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I’m seriously thinking about buying a new boat. I currently have a 19’ ranger bass boat with a 150 mercury efi and it has a 6” jack plate. Top speed is 62. I know these MS hulls are going to be slower but was wondering what kinda top speeds that this boat will get. 150 4 stroke mercury is standard and 150 proxs4, 200hp4 and 200proxs4 are options and all the other brands 150 to 200. Does anyone on this forum have one of these, know someone that has one or know of a forum or website that I can get info? And do jack plates help these hulls? 

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37 minutes ago, Scott Keling said:

I’m seriously thinking about buying a new boat. I currently have a 19’ ranger bass boat with a 150 mercury efi and it has a 6” jack plate. Top speed is 62. I know these MS hulls are going to be slower but was wondering what kinda top speeds that this boat will get. 150 4 stroke mercury is standard and 150 proxs4, 200hp4 and 200proxs4 are options and all the other brands 150 to 200. Does anyone on this forum have one of these, know someone that has one or know of a forum or website that I can get info? And do jack plates help these hulls? 

Found the information you want on Walleye Central.

https://www.walleyecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=636026

Sorry Phil, but it was a very specific question.

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27 minutes ago, jdmidwest said:

Unless you are a pro fishing, why in the world would you need to go that fast to get to your fishing spot?

1- Because it's fun?

2- Because sometimes on a big lake you may wander some not insignificant amount of miles away from the ramp, and need to beat it back to the bank in a hurry, weather, medical emergency, angry wife at home, Taco Bell for lunch...

3- back to the fun aspect

 

 

and 62 is by no means "fast"

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4 minutes ago, mixermarkb said:

and 62 is by no means "fast"

Agreed 62 is relatively slow in the world of go fast. However I think to 99% of people its all numbers game. Very few people are actually using the increase in speed their chasing. Its a proverbial peeing contest. 

 

To get an idea....I don't know of many people that run 60 miles in one fishing adventure and if they do most aren't running 60 miles non-stop. If they are they should  probably pick a different launch ramp(except in a tournament in which case your giving up hours of fishing time so you have to balance that costs/decision).

The difference between 60 mph and 70 mph is a 17% increase in speed but over 60 miles only equates to 8-9 minutes. 

I would say most people run less than 20 or maybe 30 miles in an entire day most of the time(still a bunch). Meaning the most you could gain is 4-5 minutes over an entire day of fishing. There's better ways to make up 4-5 minutes in a whole day of fishing to me. 

FWIW- its roughly 30 miles from Beaver Dam to just past Viney Creek up the White. 60 miles(roughly) to Kimberling City. 72-ish miles from Beaver Dam to Table Rock Dam. (all measurements from google maps so they could be +/- a bit)

Don't get me wrong....its cool and fun....but any reason other than that is likely an excuse. 

 

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4 minutes ago, Devan S. said:

Agreed 62 is relatively slow in the world of go fast. However I think to 99% of people its all numbers game. Very few people are actually using the increase in speed their chasing. Its a proverbial peeing contest. 

 

To get an idea....I don't know of many people that run 60 miles in one fishing adventure and if they do most aren't running 60 miles non-stop. If they are they should  probably pick a different launch ramp(except in a tournament in which case your giving up hours of fishing time so you have to balance that costs/decision).

The difference between 60 mph and 70 mph is a 17% increase in speed but over 60 miles only equates to 8-9 minutes. 

 

Marcus Sykora ran from Warsaw to the Glaize Arm to win a BFL event last summer. That is like 75 miles or something crazy like that. That is a LONG haul and a beating on the way back in summer LOZ boat traffic. It paid off for him that day though. He won the event. 

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9 hours ago, slothman said:

Marcus Sykora ran from Warsaw to the Glaize Arm to win a BFL event last summer. That is like 75 miles or something crazy like that. That is a LONG haul and a beating on the way back in summer LOZ boat traffic. It paid off for him that day though. He won the event. 

Heck of a gamble. I assume he couldn't run WOT the whole time with the waves and such? In an 8 hours tournament that's like giving up 25% of the overall time for travel. 

Back to the original post...it looks like you will loose 10+ mph based on the feedback in the walleye board. One would argue that 10 mph isn't truly significant. Likewise there has to be some other reason your looking at the 1880 MS style boat over what you have today that may override the loss of speed. 

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Yes their is. Family of 4, they love to boat too. And it’s not that fun setting 4 on a bench seat. And I really like the layout of the back end of the boat. Boat test.com has it running 47.5 on Evinrude 150. $4800 upgrade for a 200proxs. Just was wondering mph gain per dollar and if a jack plate helps these type hulls.. 

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It would be worth it imho to max out the horsepower, and not just for increased speed. Boats always have a higher resale with fully maxed out horses, and not by a little bit. The other reason is overal performace, not just top speed. You are going to get better grunt out of the hole pulling the kids on a tube with the bigger motor, and better fuel economy at mid range cruising speeds with a bigger motor going 4000rpm than the smaller motor at WOT. As for jackplate on those hulls, I'm sure it would help at least a little to dial in correct motor height, but a plate won't make up for horsepower. Spend the extra now, and have peace of mind that you have a boat capable of maximum performance. 

 

Just cause it's there, doesn't mean you have to use it...

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1 hour ago, Devan S. said:

Heck of a gamble. I assume he couldn't run WOT the whole time with the waves and such? In an 8 hours tournament that's like giving up 25% of the overall time for travel. 

 

Sykora is a heck of a fisherman, and having many, many, hours running on LOZ, I'd be willing to bet he was MUCH closer to WOT on that ride back than any of us would have liked. Whoever his partner/observer was has a story to tell I bet...

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