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    Default Silhouette boats tunnel open bow jet

    Does anyone know if these are any good hulls?
    What kinda speed can you get out of one.

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    We have a 28' Silhouette I/O and absolutely love it. We put a new 502/490hp in it 3 years ago. It runs mid 60's and has hit 70 with a very light load and just me driving.
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    QUOTE=gordyd4;1243690]Does anyone know if these are any good hulls?
    What kinda speed can you get out of one.[/QUOTE]

    The 28's and[ 24's were I/O's. The 20' is a true 20' from bow to stern. They made them with the jet, IO and outboard.

    There was a test done on a 550-600 hp blower motor and stated it ran 85mph. They also tested a 225 HP two stroke outboard with a power prop. It planed in 3 seconds and ran in the mid to high 60's with the power prop.

    The 20' is pretty tight in the back seat with the jet power package, they put the seat beside the engine cowl or made two small jump seats facing each other behind the driver and passenger seat.

    The outboard configuration affords a normal back seat with much more room in the aft passenger area. I have the original 20' silhouette mold and original plug. I will keep the original mold and eventually offer the boat in its original form and a stretched version. The stretched version will also have 6-8" more free-board throughout and 12" to 18" overall longer

    Both boats will have a glass liner, glass engine hatch and back seat and have a more modern and lighter "wood free" build.

    I really want to build myself one soon with a 300 HP outboard and a lighter more modern build.

    Cobra1 (Scott) here on the board has a plethora of information on the Silhouettes.




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    your kinda late on this, the OP bought an ELIMINATOR 25' DAYTONA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blownjet 468 View Post
    your kinda late on this, the OP bought an ELIMINATOR 25' DAYTONA
    I know, just saw it! Better late than never! LOL

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    I really want to build myself one soon with a 300 HP outboard and a lighter more modern build.

    Cobra1 (Scott) here on the board has a plethora of information on the Silhouettes.




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    I would love to see what a 20' lighter/newer version with a 300hp outboard would run like. We love our 28' for how we boat.

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    My molds are built with super wide flanges, which are needed when using the infusion method. I have been in touch with a guy that has mastered new methods of building hull's. We will be able to drop 300 pounds and build a stronger thicker hull than with conventional methods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra1 View Post
    My molds are built with super wide flanges, which are needed when using the infusion method. I have been in touch with a guy that has mastered new methods of building hull's. We will be able to drop 300 pounds and build a stronger thicker hull than with conventional methods.
    That sounds exciting, how long til we see one on the water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lake p.a.l. View Post
    That sounds exciting, how long til we see one on the water?

    Soon, I think.

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    My parents have a 94 Silhouette 21' outboard with a 300 promax. At Havasu empty with just my dad it's running 75 mph.

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