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.
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.
BassCat Sabre FTD
Mercury 150 Optimax
"It's just fishing"
2013 Sabre ftd
Merc optimax 175 stock
25 fury stock
5.25" below pad
rpm??? close to max but I didnt think to look
full tank of gas
full tank of oil
18) 7-7.5' bait cast r/r 10 of mine in the box 8 of my sons on the passenger side.
full load of tackle(all compartments mostly at max capacity)
air temp 28 deg
water temp 49 deg
going down river and down wind
Thats about all I can think of. Boat drives a lil squirrely at 73.9mph, but I had blazer before so I am used to the chine walking. You just have to learn to drive thru it.
Chris Smith 2013 BassCat Sabre FTD, Mercury 175 PRO XS