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    How do I make it faster?

    I'm currently stationed in Africa and I just ordered a 175. I ordered it with the 50 yamaha and I am very excited about going home to SEE MY BOAT and my wife (JK). I had a questioned about getting it to 40mph. I didnt really have the money to buy a bigger motor but I was wondering if it was possible to get the boat running around 40 without losing my hole shot time and not putting added stress on the engine. This is my first boat and this site plus the article in Field and Stream really sold me.

    Thank You,
    Matt
    USMC

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    Re: How do I make it faster? (oneguyinhoa)

    Matt, I don't know much about your boat. But, Congrats on the purchase, good luck with it when you get back. Someone will get one here and answer your question.

    Thanks for defending our country!!!!!!
    Dan, WV

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    Re: How do I make it faster? (bassindan)

    I've not seen a 50 do 40 mph. 33 is about the norm.....prop swapping is the best way.....and ss props are not faster on the 50's.

    Keep it light!



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    Re: How do I make it faster? (oneguyinhoa)

    Matt -

    I've got a 176 with a 75 on it. It does 48 with me alone and 42 to 45 with two other people on board. I don't think the 50 will get you to 40. But ... don't sweat it. If you wanted to go fast, you wouldn't have bought this boat. It's for fishing, not doing 75 mph. You'll love it though ... great boat and will be perfect as your first one. Keep your loads light, don't fill the fuel tank all the way, and make sure your passengers are seated to keep the boat level ... all of this will aid in making it go a little faster.

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    Re: How do I make it faster? (norcal bass)

    not 40 but i have gottin 38.3 at 5800 tourny load with a 50 horse 2 stroke and a worked 3 blade ss prop.
    do your self a favor get rid of the tin prop first thing. i am impressed buy the performance of the 50 moters on a heavier boat -176 tx-

    of course my lil stratos is NOT a 176tx. it is much lighter-no carpet, no back deck- and a javlin slick hull..

    zooker

    2002 stratos 2003 yamaha
    1971 terry 1971 johnson

    god bless latino woman


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