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Old 06-02-2018, 11:50 AM   #14
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City: Seabrook
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Final Choice
Vessel Model: 1996 Mainship 37 M/Y
Join Date: Oct 2016
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Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
Your really flying along in that boat. Like a speedster. Brings back memories of my own planning hull Glastron, could get up to 50 mph in that 17 footer deep V hull with a 350v8 and the OMC stringer stern drive.

She’s got two 1965 Chris Craft 327F V8’s in her with about 1150 hours each. I’ve gotten her up to 22 knots on smooth water once but she didn’t like it much! She’s a 15kts kinda gal. At a good 2500-2800 rpms we do 15-17ts and she’s very very comfortable. Even in 3’ chop she’s quite smooth. Which is fitting because her hull is solid mahogany and 3/4 to a full inch thick fiberglass. She weighed in at nearly 14k pounds when they loaded her on the trailer and crossed state lines!
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