Not new to boating, but new to having a jet boat. Always wanted one since I was a kid, and since I fool around with muscle cars and such, it was a natural fit. Boat is a 1978 19ft Bahner running a 460 Ford with over transom headers. I have plenty to learn about it still, but have had it on the water here in middle Ga. GPS clocked at 64 mph, but I am obviously looking for more. On really smooth water, I'm hoping for at least 70, but not sure if that is realistic or not. Truth be known, I'd love to be able to go 80-85 with it, but as everyone knows, money buys speed, so how fast can you afford to go. Either way, the boat is a blast to drive and pulls like a bear when you mash on it. I'm sure I'll have a question or two!