It's a 38' and older than my GT, 2002, so analog it is.That's badass, but I think would look better in digital format. Fastest I've been on a boat is ~95 in an Eliminator. You are crazy! 42' Lightening has always been one of my favorite boats.
My last trip to the Bahamas and back below. I've only toped out at 69.4... not quite enough to round up. Not too bad for fishing boat with only 600hp total. Guess I only hit 63 on this trip.View attachment 62774
Not bad for GM engines a little under 700hp each.
Of course 2112's FORD powered is faster!
I'm sure there are others on here with some extreme go fasts.
Going from Imco -1 Extremes, 6bl Herings to Imco -4 SCX's, 5 bl Herings MPH stayed +/- 1 depending on day but I haven't had to idle back to the dock.Wow, Just 700? I would have guessed quite a bit more for a full cabin boat the same length as mine doing 108. I only weight 9000lbs fully wet.
How much change did switching to the IMCO drives and 5 blade surface cleavers net you?
Going from Imco -1 Extremes, 6bl Herings to Imco -4 SCX's, 5 bl Herings MPH stayed +/- 1 depending on day but I haven't had to idle back to the dock.
I think I'm 8500# dry plus 1400# fuel.
It probably comes down to convenience and access. Virtually all car people have a garage but a lot less have convenient access to water. I grew up in Florida and lived in San Diego... So I have water/ocean in my earliest/fondest memories.Did you guys ever notice that 95% of Boat guys love cars but only about 10% of car guys are into boats?
Was that before or after they went bankrupt and Reggie sold?
Yes, very sensitive at 100. At 108 it seemed to relax. I've heard that boats will have an "Oh crap" zone. I think mine's at 100-104.I am impressed Rob. Good Rigging and driving. I know when I make a speed run, it takes every ounce of concentration. One wrong move......
I have the XR shortys and 4 blade props. It actually drives wonderfully with all -around great manners but I have seized a cone clutch before. Luckily in forward. As I mentioned, I always like the IMCO, only wish the XPower was a more serious player. IT would be a direct swap.
Had the boat made in 1998. I paid for all the upgrades to construction available at the time. For example, vacuum bagging the lay-up was an extra $10K at that time. Now that's standard operating procedure.
I complained immediately. After about a year of back and forth, they came all the way out to get the boat to fix it.
It sat in Washington N.C. For over a year before I went and got it back and just fixed it myself. Thankfully, the Hull itself was done very well.
Wow. That sucks to have such a bad experience on something like that. You paid for the best and obviously didn't get it. I thought they were supposed to be very well built boats at that time and a great company to work with too. I've been to that factory in Washington. Pretty neat.
Mine feels like it's on one rail until that 108. Before the SCX's it felt better.My Cig is on Rails the entire way. What makes me nervous is Debris or a rogue roller I don't see until it is too late.