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essexjumper
06-11-2012, 11:43 PM
Looking to go from a malibu to my first mastercraft a 2012 197 with a 6.0 in it looking to find out top speed will be doing lot of barefooting with some big guys and we need speed

shepherd
06-12-2012, 09:41 AM
I have a 2003 197 with 6L and top speed is around 48 @ WOT. I could probably get a few more mph with a different prop, but I don't need it. It gets to 48 pretty freakin' fast, though...

onejdgreen
06-12-2012, 05:28 PM
I have a 2003 197 with 6L and top speed is around 48 @ WOT. I could probably get a few more mph with a different prop, but I don't need it. It gets to 48 pretty freakin' fast, though...

I have an 02 197 with the 6.0 and top speed is 48 mph unless its just the girlfriend driving on glass, with very little fuel, then she has had up to 50.5 mph. If you can't barefoot at 48 or below look for a Barefoot 200. If they had wings they would fly...

onejdgreen
06-13-2012, 10:04 AM
One other thing, I am 6'4" 255 lbs and barefoot fine behind mine.

ahhudgins
06-13-2012, 05:57 PM
I have an 02 197 with the 6.0 and top speed is 48 mph unless its just the girlfriend driving on glass, with very little fuel, then she has had up to 50.5 mph. If you can't barefoot at 48 or below look for a Barefoot 200. If they had wings they would fly...

I'm glad I only weigh 185 lbs. Falling at 41 MPH hurts bad enough.:D

TRBenj
06-14-2012, 10:19 AM
I have an 02 197 with the 6.0 and top speed is 48 mph unless its just the girlfriend driving on glass, with very little fuel, then she has had up to 50.5 mph.
You can count me as skeptical of those speed claims.

How were they measured? Speedo? Perfect Pass? GPS?

snobinge
06-14-2012, 10:40 AM
I have a similar concern. What is top speed of 2004 197 with MCX(350HP)?

JerryW
06-14-2012, 10:48 AM
Looking to go from a malibu to my first mastercraft a 2012 197 with a 6.0 in it looking to find out top speed will be doing lot of barefooting with some big guys and we need speed
We have a 2002 X-9 with the 6.0L LQ9 in it, and the original 13x13 SS prop. With one or two people on board, on smooth water, it will do 47-48 MPH, according to a hand held GPS.

onejdgreen
06-14-2012, 10:56 AM
You can count me as skeptical of those speed claims.

How were they measured? Speedo? Perfect Pass? GPS?

48 mph is no problem. That was measured with PP paddle wheel and now with PP StarGazer GPS. Like I said, I wasn't in the boat when my 115 lb girlfriend had it up to 50.5 MPH, but that is what she said the PP StarGazer said and I am not going to call her a liar...

captain planet
06-14-2012, 11:17 AM
48 mph is no problem. That was measured with PP paddle wheel and now with PP StarGazer GPS. Like I said, I wasn't in the boat when my 115 lb girlfriend had it up to 50.5 MPH, but that is what she said the PP StarGazer said and I am not going to call her a liar...

Smart man...nothing good can come of doing that! :o

TRBenj
06-14-2012, 12:18 PM
48 mph is no problem. That was measured with PP paddle wheel and now with PP StarGazer GPS. Like I said, I wasn't in the boat when my 115 lb girlfriend had it up to 50.5 MPH, but that is what she said the PP StarGazer said and I am not going to call her a liar...
If your PP and Stargazer read consistently at WOT, that would be the first time Ive seen that happen! Id trust Stargazer, but Ive seen the paddlewheel be 3-4mph off at speeds above 40.

I cant see a small weight reduction leading to a 2.5+ mph increase in speed, but I dont blame you for not questioning her! I know my boat doesnt slow down at all when I have a boat full of people in it. 47-48mph sounds about right for that hull+powertrain though. 43-44mph for the MCX seems typical.

shepherd
06-14-2012, 02:33 PM
You can count me as skeptical of those speed claims.

How were they measured? Speedo? Perfect Pass? GPS?

GPS for me. Paddlewheel speedo actually indicates less (44-45 mph) at WOT. I guess that little paddlewheel hits its rev limit at 45 ;)

TRBenj
06-14-2012, 02:38 PM
GPS for me. Paddlewheel speedo actually indicates less (44-45 mph) at WOT. I guess that little paddlewheel hits its rev limit at 45 ;)
They certainly do get skewed at higher speeds... Ive seen them off on the high side as well (indicating 49 when its truly 45-46).

Id like to know what type of GPS has a readout that says "around 48mph".;)

Out of curiousity, what RPM's are you turning? If youre propped correctly for all around use, then any prop that would allow you to pick up 2+mph up top would have to made of magical pixie dust. More likely, you'd slow down if you went with a significantly different prop (larger or smaller).

shepherd
06-14-2012, 03:03 PM
They certainly do get skewed at higher speeds... Ive seen them off on the high side as well (indicating 49 when its truly 45-46).

Id like to know what type of GPS has a readout that says "around 48mph".;)

Out of curiousity, what RPM's are you turning? If youre propped correctly for all around use, then any prop that would allow you to pick up 2+mph up top would have to made of magical pixie dust. More likely, you'd slow down if you went with a significantly different prop (larger or smaller).

"Around 5500 rpm" :D

Where can I get one of those pixie dust props? I bought my last prop from OJ but I don't think it has any pixie dust in it.

TRBenj
06-14-2012, 04:02 PM
Your tach and GPS gauges must be made by the same company!:D

I have no idea where you can buy one of those pixie dust props- but if you find out, let me know!

mzimme
06-14-2012, 04:24 PM
I sell pixie dust props... Send me whatever amount of money you think they're worth, and I'll "bless" your prop with pixie dust. 2-3mph guaranteed*













*guarantee only applies to boats being trailered. On water speeds are not applicable.