Top Speed

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Unread post by Beeman » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:27 pm

I have been playing it safe with my new engines but they finally reached the run in point to change all the oils, so on Sunday we went out and I decided to see just what it could do.

From Edmonds back to Everett, mostly calm but some tide change waves I was able to get it up to 37.2mph. If it had been flat calm we might have squeezed a little more out but nice to know what it can do if I need it.

For the most part it was more comfortable in the 20-25 range so thats what I am running it most of the time.

2019 90hp on a sportman 180.

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Re: Top Speed

Unread post by Jim Dandy » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:48 pm

I'm with you on cruising speed, sometimes offshore I'll run 30 mph, but mostly 25 ish. Did you note your WOT RPM?
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Re: Top Speed

Unread post by Beeman » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:55 pm

Did not have my glasses on, was shy of 6k, I am guessing around 5800

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Re: Top Speed

Unread post by Shooter » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:37 pm

Ok I'll jump in , sorry.
I have never had by boat in salty water, but some big waves.
Hated it, My sportsman is flat with a jet. To get any of the "V" in to the water I have to drop down to around 18 Mph
Still rough as heck.
BUT in almost flat water, actually runs faster with a tiny bit of chop.
With just me , gear and most of a tank of gas I can get it up to 42 mph and it hits about 5800 rpm.
I have a carbureted 175 Merc sport jet. After about 15 minutes full out it will start to purpose and lose about 5 mph.
AND according to the flowmeter I'm using close to 20 gal an hour in gas.
that's speed checked with an independent GPS.
DO to the increasing cost of energy, Gas,and Electricity. The Down turn in the economy.
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Re: Top Speed

Unread post by SilverFox » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:15 pm

Beeman wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:27 pm
I have been playing it safe with my new engines but they finally reached the run in point to change all the oils, so on Sunday we went out and I decided to see just what it could do.

From Edmonds back to Everett, mostly calm but some tide change waves I was able to get it up to 37.2mph. If it had been flat calm we might have squeezed a little more out but nice to know what it can do if I need it.

For the most part it was more comfortable in the 20-25 range so thats what I am running it most of the time.

2019 90hp on a sportman 180.
Sounds pretty close to me. Our 16 Sportsman topped out about 43mph with a 90hp, but it was a 2-stroke.
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Re: Top Speed

Unread post by gmanhawaii » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:16 pm

I run 4500 t0 4800 average depending on conditions that gives me 25-32 MPH.
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Re: Top Speed

Unread post by Crunchy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:06 pm

My Sportsman with a 90 hp top speed is about 35mph at 6200 rpm

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Re: Top Speed

Unread post by Beeman » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:57 pm

Flat calm this morning so was able to open it up and let it run for a while. 5800rpm and 38.2mph.
Not bad at all.

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Re: Top Speed

Unread post by D'oh » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:42 am

I can hit 47.1@6100 rpm (GPS), light chop, by myself, 3/4 fuel and no kicker. I guess the 140 is more than a sticker on a 115.

I cruise @ 30/4100rpm. It seemed slow at first, the Crestliner would cruise at 38@4000rpm. But I must have gotten used to it, this morning's trip in seemed to cruise nicely in the pre sunrise hours.

Yes the Sportsman's flatish bottom is a little "Poundy" but it will stay on plane down to 14-16 mph which helps in the snotty stuff.
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Re: Top Speed

Unread post by Shortline » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:11 am

200 Pro-V w/ yamaha150 plus kicker, full fuel, and 3 adults/cooler on board -always freshwater.

43mph @ 5700rpm.

I like cruising at the 3800-4000 rpm range - which gives decent economy and speeds in the high 20's depending upon conditions.

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