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Old 06-26-2015, 06:04 PM
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197 top end speed

I just picked up a used 197 and I'm trying to find out if it is performing like it should. I have the standard 5.7 and a taller zero flex flyer tower. I am getting 40-41 MPH out of it. Should I expect more? My 98 response would do about 45 with the same engine
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:09 PM
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what's the weight difference - what are the props that were ran? Standard engine in new boat - 2003 predator TBI 310 HP?
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:14 PM
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Not sure but the prop is the stock 4 blade that came with the boat but I'm not sure about the pitch. Yes it is the 310HP predators engine. I'm not saying it is not performing per spec I just was wondering what other 197 owners are seeing out of their rocket ships
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:18 PM
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I would expect a few mph better. I bet a three blade CNC prop does it good.
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:35 PM
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I was in a 2002 Pro team predator with slot - 43mph with 3 bodies in the water - 3 blade prop.
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:41 PM
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My 2000 Prostar 190 does about 44 mph top, not the EVO hull though. That's with a 13.7 x 19.5 4 blade XMP OJ, 330 HP LTR. From what I have read, the EVO hulls have quite a bit of drag, especially compared to the Response.
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:45 PM
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My 2003 TT with power slot transmission and all original equipment went 44 on GPS speedometer. Prop was a 14x20 4-blade stainless. No tower. Your speed with a tower is probably right.

No question the Response will be faster. Shape of the hull is different. I had friends with a 96 Echelon and 98 Response and both boats were faster than the MC with very similar engines.
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:56 PM
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Your tower is shaving a couple MPH off anyway. I would say you are in the ball park.
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:59 PM
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Definitely in the ballpark. Depending on altitude, I get between 40-45 mph.
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Old 06-26-2015, 07:17 PM
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Right on the money. My 07 w/MCX, Powerslot, std prop (13.7 x 15) and mini-tower tops out at 42 mph measured by GPS.


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