Here is a little video shot during our quest to run over 120 mph in the all orange Howard 28 Bullet. The first two minutes is pretty boring driving, with a couple little side rollers here and there, but nothing exciting until 2.20 minutes of the three minute video. During this video we were running a 32 lab prop and the boat locked in on the rev limiter right at 113-114 mph. We later ran a 35 lab prop and hit the rev limiter again at 122.0 mph............The boat is set up to run and works very well. Enjoy the video,,,,,It's good entertainment for the "Performance Vee Enthusiast" Once open, you can hit full screen for a better view. Turn up the volume!
The Howard Bullet's(both the 25-28) have been really good boats for me(I have owned both), so I am a little biased. Anyway,,,,,here are a few pics of other Bullets that I know of that are very fast.................If you guys know of any more, please post pics.
Sorry guys if I have blown your cover,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but these look great! It's surprising how many of them are out there..........................I hope the other owners get word of this thread and post some pics(Chad, JR, Rob,RS,Jimmy, etc...............)
We have a video with the "helmet cam" in place, but it really looks bad. I am hoping to have SEVERAL different videos of it running well soon. Hey, did you ever add Dana headers to your Whipple/496? If not, you should do it. Also,,,,,,,,,Post some pics of your 25. This is the place
OK, Here is the best I can for now. This is all of the coverage I have from the 122 mph runs. The "Tony Hawk" helmet cam was pretty loose on the helmet, and it shows by all of the bouncing that takes place during the run. We have focused about 99.8% on the boat/handling/performance and about .2% on video(it shows), but hey it's something right. As I have said before, "making this boat run fast/stable is something that I personally have wanted to do".
I have done this for several reasons: most importantly, the hull has been a great foundation for me to run several different engines as a comparison to each other, and I have been really curious how well it would handle speed/power. It also happens to be a very user friendly family boat.
IMO, it is a great boat, and it has been tested WAY above and beyond where the average performance boater will ever go in a single engine stern driven vee. But for me, Its good to know what it will do without any major mods. With a 1" shorter lower, it still planes easily without the tabs(my daughter wakeboards behind it). It does not porpose or do anything weird. We normally have the motor "backed down" to approx 900 hp. We pull a 30 lab prop and a 1.35 gr to about 6000 to just above 100 mph with a load. It works
No doubt about it. I need to get you in this orange thing. Its pretty unbelievable. Also, thanks for the remarks regarding your set up. You have been a great customer and very easy to work with. I appreciate your attitude and I thank you again for a great few days. Let me know when you will be out there again and maybe I can get out there too.
Hey, did you ever add Dana headers to your Whipple/496? If not, you should do it. Also,,,,,,,,,Post some pics of your 25. This is the place
Still no headers yet. That whole "work" thing has gotten in the way lately. Here's a few pics; howerver, among Howard Bullets mine is on the slow side. Amongst "mortal" boats, it's pretty quick. And yes, that is my fat a$$ behind the boat.