View Full Version : How fast is your boat?

12-21-2002, 09:57 AM
No BS liars here. Vote in the poll! If you have several boats, vote for the fastest one.

12-22-2002, 10:13 PM
congrats on the flying machine of the month. nice boat!

12-23-2002, 10:22 AM

12-23-2002, 12:50 PM
91.6 GPS @ 6700, 30 pitch inline chopper even with pad ported 200-2.4....

can a stock 150 really run 90.9 on a vector?????????

12-23-2002, 02:01 PM
74mph@7200 with a MOD 2cly OMC 50.

Michael Martin
12-23-2002, 09:21 PM
Waterwings - no.... if so I want to see it.


wing nut
12-23-2002, 10:18 PM
0-55.. the boats in the shop (my garage), getting restored. hoping to go around 70 though when its finished.


12-24-2002, 06:23 AM
highest ive done with a gps in the boat was 91.7 so thats where i fit in, maybe i should take out all the boating junk :eek: the cooler full of "chilled beverage" doesnt help :D

12-24-2002, 10:09 AM
If I took out the 6 speakers (two 6x9's, two 10's in big boxes, two amps,(800 watts, soon to be 1000 watts),cd player, equlizer,carpet, anchor, chilled beverages, paddle etc. mabey I could run a little faster, but then what would I do when parked at the beach or floating and consuming?

12-24-2002, 10:37 AM
Rich Owen's Vector regularly does 90. His motor is a 98 150 promax ss. That is a 2.5 that turns almost 7 grand. The motor is entirely stock including oil injection. I run with Rich regularly and all numbers are real.
Warren Elliott

12-27-2002, 08:50 AM
Anyone else who still hasn't voted yet, get clickin!'

150 votes so far-- any more?

Rich Owen
12-27-2002, 10:37 AM
Last Sat (12/20) I ran 90.3 with a 28" Ron Hill @ 6700 rpms . Tried a 30" Mazco and ran 89.4 2 6100 rpms . I have a 6' manual plate and the 150 ProMax SS has 2" of setback built in . I run 1/2" above the pad (the top portion of the concave pad). This is 7/8" above bottom of the concave portion . The boat , motor , driver weighs 1630 lbs . These numbers are at sea level and 40 to 50 degrees air temperature . The motors run great this time of year . During the hot humid summer I run 88s and 89s . I have spun this motor @ 7000 rpms and not hit the limiter . I love ProMaxes (ProMax i ?)
On Sat we had 4 boats parked at the ramp . We took turns making passes , swapping props , swapping gear cases , and changing prop heights . It's great this time of year , no wakes or "no wake zones" to contend with ! We try to get out weekly .
To borrow a line from my friend Jim Thompson " FLY IT HIGH and FLY IT OFTEN "

12-27-2002, 11:21 AM
Anybody over 126 MPH must validate their vote with boat and set up. I will go first at 134 MPH 2.5 350 HP MOD-U Lee Craft. I know there out there but I know there are a bunch of fibers too. It would be fun too see who these 126 135 boats are.

Ken Warby
12-27-2002, 12:21 PM
Since you made a spot for me and co.
I voted.
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :eek:

12-27-2002, 12:34 PM
We know you are legitimate. Say no more.:)

12-27-2002, 03:56 PM
1995 STV MOD VP, diamond motor at the time,28 lab clever turning about 9800. With a 26cc hded 260 it turns the clever about 9450. Estimated 120 in lake trim. Sorry no pics at this time, not at my personal computer. Has been radared at 132.1 on the gulf coast, not under my ownership however.

12-27-2002, 05:59 PM
a hair over 104...so thats what I voted:):) Gotta stay honest :):):)

12-27-2002, 06:42 PM
Seasons Greetings...........stv mod vp.......highly modified drag.posted my particulars and then deleted........here is my ride...........I posted in the 126 to 135 category...has run 121 with a drag wheel..............a 32 should run to 130 plus......


12-27-2002, 08:26 PM
134 plus gps seebold merk 2.5 efi all the goody's ,race fuel mod u 10x20 prop 14;15 gears 380 h.p. dyno .

12-27-2002, 08:36 PM
Lee, welcome to Scream and Fly. Looks like its our turn down here to take care of Larry for while.:D

12-27-2002, 09:17 PM
thanx for the welcome john. long time no see. too late for xmas,but maybe youall can have a spring painting and pickle fork party for larry , unless his boat has changed since sept. .best to you @ yours john . lee.

12-27-2002, 09:59 PM
Paint, yes paint. Thats a good idea.:D

12-28-2002, 11:34 AM
Paint,you cant paint when its 32 degrees out:D

01-05-2003, 02:39 AM
I just voted. My Gran Prix with Mod U Engine. We will be running a modified 2.5 powerhead provided by my crew chief a former F1 racer. I hope to have some fun this next season, and stay outta trouble. But then again who aint?

01-05-2003, 02:42 AM
You sure can paint when its 32 degrees out. It's 25 here, and I just painted a boat 3 days ago. Its called wood stove, and lots of wood....

01-05-2003, 08:08 PM
Yeah when ya have a building to paint it in.Not when you outside or it will run......

01-05-2003, 11:03 PM
I finally figure out how you got so many posts. Double posts... Nice try!

01-06-2003, 07:42 AM
Danm i didnt even noticed that,must have hit the button twice or somptin.:D its never done that before:confused:

Michael Martin
01-06-2003, 09:56 AM
Rich - No insult intended. I have never seen it done & think I've been around. Every one I have seen rigged with a 150 would only run in the 70's.

Rich Owen
01-06-2003, 11:16 AM
Michael - None taken . I don't think all 150s are created equal .
A friend with a 2001 150 fishing motor on a Viper struggles to reach 75 mph . With more set up and seat time I'm sure he'll do better . (the boat has a huge porpoise problem that needs to be worked out)
When I got the Vector with a 1982 150 , 2.0 gear case and L&S nose cone I struggled to reach 78 mph . Put a 1990 2.4 200 hp power head on and went 92.3 mph and consistant 91s .
Depending who I talk to the 2.5 150 ProMax puts out 165 to 180 hp . ( Any of you motor gurus ever put one on a dyno ?)
At the CT River Run I spoke with John Tiger about this motor/boat combo and he didn't seem at all suprised I could run a consistant 90 mph .
The 2.4 200 and the '98 ProMax both meet APBA Factory Stock specs and have been inspected by NEODA . The heads have never even been off the ProMax .
Another plus of the ProMax , fuel mileage . We regularly do the 60 mile round trip CT River Run . With the 200 carb motor it would take a little over 18 gallons . The PM uses a little over 14 gallons .
All these numbers are the result of set up , set up , set up and seat time , seat time , seat time . Little , to no wind helps too . It doesn't take much to blow the Vector off the pad .
This set up dosen't work for the drags (with 8" total set back the hole shot's not great) but has carried a 150 lb passenger to 87 mph .
I use a Garmin 3+ .
Rich Owen

01-11-2003, 01:00 AM
I won't say what a 150 Evinrude will do! I'll just ask Talon,Action,and whoever else drove my HOT ROD:D :D :D

01-11-2003, 01:04 AM
for the 116 to 125 range...i've got a '90 model stv pro comp ski, mod 260 with 27cc heads, 1:87's in a SM...20" reg. mid and usually running this 24 ET...i've got bigger props and nitrous so i figure i'm safe voting in this bloc...this pic is from this last sunday on the san jacinto river on motor with the 24 et...i don't spray the little props for top end #'s, they're turning too many rpm's now...dmac

Gordie Miller
01-11-2003, 02:34 AM
Don't know, don't care but...............I've got a 10 X 18 that should go above 115 on the LOOOOOOOOOOOOng course. Don't run that too often though, concentrate on gettin to 95 in a big hurry.

01-13-2003, 07:46 PM
Guess my last boat was a slowpoke at 98.3mph.. This new (old) boat should git me over the 100 I've been searching for.. Will have to wait till the water softens..

Vinnie ;)

Rich Owen
01-14-2003, 09:03 AM
Hey Vinnie , What did you pick up ? See you at the Romp !

01-26-2003, 04:09 PM
156 and Change Pugh hydro Merc 2.5 Augusta, Ga July 2000
171 and change Watercraft hydro, Blown Big block Chevy on alcohol. St Louis 1996.

Jon Wright

02-22-2003, 01:49 AM
I drove this boat 129 a week before these pictures. 21 daytona carbon fiber hull, twin 260's, simon motorsports intakes, nitrox, porting,tuners.

02-22-2003, 09:34 PM
2002 LIB. 19 ft. SKI RACER 1740lbs w/10gal. gas & no driver . 97 2.5 260 modified by jay smith . 106 mph....26et.....8900rpms. there's more there but i'm still learnen.

02-22-2003, 09:49 PM

02-22-2003, 09:58 PM
:confused: so what happened?? was the 130.3 just before the "remodel" or after, or in spite of??:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

02-23-2003, 12:55 AM
The 130 mph pass was clean. The boat blew over at speed ally the next week.

08-21-2006, 11:02 PM
rezorection of old thred to see how other newer members do and to see howmany more ultra go fasts are really out there... i put my honest top speed to date.. 84.2... but there is more in her...

Little Jon
02-25-2007, 11:35 AM
our mirage hit 111 and ive only hit 104.. we just got some new cleavers it will be fun trying them out :D

11-15-2009, 03:31 AM
i know this is an old thread but what the heck...im in the 0-55 range...boat isnt put together yet...hoping for the 90+ range when its done

11-15-2009, 04:00 AM
i know this is an old thread but what the heck...im in the 0-55 range...boat isnt put together yet...hoping for the 90+ range when its done
:eek::D Ya like the oldest thread on Scream and fly probably.:D 2002:cheers: Actually you may have something hear Stoker. Maybe we need a new poll comparing the differences in numbers from 8 years ago to see if we got more boats faster now!!:thumbsup:150 you know how to do this right? Or if anyone else knows how we could use this thread as a comparison? Good or Bad Idea?? I think cool.:thumbsup:

11-15-2009, 04:16 AM
sounds cool to me...how do we set it up?...just start a new poll?

11-15-2009, 07:00 AM
Oddly, the polls show dates farther back than threads.

I can run a new poll with identical options. Cool?

11-15-2009, 09:38 AM
do it up...it'd be interesting to see if the numbers change

11-15-2009, 09:55 AM
Best so far has been 81 gps with my tired old looper, and a 28ET copy....need a bigger prop to keep the motor down in the power range. :D