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View Poll Results: How Fast Is Your Fastest Boat Capable Of
Depends on the wind or the paddling speed 8 3.20%
0 to 20mph 3 1.20%
21 to 30mph 8 3.20%
31 to 40mph 60 24.00%
41 to 50mph 62 24.80%
51 to 60mph 57 22.80%
61 to 70mph 24 9.60%
71 to 80mph 9 3.60%
81 to 100mph 11 4.40%
Over 100 8 3.20%
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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OK,
Someone suggested this poll.
To address those with multiple boats, lets say the fastest boat.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:12 PM   #2
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OK, but what will this prove?
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(1) 25 miles per hour during the period from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise; and

(2) 45 miles per hour at any other time.
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OK, but what will this prove?
This will prove that GFBLs (Pronounced Giffibles) will go faster than Kayaks. NB
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I need clarification... On its own or on the trailer?
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I need clarification too: My fastest boat is located 1600 miles away.
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It looks like 100% of the power boats are capable of violating the nighttime speed limit. And 82% of the power boats are capable of violating the daytime speed limit.
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It looks like 100% of the power boats are capable of violating the nighttime speed limit. And 82% of the power boats are capable of violating the daytime speed limit.
More like 50% for the daytime speed limit. 50% of the responses fell in the 1-50MPH category. There is no way you can try to be taken seriously and claim a boat with a top speed (that speed being the best-case speed) of 50MPH is EVER going to run a risk of being pulled over and cited for a daytime speed limit violation.

And of course, this is all based on the self-selecting people who responded to the poll. I have seen several small boats (little Whalers and the like) will small outboards that couldn't top 15MPH on flat water. Your statement about 100% of power boats is simply trolling.
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It looks like 100% of the power boats are capable of violating the nighttime speed limit. And 82% of the power boats are capable of violating the daytime speed limit.
You're just joking right BI? That was said tongue in cheek I am sure.
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I hope she was.
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Looks like this will be a reasonable compromise to the day limit? Majority of the boaters taking this pole should be OK with that?
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I'm happy with it, but probably because I'll never go that fast anyway. My THANKS counts as agreement nowadays here).
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VERY NICE!! what are you running in there?? 525's?
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My boat hit 54.6 this weekend after an hour of cleaning the bottom

Still down about 4 mph after doing all this work and buying a new prop though

At any rate, most of the time you'll find me cruising between 25 and 35, just a comfortable range for this boat. Anyone want to buy a cream puff?
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Normally I can hit 50 on a good day.

I change the prop from 25', 3 blade to a 24 pitch, 4 blade. Last weekend I open it up to check the speed. I am alone and I have a full tank of gas. I am spinning 4400 rpm. Same as the old wheel. Using the VDO speedomenter it was registering 55 mph. Fastest I have ever been on this boat. Looks like I decrease the slippage going to a 4 blade. I always check the gph of my boat by writing done the hours on the hour meter every time I gas up. I'm surprise last weekend I am using less gas. A liitle less than a gallon per hour than average. This is only one weekend.
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VERY NICE!! what are you running in there?? 525's?
540's One dyned 660 hp and the other 661hp. My deep X dimension and non stepped hull are holding it back and 2" Imco shorties are just not in the budget right now

Btw , nice meeting you at Jammin' on the James. Quite an enlightening conversation.
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Normally I can hit 50 on a good day.

I'm surprise last weekend I am using less gas. A liitle less than a gallon per hour than average. This is only one weekend.
It has been my experience the 4 blades do not ALWAYS increase top speed but almost always increase cruising speed at the same RPM or you can decrease RPMs and still maintain the original speed. In either case it improves efficiency and MPG
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Btw , nice meeting you at Jammin' on the James. Quite an enlightening conversation.

OH so that was you... honestly, after the "dock sinking party" I was pretty reved up.. Great evening!!!!!!
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Btw , nice meeting you at Jammin' on the James. Quite an enlightening conversation.
Just a heads up (as well for any other GFB enthusiasts) they just set the date for next years Jammin on the James, July 10th.. I hope they don't plan the easter seals poker run the same day this time...

Best run I have ever been on. I am sure Cal can attest to that. Anyone need details let me know!

Just a few examples.. Can you imagine the $$$ that would flood into the lakes region if we could hold a run like this? Just a thought!
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OH so that was you... honestly, after the "dock sinking party" I was pretty reved up.. Great evening!!!!!!

I guess that accounts for the slurred speach


It was a great run but 86 miles on a little puddle like Winni would require a few laps around the lake.
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It was a great run but 86 miles on a little puddle like Winni would require a few laps around the lake.
Exactly, Winnipesaukee is not an ideal environment for those kinds of runs. They are tons of fun, but belong on big water.
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It was a great run but 86 miles on a little puddle like Winni would require a few laps around the lake.

Very true.. but I am sure we can figure out something.. Hell they used to do races there..

And as for the speech impediment... Totally not my fault... I was fed strawberries hollowed out with some type of rum inside with whip cream on top.... After that everything got a bit fuzzy.. But was actually coming around by dinner time.. LOL....

I still think it was ironic that out of 500 people I sit next to the only other guy on winni.com

Crazy!!! next year we will have to plan to meet up at the captains meeting... I can also give you some inside scoops on where to stay for pre and after partys.

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