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    well i sucked up a rock this weekend and tore up the leading edges on my impeller so just wondering what to run i am not sure whats in it now but it does 75mph its a 1980 hondo witha 468 big block chevy 550hp hooked to a berkely pump thanks i what to run 85 to 90 mph thanks colin
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo man View Post
    well i sucked up a rock this weekend and tore up the leading edges on my impeller so just wondering what to run i am not sure whats in it now but it does 75mph its a 1980 hondo witha 468 big block chevy 550hp hooked to a berkely pump thanks i what to run 85 to 90 mph thanks colin
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo man View Post
    well i sucked up a rock this weekend and tore up the leading edges on my impeller so just wondering what to run i am not sure whats in it now but it does 75mph its a 1980 hondo witha 468 big block chevy 550hp hooked to a berkely pump thanks i what to run 85 to 90 mph thanks colin

    IMHO, there is no way on gods green earth you will pick up 10-15 MPH with an impeller change.. maybe 2MPH if your pump was worn out....

    Also, 75 MPH at what RPM? among dozens of other questions I'm sure...

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    Put a 300 on the back of it, Flywheel it and a nosecone. $15,000 later you'll have a 65 mph pile of shit......

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    well sorry iam really new to this whole jetboat thing i run 5000rpm and 75mph on my gps so how do i make this boat go faster thanks for all the help there is just no good help in alberta canada to give me advice
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    IMHO I don't think the cost is worth 2 mph. 75 seems to be respectable to me. But then I'm not really racing any one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo man View Post
    well sorry iam really new to this whole jetboat thing i run 5000rpm and 75mph on my gps so how do i make this boat go faster thanks for all the help there is just no good help in alberta canada to give me advice

    Some of the fastest jetboats I have ever witnessed came from your neck of the ice....I mean woods

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    Put a 300 on the back of it, Flywheel it and a nosecone. $15,000 later you'll have a 65 mph pile of shit......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo man View Post
    well i sucked up a rock this weekend and tore up the leading edges on my impeller so just wondering what to run i am not sure whats in it now but it does 75mph its a 1980 hondo witha 468 big block chevy 550hp hooked to a berkely pump thanks i what to run 85 to 90 mph thanks colin
    Im sure I will be corrected if wrong but some hulls are not made to go that fast. You can have a 800hp motor in a whatever lets say Tahiti and it wont go 80mph before it throws you sideways out of the boat. You can always go to stainless impeller, keel, loader, ride plate, place diverter or obviously more horse power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
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    Pull your pump and send it here!............http://home.pacbell.net/jmcclure/
    MPD did my pump on my last boat and WOW!!!!! Not only was it a piece of art but boy did it pump some H20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo man View Post
    well sorry iam really new to this whole jetboat thing i run 5000rpm and 75mph on my gps so how do i make this boat go faster thanks for all the help there is just no good help in alberta canada to give me advice
    try outlaw eagle in Red Deer , there was a ss berkeley A on their website .
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    haaa thanks gt jet and thanks to everyone on there imput
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    It is possible to gain ten mph for sure. Dialed in system vs bone stock and variables galore. Say a guy has a boat with a AA impeller with an engine with low torque and changes to a B impeller.

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    Hondo Man , 550 hp puts you over the "magic mark" for safe use of Aluminum Impellers (both OEM and after market) IMO so your looking at a Bronze or Stainless 500 to 900 range , re your goal , as said above 75 mph is very respectable for that hull and that HP, much more will take some fairly significant Horse power increase . Call if we can help Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo man View Post
    well sorry iam really new to this whole jetboat thing i run 5000rpm and 75mph on my gps so how do i make this boat go faster thanks for all the help there is just no good help in alberta canada to give me advice
    Can 550 HP push a Hondo to 85 ?

    Hell, can 750 HP push a Hondo 85?

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    so iam thinking your telling me that the fastest iam going to get out of her
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