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    Every time I gps my boat I have a passenger to hold the gps whom weighs about 175lbs and about 25 gallons of fuel and a 30lb tool box and a small cooler with beers of course and a decent stereo system too? I'm seeing about 86-88 mph in that condition at 6200 with a b+? Empty with me and 5 gallons of fuel what do think I would run?
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    90 to 92

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    2-5 MPH, the weight of one person cost you about 2mph. The weight affects the hardware set up. You could possibly make the boat faster with the load in it, with the right hardware set up.
    I tune the hardware for the fastest MPH with one person, almost out of gas, only the essentials in the boat. And when your hauling all the other crap with you, you get what you get.

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    How accurate is a iphone with the gps app?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 525SC777 View Post
    How accurate is a iphone with the gps app?

    It's fairly accurate, but the refresh rate is not wonderful. However, with a Dual GPS 150 (blue tooth connectivity); it becomes extremely accurate.


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    It will run fast enough to kill ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by 525SC777 View Post
    How accurate is a iphone with the gps app?
    Ever thought about driving down the freeway at 60 -75 and checking it?

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    Yes but it bounces back and forth in the boat and hard to look at when your face is folded past your ears!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 525SC777 View Post
    Yes but it bounces back and forth in the boat and hard to look at when your face is folded past your ears!!!

    I hadn't thought about one of those not having a recall.....

    Good running boat ...what do you have for power in that thing?

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    Soild roller 496 with all the top of the line internals. Makes around 650-680hp on pump gas, built for 200-300 shot of spray, built by G&G performance racing engines out of Tomball, Texas, stainless b+ impeller, pro loader, shoe, ride plate droop, spooned entry to get the boat on top of the water, everything knife edged, and blueprinted. Wonder what it would run with 250 shot?????

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    If you aren't already, you can use the "screen shot" feature of the iPhone and take several pics to see what your average is......


    Screen shot is hit the home and power button at the same time...saves whatever is up on the screen to your camera roll.


    Also - FWIW, my boat runs 74-75 with 4 people, cooler, and 25-30 gallons of fuel and 80-81 with just me, no cooler, and 10-15 gallson of fuel.
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    You might want to think about leaving the little boy on shore before you hit that 250 shot.

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    That pic was of us just squirting the boat with diverter up having fun about 40-50 mph!! Everyone is tripping about that pic!

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    Its a V bottom. Thats just the way it is. If you lose power or set it down fast be pepaired for a violent turn. Nature of the hull.Get a water regulator in line to reduce the water presure to the block.

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