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    Default Top end speed

    I recently purchased an 2005 XLV an love it. However, I am concerned about top end speed I know these boats are not very fast but 32mph seems slow does any one have any suggestions?

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    Default Replying to Topic 'Top end speed'

    You could always change the pitch on the prop. If you gain top end speed, you will loose some on the "Out of the hole" power. I used to change props on my Formula I/O all the time. If we went skiing we would put the 19 pitch on and just watch the RPM's. If we wanted to do 70 in a 4,000 lb boat we would but the 23 pitch on.

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    Default Replying to Topic 'Top end speed'

    Are you sure it only goes 32mph,or is that what the speedo's read.I think you need to calibrate the speedo's.What kind of RPM's are you turning?
    jy

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    Default Replying to Topic 'Top end speed'

    Thanks guys for your responses. I came up with the 32 mph based on what the perfect pass tells me and I realize I need to check it with a GPS. I am running a 13x17.5 prop turning 4300 rpm's at 32 mph. My partner has a 22ft. air nautique with 330 horse running a 13x13 prop. It will yank your arms off and tops out at 52 mph on GPS.

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    Default Replying to Topic 'Top end speed'

    I would realy like to know what your boat speed is when mapped against your friends GPS. The boat should be getting more speed based on the information of your friends boat and prop pitch. His should be faster out of the hole, but you should have the better top end. When you get the GPS miles per hour, please post them. Some of us could die of curiosity!!!!

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