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    73.9 mph

    Had the Sabre up to 73.9. It was an interesting ride in below freezing temps.
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    That is awesome for that set up

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    #3
    That's awesome! not on a river with current?

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    Even if you had a good tailwind, that's screaming in a Sabre!
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    That must be a Saber world record. What engine?

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    That's ssssssssmokin!!! Gotta love them cold temps on a 2 stroke!! How was the driving experience?? Many talk of the Sabre being a handful over 65 mph. I find my Sabre easier at 69 mph than my Eyra was at the same speed.

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    My old Sabre was a fun to drive at 69, I bet 74 was a white knuckle ride. Those 18's are NOT the same as a 20 at 70!

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    Great running man! The shorter (18-19ft) boats at 70+ are a LOT of fun!!!
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    That had to be one chilly ride.

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    #10
    Man that is a nasty speed for 18 footer.

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    #11
    Wait but if the temps were below freezing wouldn't the water be ice? LoL

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    #12
    That's smokin. I'm guessing 1 rod and a drop shot bag load ?

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    With my average (light) load and me fishing solo the best I've ever seen was 64.9 on the GPS in my Sabre FTD with 150 Opti. That was a handful to me. I can't imagine another 10 MPH. That's screaming' in a Sabre.
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    I don't know if its the set up or what, but I can pretty much take my hands off the wheel at 64 mph in my Sabre. I don't have to really drive it till its gets near 67 mph,

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    #15
    That's quite a run for a Sabre FTD 175.. I would be interested in hearing what the actual set up is/was.. Prop..RPM..load.. and if current was in play..