Wake up on the wrong side of the bed today, or what?Originally posted by 377safari
[br]its an alright sized lake(mostly inboard ski boats like ours) and some outboards are faster but we can kick their ass until about 50mph and it can throw a power turn at 50mph thrasing everyone in the boat except the driver. The boat is made for power, not speed (has pulled up 10 skiers at once). We would be so far past an outboard off the line they couldn't catch us for a mile. But you know everything you lake roach. thats why I said on our lake tool, how the h would you know if it were the toughest boat on the lake. you don't know what your talking about so shut your yap. If you are hinting at your pussy fishing boat with a 115 could beat our boat I laugh at you. and BobinWI that looks like it could be very fun
See, it's claims like this I don't like. Your yami claim is definitly beliveable, but that ranger with a optimax is blowing smoke if it is't modded. go for yourself <http://www.mercurymarine.com/prop_selector>. A 18' bass boat with a 150 opti will run around 62mph top speed.Originally posted by dgerlach55033
[br]my pro bass with a yamaha 150 v-max goes 57-60 on g.p.s, my brothers ranger with optomax merc 150 does between 65-70 m.p.h.
I agree with the above. SS give you a couple mph on top, and slightly better holeshot than an AL prop. 4 and 5 bladers will drop youa couple mph from a AL, but holeshot will be much better. too much blade area makes for drag on the top end.as for the stainless props, they are worth the money, but its important to get the best size and pitch for your application, 4 blades have great holeshot but usually won't carry the top speed of a stainless 3 blade. overall i think stainless props will generally pick up between 2-5 m.p.h's. they don't flex like the aluminums. but it does cost a little more to bounce it off the rock pile!!!!!