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    Over the last 15 years or so I have owned many different boats. Almost all of them light weight and most of them sufficiently powered. Owned a bunch of props such as ETs, choppers, Yamaha drag and modified versions. Lift was never an issue. Now I am trying to get a sled to run. 19' Hawk that feels like barge to me. I have not worked at all on set-up due to weather and life getting in the way. Boat is rigged for fishing only with troller on the bow and three batteries and a 40 gallon fuel tank. Motor is a 200xs on a jack plate and currently has a 25 Tempest. Put a 26 Ballistic on it but have not had a chance to run it. Just read the Ballistic thread and the thread did not give me a warm fuzzy feeling as they were deemed mostly junk. The rig runs 72 with me only in the boat but feels like it is glued to the water. Open to suggestions.

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    Give it a try. Tempest is really good bow lifting prop. I don't know if it gets any better than that. Can you move any weight back in the boat? Maybe more setback?
    Lower /raise the engine? Your speed seems pretty good for a 200.
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    Just because it doesnít wash the numbers and scare the hell out of you doesnít mean itís glued, Rock!
    1990 Shadow bass boat w/ 2.4 200 Merc. Totally resto'd boat and love it!

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    A Bravo XS will give you the lift you're looking for.

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    Bravo is probably a good call.
    Usually have to go up in pitch and higher on the plate. Versus a tempest.
    I bet rock knew that though.
    I'm only getting about 69 to 70 out of a 20' champion with a worn out 225efi. Also running 25p tempest.
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    Several years back I sold my 300xs to a buddy and we hung it on a 22' Bullet. He is running a Bravo and loves it. May have to see if there is one around to try.

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    I have heard a lot of guys liking the bravo props, a buddy is running a29 bravo on his 03 allison with a250 pro xs, best he can get is about 86, as a down side, I have heard several people saying that they do sling ears , maybe just rumors, as I bought a 30 bravo to try on mine, but am way too happy with the drag 4 to swap it over, I also have a 25 tempest and it was a really nice prop, great out of the whole and would wind up really quick, but did not really have that top end for me.
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    ( Haulin Bass) (108 mph so far
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    Will, it sounds like you have a sweet ride.
    Doubt you will ever get passed on blast off.
    I see some guys using bravos on their 21' Bullets.
    Your on the money about going fast though.
    Jack that thing up with a lwp and run a 4 blade over the hub prop.
    Was guessing rock didn't have a lwp.
    I've got a 28p 4 blade cleaver on my laser. Super easy to drive. I also run a 28p Signature eagle 4 blade on my bullet, with good results. Nowhere as fast as your going. Maybe one of these days I'll invest in a hot motor.

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    I've had a lot of help from this website on set ups and lots of other details i absolutely love my motor,a7200 rpm beast, there were some sacrifices, my dad was a huge part in leading me to where I am now, I just want to try and help anyone I can with what has worked, ( and not worked) through my experiences
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    I did run a Bob's on my omc lowers, and noticed the 5 to 7 mph promised
    97 xb2002 15" 300x w 1.62 sporty
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    (Rip. Whiteally02) -dad
    They call it the American dream, to bad you have to be asleep to believe it. - George Carlin

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    I run Bobs on my ltv and bullet. On Mercs.

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    Don't really expect this rig to run much faster. Not nearly fast enough to need a cone. Only have a 200 on it and it is a heavy boat. I just want it to lift up out of the water and carry the bow. Currently not happening. Water is presently very cold and will soon be very hard here in Illinois so I have till this spring to round up a wheel. Appreciate the suggestions and info.

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    My old champion loved a trophy, similar hull to yours i believe. The best lift came from a b&b yamaha t-1 but a small hub trophy was great all around.

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    Trophy was my first thought. I have owned several Champions and really like the boats. Was told the Hawk may have been a splash of the Champion.

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    I was running a28 trophy plus 2 on my g2 at 85 mph @ 6200, great all around prop
    97 xb2002 15" 300x w 1.62 sporty
    ( Haulin Bass) (108 mph so far
    (Rip. Whiteally02) -dad
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