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Boogieman
01-30-2006, 02:50 AM
I was building a new boat on mastercraft.com, just for fun (it's allowed to dream, I hope . .) . . . after picking the colors, when I got to the engines . . it says: ... hold up to 700 horses at your fingertips . . .

hmm . . is there a 700hp engine?? . . I thought the L-18 is the meanest thing you can put in your new MC!

:confused:

sizzler
01-30-2006, 02:54 AM
its for the 245/X45 and 280/X80.............for their twin-engine options....e.g twin MCX's..350x2=700

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Boogieman
01-30-2006, 04:31 AM
its for the 245/X45 and 280/X80.............for their twin-engine options....e.g twin MCX's..350x2=700

:headbang:

oh! . . I see . . thanks!

DrNautica
01-30-2006, 07:29 PM
I was building a new boat on mastercraft.com, just for fun (it's allowed to dream, I hope . .) . . . after picking the colors, when I got to the engines . . it says: ... hold up to 700 horses at your fingertips . . .hmm . . is there a 700hp engine?? . . I thought the L-18 is the meanest thing you can put in your new MC!

:confused:


Well, here is what 700 horses looks like in a single engine... but it's not in the MC...

AirJunky
01-30-2006, 07:34 PM
Extreme used to have a 700 horse option. It was the highest horsepower of any AWSA approved boat available! They claimed it ran 90 mph!!

OhioProstar
01-31-2006, 11:02 AM
The 245/x45s have twins as an option?

east tx skier
01-31-2006, 11:22 AM
Extreme used to have a 700 horse option. It was the highest horsepower of any AWSA approved boat available! They claimed it ran 90 mph!!

... in case you needed it for a bass tournament.

AirJunky
01-31-2006, 12:11 PM
... in case you needed it for a bass tournament.
Since they made the boat in Texas I figured you'd know it was a footin boat. Theres one in the Secret Spot movie.

east tx skier
01-31-2006, 12:20 PM
Yes, I'm familiar with them. And as soon as I see someone barefooting at 90 mph, I'll say that 700 hp is something that a tow boat needs. :)

jayocheskey
01-31-2006, 12:57 PM
... in case you needed it for a bass tournament.
A little off the topic, but can someone tell me WHY bass boats need to be so fast?

east tx skier
01-31-2006, 01:03 PM
I figured it was to beat the other boats to the "good spots." Or in case you get a really fast fish (or to troll for really fast fish).

SteveO
01-31-2006, 01:06 PM
A little off the topic, but can someone tell me WHY bass boats need to be so fast?

Cause in a tournament, you gotta beat the other fellars to your secret spot and it is the only fun thing to do between the time you launch and the time you put the 300 HP flat with bar stools back on the trailer.

Sodar
01-31-2006, 01:08 PM
A little off the topic, but can someone tell me WHY bass boats need to be so fast?

To get the the fish... DUH! I have no idea why these guys need to have 90 mph boats. Every year they even have a shoot-out and I think that the record is around 112mph. These guys are tweaking the new Mercury 275 Verados out to somewhere around 340 hp by changing pulleys and the ECM.... all on a 18' boat!!

AirJunky
01-31-2006, 01:26 PM
Yes, I'm familiar with them. And as soon as I see someone barefooting at 90 mph, I'll say that 700 hp is something that a tow boat needs. :)
Oh, I'm pretty sure it's not something a towboat needs. But then again, neither is a PA system on the tower, or on board DVD players/screens, or having room on board for 13. I think it has to do with having too much money or too few brains.

pilot02
01-31-2006, 01:26 PM
To get the the fish... DUH! I have no idea why these guys need to have 90 mph boats. Every year they even have a shoot-out and I think that the record is around 112mph. These guys are tweaking the new Mercury 275 Verados out to somewhere around 340 hp by changing pulleys and the ECM.... all on a 18' boat!!

Considering some of the idiots I've seen driving these things, it amazes me we haven't seen more fatality accidents. I sure as heck don't like that silliness around me.

east tx skier
01-31-2006, 01:29 PM
Oh, I'm pretty sure it's not something a towboat needs. But then again, neither is a PA system on the tower, or on board DVD players/screens, or having room on board for 13. I think it has to do with having too much money or too few brains.

I hear that.
/four OEM speakers and a tuner used to get to and from ski spot.
//CIPA mirror
///seats 5 comfortably plus a skier (while skiing). Thinks that is too many people.
////Nanner :banana:

sharrington
01-31-2006, 09:50 PM
So the fisherman can sneak up on the fish real fast

Sodar
01-31-2006, 10:08 PM
Considering some of the idiots I've seen driving these things, it amazes me we haven't seen more fatality accidents. I sure as heck don't like that silliness around me.

What cracks me up about the guys is the fact that they trim the motors up to get speed, then stop to fish, then take off again without trimming their motors back in. It is hilarious when they take off again because the boats are about vertical because they are trimmed too much to get out of the hole!!

Workin' 4 Toys
02-01-2006, 01:00 AM
A little off the topic, but can someone tell me WHY bass boats need to be so fast?
Same as everything, it's and extension of the........... Well, its all in good fun...:D
If I ever get into fishin', my BASS better be the fastest to the hole.

Boogieman
02-02-2006, 01:35 AM
So the fisherman can sneak up on the fish real fast
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5020/cominatya13ff.jpg

erkoehler
02-02-2006, 01:41 AM
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5020/cominatya13ff.jpg



Just in case the fish are on the next planet!!

Wonder how the fish finder works at those speeds?

milkmania
02-02-2006, 01:46 AM
Wonder how the fish finder works at those speeds?


really really fast!http://aritah.com/images/smilies/abovelol.gif

LakePirate
02-02-2006, 01:46 AM
C'mon guys...its to catch the fast fish.

redmike
02-02-2006, 02:42 AM
my answer is why???? why not!!!!!!drive it like ya stole it......

Brent
02-02-2006, 07:30 AM
Bass Fishing has big time sponsors, including outboard engine manufactures ,who want to sell their top of the line engines. They have a say in how the tournament rules a written, so time restrictions are part of the game . Joe blow think'n if'n i'ma gunna go fish'n , then i'ma gunna need one of them thar fancy bass boaty things wit da big mother of a prop pusher! :eek: A "sport " built around advertisers.

Workin' 4 Toys
02-02-2006, 10:28 AM
You have to see the new Evenrude commercial to appreciate how fast Fishin boats are.....

wakinvol
02-02-2006, 10:57 AM
being a former MC owner...had to sell my 98 ProStar 190 over the summer, and one who has access to a 21 XDBullet with a 300X, I can say that it is a different kind of rush. My MC had the Lt-1 and was like driving a vette on the water. However, sit in the Bullet and hold on. There is no bigger rush for me than to skim across the water at 90+ mph...my 2 cents

pilot02
02-02-2006, 11:01 AM
being a former MC owner...had to sell my 98 ProStar 190 over the summer, and one who has access to a 21 XDBullet with a 300X, I can say that it is a different kind of rush. My MC had the Lt-1 and was like driving a vette on the water. However, sit in the Bullet and hold on. There is no bigger rush for me than to skim across the water at 90+ mph...my 2 cents

I wouldn't want to hit a submerged log.....

wakinvol
02-02-2006, 11:02 AM
those are avoided...

ecelis
02-02-2006, 12:57 PM
We had one guy killed and another seriously hurt on the lake I used to live at in Texas when their brandnew bass boat simply split in half at speed...
So it is dangerous, not much can go wrong at those speeds.

Workin' 4 Toys
02-02-2006, 04:55 PM
being a former MC owner...had to sell my 98 ProStar 190 over the summer, and one who has access to a 21 XDBullet with a 300X, I can say that it is a different kind of rush. My MC had the Lt-1 and was like driving a vette on the water. However, sit in the Bullet and hold on. There is no bigger rush for me than to skim across the water at 90+ mph...my 2 cents
We had a hydrostream that was near that, not sure if it was 90, but it was REAL fast.

chudson
02-02-2006, 06:00 PM
There's a 2005 X80 with twin Indmar MCX 700hp engines on ebay. Last bid was $75,100 good lookin boat.

mbradey
02-03-2006, 09:50 AM
Have to agree with you Wft. My brother has a hydrostream volaro with a 200 merc, hydrolic transom, modified lower unit, lowered water pickups that does about 92mph. It's very exciting to drive at that speed without getting too much lift and blowing over backwards. We mostly use the hydrostream for fun power runs and tubing....It's better than the mastercraft for tubing

Workin' 4 Toys
02-03-2006, 12:47 PM
I'd love to have another one.

This was not ours, but the potential was always there.....:D

bucky
02-08-2006, 04:42 PM
Saw this in at the Dallas show. Unfortunately, not in a M/C. 20 cylinders. No waiting.

Jim@BAWS
02-08-2006, 06:59 PM
The 280 is the only MC with TWIN engines
The fresh water version can accept twin 350 HP MCX= 350 HP
Salt water can accept twin 6.0 Litre Crusader motors 375 HP EA

The salt water series Crusader motors 5.7 have the same foot print
as the 6.0

Jim@BAWS




its for the 245/X45 and 280/X80.............for their twin-engine options....e.g twin MCX's..350x2=700

:headbang: