1994 Merc 150XRi (EFI)
25P Tempest A45 with hub vents partially filled with JB Weld with 1/8" holes drilled.
3 1/2" Below pad
Solo Angler and a Full Tx Load with 1 1/2 tanks of fuel
62.5 MPH on GPS
Fair degree of chop.
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2005 Z21 Dual Console
2006 E-TEC 225
Bobs 10" Hydrolic
24 Pitch Raker II
3 1/2" Below Pad
Top Speed 71.75
Average Speed 68.10
Note: just me, 165 lbs, around 3/4 full in both tanks, slick water, quite a bit of gear. Haven't really learned how to get it just right, first time owning a boat this big. Any input or adjustments to try or do would be appreciated greatly! Have been told, a lot, don't touch anything, I have a strong motor and setup. Thanx!
Yamaha F150 '08
No jack plate
21 pitch yamaha
5500 rpm - 54mph top with tourney load, half tank, and co-angler.
Looking at getting a 6" JP and a 175vmax hpdi series 2 thats new on the shipping crate. Think I can expect 10-12 more mph with a light load?
1988 Ranger 363V
150 HP Johnson GT
"Turbo" 3 blade SS prop 14.25" x 23
No Jack Plate
4.5 " below pad
Top GPS Speed = 61 with RPM's at 5,400 smooth water
Trimmed 1/2 up which puts prop on level plane with pad - best scenario I have heard??
Full Tanks @ 32 gallon, live wells 1/2, minimal gear, one person
Top GPS speed with tourney load, full tanks, 2 people = 56
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2015 Z521c single console
2015 Mercury 250 pro xs
24p stock Fury
Half tank of gas
250lb & 200lb riders
22 rod combos
Both back compartments full of tackle and big center full.
4- 31 series batteries.
2-8 foot blades
10in hydraulic jack plate
(72.1) going with minimal wind. I adjusted trim and prop until I couldn't get any more out of it.
1989 373 with Johnson 150 GT
No jack plate and Renegade 4 blade 23
54.4 GPS at 5500 RPM
rear well full
funny, 3800 RPMs is 38 mph, 4400 RPMs is 44 mph
Do these numbers sound correct? Should/could I be going faster?
Boat: 1996 492VS
Motor: 1998 Yamaha 225 EFI
Jack Plate: Rite Hite manual 6" I believe
Setback: 15" built into the boat plus however much the jack plate adds
Top GPS Speed: 71.1 mph @ 5750 rpm with both tanks 1/2 full, full spider rig, my 240 lbs and partner's 170 lbs
Average WOT speed: 68 mph
Not sure on the prop, it's the one that ca me on it and it's nothing special, probably stock
Boat: 2012 Z522
Motor: 2012 250 Yamaha SHO
Jackplate: Slidemaster w/12" offset
Prop: Fury 25"
Setting to Pad: 3" below pad
Top GPS Speed: 69 mph at 5900 rpm w/near full fuel tanks and me alone and calm water
Average GPS Speed: 50-60
Notes: 3 seconds till on plane
Boat: 2014 Reata 2050 LS
Motor: 2014 Mercury 250 Pro XS
Jackplate: 8" Atlas
Prop: 24P Bravo 1 FS
Setting to Pad: #13 on the jack plate gauge lol...I have no idea on pad height
Top GPS Speed: 64.1 gps
Notes: COLD, COLD day...42*F
2014 Reata 2050 LS w/ 250 Pro XS & 9.9 Pro Kicker, HDS12 Touch & HDS 10 w/ independent structure scan fore and aft, Burts Rails and Mortar Rod Holders, 8" Atlas Hydro Jack Plate, 101 Terrova w/ iPilot, precision sonar mounting system Bow & Console.