|09-19-2021 01:24 PM|
|09-19-2021 11:55 AM|
Ranger 620 & 622, Vexus DVX22 & DVX19 & Lund 2075 Pro-V all have bow gunnels under around 9-10" so pitching & flipping works pretty well. The 16' Lund Impact has about a 15" bow gunnel-- can't really easily pitch/flip from that boat.
I've watched a plethora of other boats pics & vids & Yarcraft, Warrior + others look like they have really deep bows. 2 boats ago my bow gunnel was 16" or so making pitching/flipping a nightmare. I had to retrofit something to get me in the air with the downside of I was that much higher off the water doing it
I just recently faced a boat reality: There's no such thing as a "do-all boat". It's more like there are only "I make it work well for me boat" boats instead. Each model has its really big plusses, matched with its really big minuses.
That's my 2 cents
|09-19-2021 11:36 AM|
Speed debates? There's the visits to the fuel pumps to consider also. The last 2 marina pumps I hit were $4.55/gal & $5.05/gal. Hammer down!!
I commented on multispecies top end speeds vs fuel vs time really being saved on this thread: https://www.walleyecentral.com/forum...=725664&page=3
For top end speeds, consider a bass boat 'cuz ya' won't it it with a 250 on any multispecies boat (I'm not calling them a walleye boat )
And if you fly, what time are you looking to save? This site covers the math: https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calcu...calculator.php
|09-14-2021 08:12 PM|
209 yarcraft,250 Verado, kicker,full of fuel, full of gear,2 people,61mph. That is running a 22.5 Bravo LT.
Best ride too in my opinion, flat or chop.
|09-09-2021 12:19 PM|
I've had my 2016 2121 Warrior doing 58 with a stuffed livewell, full of walleye gear, almost full gas tank and 2 big guys with winter gear on, evinrude 300 G2
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|09-02-2021 06:07 PM|
|Sam I am||
I had a 2050 Reata with a 250 Pro XS on it. 8" Hydraulic Jack plate. 24P Bravo I FS. Low fuel, not a lot of gear, super cold day in the late season on Devils Lake. Running downwind on 12" waves. I was skipping across the tops and the boat was flying a lot more than it was floating. Terrible, I mean absolutely terrible, hole shot but knew that was going to be the case with a 24". I saw 64.3 gps. That's the fastest I ever got that tub to go and it was a handful to drive in that configuration:
jackplate to the moon and trimmed up. A lot of chine walk and not for the weak at heart. On long runs you could really dial in the motor height and trim position to the points that very small changes would either scrub or add speed.
I usually ran a 21P Tempest + and that was a pretty dang good all around prop that would give me 58 to high 59 depending on ambient conditions and load.
|08-29-2021 05:55 PM|
|08-28-2021 09:49 PM|
|08-28-2021 03:37 PM|
|08-28-2021 12:45 PM|
I was thinking about this question a few days ago. I was also going to post it.
I retire in about 8.5 years and plan to get a retirement boat. For the most part I like to cruise around at 35-40mph but I do like to crank it up when the situation calls for it. I want to fish more bass tournaments when I retire so a 250hp will be max for me. My buddy has a 2014 620 with a 250 verado and a 9.9 kicker. He can consistently get 58-61 out of it without a jack plate. When I had my zv18 it would do 50mph, maybe 52 on a good chop. I would always get smoked leaving in the morning for a bass tournament then when the wind kicked up those bass boats didn't dare keep up with me. From all my research when I was contemplating going with a 20ft boat the triton 206 hull and the yarcraft 209 were the fastest with a 250hp. I have never ridden in either of those two but I think research also showed that the ranger had the best ride out of any of them. So for me, I think a 60mph boat with an amazing ride would probably trump a 62-65mph boat with a not so great ride.
I was also considering buying a used bass boat and keeping my G3 185 angler for multispecies days but I am sick of maintaining two boats and multiple engines. I am thinking a do-all ultimate multispecies will probably be the ticket!
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