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Old 06-05-2017, 09:38 AM   #541
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2012 brx 2000 verado 200 4 cylinder, been 65 gps with 2 people, 3/4 tank of fuel. Running a 25 tempest plus at around 3 inches under pad. I feel like theres more in it as i can turn the 25 up over the 6400 rpm max.
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Old 06-05-2017, 03:29 PM   #542
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2011 ZT 244 8.2 mercruiser. 79mph with one person. 75mph loaded. Spinning a labbed 28 bravo to 5050rpm.
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:40 PM   #543
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21pulsare/ 300 pro XS

88mph GPS with stock fleetmaster lower blowing out. Bobs nose cone going on for the spring. looking for 90's
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21pulsare/ 300 pro XS

88mph GPS with stock fleetmaster lower blowing out. Bobs nose cone going on for the spring. looking for 90's
What type of LU is blowing out a TorqueMaster?
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Old 06-22-2018, 11:23 PM   #545
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What type of LU is blowing out a TorqueMaster?
Hey FlyBoy, Any blunt nosed lower unit will most likely blow out around 85mph. If you can get to 90mph you're really pushing it. Doesn't matter if its torque master fleet master or anything other than a Sportmaster type lower. Eventually the water gets pushed away in the form of a bubble from the lower and in turn the prop and once that happens look out. The Sportmaster type lower doesn't push the water away as it has that obvious coned front. It also has something to do with the length of the case but the above is true for outboards. Some of the I/Os with longer cases can go above 90 without a coned gear case but for us outboard guys this is how it works. Be safe.
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Thanks for the warning. I've decided to ditch the torquemaster for my Titus conned fleet master with the LWP I never had an issue with that up to 86 mph and I don't want one! No issues with water pressure either. When my mechanic was saying that people had to plug the top holes on the torquemaster for water pressure and I'm thinking hey I dont have any issues lets keep it that way! So my unit is a bastard child .... the things we do in the name of performance/speed!
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I have a 1985 Exciter I/O with a 350 and an alpha one. I was told the engine has a cam in it but don't know any specs. The GPS says Im going 48 mph top speed at 4200 rpm (full throttle). There is a 22m prop on it now. I feel like it is lacking in performance, but the engine runs very strong. Not sure if it needs a different prop or something. Any guidance is appreciated. Thanks, Chris.
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*UPDATE*

2009 21 Pulsare with 2010 300 Stroker

Got my hands on a 1.63 Sportmaster and after adding another 2" of setback for a total of 12" (I thought I had a 12" but the Seastar on my boat is only 10") also added another 1.5" of available lift.

Im hitting 90 consistently with my 28" trophy pulling 5900-6000 rpms on calm water. Im sure theres more there with the right prop.

Best speed is attained at max lift and max trim which tells me theres more to be found there; Ive got one more hole to go up so That'll be the next step. Another 2" of setback would probably help too, but ultimately Im happy with the way the boat is running now. No more blow outs!
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I have a 1985 Exciter I/O with a 350 and an alpha one. I was told the engine has a cam in it but don't know any specs. The GPS says Im going 48 mph top speed at 4200 rpm (full throttle). There is a 22m prop on it now. I feel like it is lacking in performance, but the engine runs very strong. Not sure if it needs a different prop or something. Any guidance is appreciated. Thanks, Chris.
4200 rpms is low, What kind of prop is on the boat now? 3-4 blade?, stainless or aluminum?
I would try a 19-21" mirage, tempest, vengeance etc. You want to see around 4600-4800 rpms at WOT.
I would expect with a healthy engine you should see up to 55 mph with the right setup
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1988 ambassador w/ 7.4l... 69.8 mph gps 25p quicksilver prop....any suggestions I know it will do 70+ easy
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