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    296 running pic

    For you guys that have never seen a 296 heres a pic,this pic running around 71 ish at 5500,with no plate straight to the transom,with a 27 tempest on a 200 opti,I think a 25 would be a better prop,but keeping the rs below the 5750 on the opti is tough.
    And with a 200 proxs you should see 2 mph .
    Stick a 8 inch plate and you will be at 75 easy.
    Also this test is with 2 guys and a full tank of gas.


    Last edited by TOUCH OF CLASS; 07-30-2012 at 05:21 PM.

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    Re: 296 running pic (TOUCH OF CLASS)

    Good Compliment to the 195.

    For a long time the 296 was the boat I wanted. Then I found my current 596.

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    Ba k up

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    Actually TOC the 200 Pro XS has the same 5750 upper limit as the optimax



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    Quote Originally Posted by bassin again View Post
    Actually TOC the 200 Pro XS has the same 5750 upper limit as the optimax
    I think we need a new Moderator! This guy doesn't know anything!!

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    I wonder why they made the 225 -250 6000 and not the 200...must be a merc thingThats why Iam going SHO.

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    Now I know you've lost your mind!!!

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    I have this exact boat with a 25 Tempest on it and i cannot get anything over 65mph with 1 man and 1/2 tank of gas.... is there something you recommend or is the 27 the answer? The R's are at 5750 with this prop on.

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    What is the prop to pad measurement and is your prop stock?

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    Prop blueprinting is the key....a bad tempest will be anywhere from 3 to 6 mph slower than a perfect
    one.We have seen low 60s with a bad prop and mid 70s with a good prop on the same rig.

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    The prop is stock yes. I would have to get the dimensions from prop to pad. Everything is factory though. Wonder who in the OKC area will blueprint the prop.. and the cost? Also.. can a jack plate be put on this boat? Somewhere at one time.. somebody told me that charged didnt recommend putting a jackplate on this model of boat?

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    Yes you can put a plate...8 inch is all the 296 needs and a good tempest..
    Send your prop to croxton hes on the prop board...fill the form out and tell him you need the
    Charger blueprint he will dial it in.

    http://www.bassboatcentral.com/marksprops1.htm

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    Add a plate and have Croxton work your prop if you can. You'll not regret it.

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    I didn't know there is a difference in the Opti and Pro Xs?
    Just James

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    The pro xs stickers are kinda like chrome air cleaner and chrome valve covers its fasterBut in the real world
    the pro xs is not a pro xs it does not have fiber reeds,higher fuel rail psi ,6000 rpms limiter .It would be a bad ass 200 if it was a pro xs.

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    perfect boat right there

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    71 with hats still on facing forward...they must be tight lol

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    It has been a long time since I rode in a 296. How does it compare to the 195? I am sure it is better than my 186.

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    The 296 is an awesome boat and exactly what I wanted for a long time. Just feels a bit skinny when compared to a 396. I'd still love to have one though.

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