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jayinnh

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« on: May 15, 2010, 07:52:51 PM »
my sx195  will show 56 on the gauge,, havent got the gps in it yet.  305 2bbl,  21 pitch aluminium. post up your numbers.
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 09:23:54 PM »
Mine will run 50 mph according to the GPS. The speedo read 53-54. I think the GPS is more accurate. My boat is not the fastest because it's not red. Everyone know that red is the fastest color:)
JT

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2010, 07:21:04 PM »
Don't know yet!  Haven't been brave enough to open 'er all the way up.  Will post once we get there.  :)  Signed, Newbies  
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2010, 09:30:58 PM »
Mine has been up to 65.  Once I realized it, I did back down to 60.





On the water it's slower.  Sorry couldn't resist :)
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010, 09:28:56 AM »
Good one Adrift. I'll have to remember that next time someone asks me how fast she'll go.

Mine is similar to jt185. speedo will read 53-54 but gps reads 50. I have got it to 51MPH one time on the gps with the wife and me only in the boat, 1/2 tank of gas and no gear. Could have been I was going along with a 1 MPH water current which added to the 1MPH to my gps speed. :) That hasn't been consistent though. I can consistently get it to 50MPH. Add more people or gear and it slows down some.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010, 07:50:39 PM »
mine can do 50 on the GPS, don't know how much faster because I haven't tried.

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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2010, 04:10:24 PM »
I got her up to 50mph on the speedo, but my speedo is being faulty so it probably isn't accurate. Once I get that fixed I'll report back and that was myself and one other. Have to to just cruise by myself.
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2010, 04:49:20 PM »
I also have a GT185 with 4.3 Mercruiser.  With the stock 23P 3 blade AL prop, I had it up to 54MPH on the gps with just me and a little fuel on board.  Started chine walking at that point and I about messed myself.  Now with the 4 blade 21P it tops out around 47-48MPH.  I tell myself that's plenty fast and I never open it up anyway...but for some reason I wish it could still hit 50...

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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2010, 10:14:36 PM »
Quote from: codertimt

 I tell myself that's plenty fast and I never open it up anyway...but for some reason I wish it could still hit 50...

Funny how we think when it comes to going fast! Would there be a better hole shot with a 4 blade 23 pitch compared to the stock 3 blade 23?
JT

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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2010, 04:27:18 PM »
I agree with jt185, I'd much rather have a quick hole shot than the top end.  Any smart prop people out there with a good recommendation?  
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2010, 07:54:35 PM »
i just fitted a 4 blade amita 19 pitch, cheap alum prop, killer holeshot, really grabs the water.
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2010, 03:30:41 PM »
Where did you get this new prop from? What size prop did you replace with it? I am considering an alu 4-blade myself.

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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2010, 06:49:30 PM »
Mine showed a top end of 55 at 5000 RPMS
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2010, 10:01:47 PM »
We topped out at 53 today - FUN!
Nicole
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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2010, 01:30:25 AM »
150 HP E-tec....  50MPH on the nose GPS with the four blade stainless prop and completely stable.  With the three blade aluminum it was chine walking like crazy and I thought I was going to lose it -- don't want to go there again.
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