Ok I picked up a 71 marlin ski boat v bottom with an 85hp v4 Johnson and 3 blade aluminum prop. I bought this boat to just bomb around in. I got it home and replace the stringer and the floor and put in a bulkhead. I thought before I paint it I should take it out and try it to see if its ill handling ect.
Well here is what i found. Its not fast at all. Im looking to go about 50 to 55mph is this possible? The guy before me said it goes 45.. Well I would say he is full of crap. My guess is 32mph at best... What are your thoughts?
The engine has power tilt. I couldnt even get going fast enough to blow my hat off.
What do I have to do to get it to go 55mph?