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Old 10-27-2020, 09:25 PM
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I’m going to agree to disagree, 350 Vrods on almost all of the 21 ft boats will net you low 60s in tourney trim without hardly tweaking a thing. A few of them have zero issue running mid 60’s. My 219 tfx has zero issue running mid 60s in tourney trim and I don’t have it set up to squeak every last mph out of it, I know others that do. On a high humidity day “slow” day I’m running over 64. On a cool and dry day, aka fast day, 66 isn’t out of the question. I’ve seen 67 and change and that’s a bone stock 350 and loaded to the gills with full fuel and right on the Rev limiter. Another degree or two of pitch would given me even more. I don’t unload the unnecessary **** to fish the one or two tourney’s a year I might do however many guys will run as light as possible and they don’t worry about hole shot, they’re only looking at only the top end mph. Point being, at 2000 ft of elevation in the states, there’s plenty running low 60s and unless your running mid to high 60s, your not even in the “race”, and this isn’t considering all the rigs powered by 400’s.
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Old 10-27-2020, 09:27 PM
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Atleast down here, it’s been this way for the last 5 or so years Since the 21s got 359s and the 20s got 300s. don’t count out sons of the 20 ft / 300 combo’s, I know of several that will run right with me on flat water.
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Old 10-27-2020, 09:28 PM
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Old 10-27-2020, 09:36 PM
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Lund is starting to put 400's on their boats. The 219 comes with a 400 now. Joe
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Old 10-28-2020, 08:04 AM
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I don't get out much either, but I'm going to side more with Zalman based on my experience up here.

Lots of guys say "60", but lots of guys saw 60.5 while loaded light, driver only, and in perfect conditions LOL. There are some fast boats that do 60+ with ease, there's no denying that, and more so in the last few years for sure. On tournament day though, when everyone is running down the lake side by side at WOT, I'm always amazed at how many 18-21' boats from all the OEMs and with 200-350 HP hanging off the back, are all within 1-2 mph of each other, and generally, all in the 55-60 mph range, at best, low 60s.

And then it all changes when the wind blows...

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Old 10-29-2020, 11:01 PM
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Default top end speeds?

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My 2018 620FS with a G2 250 HO was slightly faster than a buddy's (and two other) 2020 620FS V8 300HP Pro XS all summer... but he has gained a bit now that break in is completely finished. He says he is now getting 61mph from (59mph previously)... I might need a BRAVO FS if I want to stay ahead of him now!
I have a 2019 2017 Pro-V, 300 XPS Pro + 9.9 Pro kicker (tiller), 5 batteries (2 AGM in the transom + 3 deep cycle marine in the bow- All 31 series), tackle blah blah blah.

With 3/8 tank of fuel, 57.9 is top end on glass water. I don't have any prop specs though.

Speed isn't just a boat + motor. The entire package has to come into play when talking top end, GPH etc.

I'd drop over 240 lbs by converting to Lithium... I'd drop another 60 if I gave up ice cream!--- Combined, I'd be removing 300 lbs removed from the boat effectively

My point?? There's a LOT more than boat + HP + motor or boat model

Happy fishing!!

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Old 10-30-2020, 08:49 AM
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Just for comparison, my 2019 Skeeter 22' WX2200 will do 57 mph with a Yamaha prop, and 58 with a Bravo LT prop with 2 people aboard. Plenty fast for me. This is with 300 hp,4 batteries and a kicker, and loaded with gear. This is a heavy boat, #3000 bare, crushes waves, and is the most comfortable, safest feeling boat in rough water that I have ever been in. It is an exceptional fishing platform. I have ridden in all the Rangers, including the 622, and the 622 was similar but sat too long on the trailer for my garage. To ask these big boats for much more speed, takes a lot more hp, or a compromise in hull design, lighter, or pad design more suited for speed than rough water ride. Let's be honest, unless you routinely fish tournaments, you are most likely to be running these boats in the 30-45 mph range. If what you really want is a great fishing boat, there are other things to worry about than whether your boat will go 58 or 61 mph.
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Old 10-30-2020, 09:13 AM
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How long before the walleye boats go the same route as the offshore crowd and start doubling up on outboards?
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Old 10-30-2020, 09:21 AM
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Just for comparison, my 2019 Skeeter 22' WX2200 will do 57 mph with a Yamaha prop, and 58 with a Bravo LT prop with 2 people aboard. Plenty fast for me. This is with 300 hp,4 batteries and a kicker, and loaded with gear. This is a heavy boat, #3000 bare, crushes waves, and is the most comfortable, safest feeling boat in rough water that I have ever been in. It is an exceptional fishing platform. I have ridden in all the Rangers, including the 622, and the 622 was similar but sat too long on the trailer for my garage. To ask these big boats for much more speed, takes a lot more hp, or a compromise in hull design, lighter, or pad design more suited for speed than rough water ride. Let's be honest, unless you routinely fish tournaments, you are most likely to be running these boats in the 30-45 mph range. If what you really want is a great fishing boat, there are other things to worry about than whether your boat will go 58 or 61 mph.
This is how I feel. The % of people fishing all these big tournaments all the time has to be pretty low. Does it really matter if its 58 or 61? The wind is blowing all the time anyway and the number of days you'll run 60mph is hardly any. Many things I care about more than that in a boat like how it handles big water, layout, storage, dependability, on and on. 2mph more is probably last. My boat runs 50mph, that is it. But lets see some of these faster boats keep up with me on a windy day. It's all about perspective.
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Old 10-30-2020, 09:51 AM
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Interesting discussion on speed. My 2075 Aluminum Tyee with a 250 ProXS factory prop will do 56mph with 1/2 tank of gas, 5 batteries, gear, 1 person and the water glass smooth. Then again I don't fish tournaments so I only go that fast to spin the motor up on those reallllllly nice days for a few seconds to say I did it!

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