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    Cool Allison clone and 150 hp Mercury

    5 weeks ago I purchased a River Rat hull ( made by Bo's Prop's in French Settlement, La. in 2000, it sat in the showroom until it sold in 2003 ). Bo built 4 of these 14 foot 3 inch boats. ( it is an Allison clone bottom with a Delta deck ) The one I bought was first sold in 2003 to a guy in Paulina,Louisiana. He sold the boat to Todd Skelton in Alabama. Todd put an in line 6 Mercury 150 hp on the transom and I bought it from Todd. The motor has a 5 blade prop on it. It does porpoise a bit. It has a Bob's low water pick up and a 15 inch mid. I drove the boat twice and it got 5700 RPM's @ 55 MPH on a GPS. I have been told the prop is incorrect. I am searching for someone who lives near Valdosta, Ga. to prop the boat for me. I want to buy a prop that will be used for general boating on the Suwannee River and maybe a bi-yearly trip to River Ranch. ( not to go fast but as a spectator and to my boat ) I know this is not a 80 MPH boat but I think with the proper prop it could go faster than it is now traveling. Maybe even drive the boat to help select the correct prop in Florida . The boat has a jack plate. Please help me ! I am a stranger to the boating world ! ( Where is the insert button so I post pics ) Chuck
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    That boat should run close to 80 pretty easily. Look for a 28-30 small ear chopper.

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    Agreed on the 80
    Per Rock:

    "Once I bought my first Hydrostream boating changed forever for me."

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    "I try not to let common sense interfere w/my boat buying decisions."


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    That thing should be a blast. Post a pic if you can.
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    15 bobs 5700 55 mph? don't add up........15 footer with 150ss =75......

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    Allison clone

    [QUOTE=2buckchuck;3074650]5 weeks ago I purchased a River Rat hull ( made by Bo's Prop's in French Settlement , La. in 2000 ). Bo built 4 of these 14 foot 3 inch boats. ( it is an Allison clone ) The one I bought was first sold in 2003 to a guy in Paulina,Louisiana. He sold the boat to Todd Skelton in Alabama. Todd put an in line 6 Mercury 150 hp on the transom and I bought it from Todd. The motor has a 5 blade prop on it. It does porpoise a bit. It has a Bob's low water pick up and a 15 inch mid. I drove the boat twice and it got 5700 RPM's @ 55 MPH on a GPS. I have been told the prop is incorrect. I am searching for someone who lives near Valdosta, Ga. to prop the boat for me. I want to buy a prop that will be used for general boating on the Suwannee River and maybe a bi-yearly trip to River Ranch. ( not to go fast but as a spectator and to my boat ) I know this is not a 80 MPH boat but I think with the proper prop it could go faster than it is now traveling. Maybe even drive the boat to help select the correct prop in Florida . The boat has a jack plate. Please help me ! I am a stranger to the boating world ! Chuck

    I do not know how to add pictures ! Maybe someone can school me on adding a few pictures ! Chuck
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