View Full Version : Speed Increase

06-19-2020, 09:33 PM
Iím interested in a plan to incrementally increase my boats performance. I recognize I could drop a bundle and quickly exceed any goal or ability I currently have, but for now Iíd like to do this in steps increasing speed while my experience and abilities keep up. I have a 2007 Baja 26 Outlaw 496 HO. CMI headers were on it when I got it. Still double checking the prop, but currently running a labbed 24p Bravo one. Stock Bravo one outdrive, and no changes to ECM Iím aware of. Iíve checked the bottom and itís straight. No hook. There may be a source out there, but what Iím interested in would be something like a list of mods with realistic speed gains. What type of increases would I expect out of mods like new shorter outdrive lower? Extension box? Any possible changes under the hatch before having to change engine internals? ECM changes? Of course, Iíd want to start with the biggest bang (+MPH) for my buck. Iíd also need to consider you canít simply increase HP and forget that a stock Bravo one outdrives not going to cut it at some point. Lots to consider, but I know there are others out there who have taken this same approach. I also know that at some point, it will make sense to sell and step up, but for now Iíll progress with the boat I have. We really do love the boat, regardless of its limitations.

06-20-2020, 07:30 AM
What are your goals for MPH?

06-20-2020, 09:44 AM
Not sure I have a goal, but I do know the 26 Outlaw will have some limits as to stability I would think, at some speed. I’ve seen one with new outdrive, extension box, 525, and Wipple. Mid 80’s, but I’m a long way from wanting that just yet, and I’d probably step up unless we got too attached. I also know to get big increases I’ll have to get into the engine or swap it out. I’m patient enough and realistic. I would hope I could get to 70 or maybe even 75 without pulling the engine, but that may be unrealistic.

06-21-2020, 08:23 PM
I would enjoy the boat and build or have built 502/540 over winter. Mercury states the stock bravo-1 is rated for max of 525/550 HP. My personal choice would be have a experience shop build the engine. BTW, what it's running now? Got photos??

06-27-2020, 07:59 PM
If you have the Budget Aluminum Block Heads and Intake. Put it on a diet weight equals drag.

06-27-2020, 08:08 PM
Had an old Taylor good for about 65 mph Stripped out the Interior and replaced with aluminum aircraft style seats got rid of all the plywood ditched the 455 olds and put in an aluminum 373 stroker SBC NA ran 82 on GPS