Performance Thread Anyone?

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Gearbanger
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Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

#31 Post by Gearbanger » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:09 pm

Here is mine:
1. 2016 Lowes SS210 Tritoon - 22ft cruise model -
2. 2016 150hp Mercury 4 stroke
3. Stainless Mercury Enertia 15x15P
4. Lifting strakes on inside tube and inside of the outer tubes
5. 5600 rpm (WOT) 40.9 mph (GPS verified) / 41.66 mph w/ bimini down smooth lake
6. Slight chop, 5-10 mph wind, full tank gas, two adults + dog, w/ bimini up

Really have to play w/ trim to get the most out of it. It likes to porpoise the front end at the limit, plus I think its on the rev limiter @ 5600 because from 3/4 to full throttle doesn't make a difference.
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2016 Lowe SS210 Tritoon w/ Mercury 150
2014 Ford FX2 F-150 Tow-vehicle

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Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

#32 Post by Bugsbunnyboater » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:04 am

2001 Bennington 2275 CC
2001 Mercury 90 hp 2 stroke
2 tube
17.3 at WOT 4500 rpm down stream
16.5 upstream
Tubes need to be cleaned

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Venturous
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Location: Appalachian Mountains

Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

#33 Post by Venturous » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:59 am

2015 - G3 X22 DLX
2015 - Yamaha F115 4 stroke

2 tube which could use cleaning
Half tank gas
Two adults
Bimini open
SS Prop but unsure size

Engine mounted in second hole from top

30mph @ 6100RPM

Side note: When we first test rode this pontoon, the dealer could only get it to 20mph. We obviously would not buy until they could show us expected speeds. What they discovered was the engine was mounted too low into the water. They raised the engine by one bolt hole on the transom and it made all the difference.

Point is.... if you are not getting expected speeds, messing with props is not the only option. Also might want to play with where the engine is mounted to transom as well.
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2015 G3 X22 DLX w/Yamaha F115
Cherokee Lake, TN

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Venturous
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Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

#34 Post by Venturous » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:03 am

Our previous boat:

2002 Lowe TR220
2001 Yamaha 90 2-stroke

Half tank (12 gal)
Bimini closed
2 toon - clean
2 adults, 2 kids

Best speed - 22mph, normal average top speed - 19mph
2015 G3 X22 DLX w/Yamaha F115
Cherokee Lake, TN

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rancherlee
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Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

#35 Post by rancherlee » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:48 am

Old 88' Kennedy remodeled and retubed!
-20' Lowe single strake outer tubes, 21'4" G3 straked middle tube with transom and full underskin.
140HP Sukuki 4 stroke

Full of gas with just me and the Bimini down
-38.7mph @ 6200 rpm with a 13.875 x 17p OMC 4 stroke stainless prop (Solas suzuki prop clone)
-37.2mph @ 6000 rpm with a 13.75 x 17p Solas Amita 4 aluminum.
More tuning needed as both of those "top speeds" occured with minor porpoising and was getting even higher speeds than those if I kept trimming up but the ride got pretty wild. :biggrin2

Loaded down with 6 adults and 3 kids.
-32 mph @ 5700 rpm with the Solas Amita 4
1988' Kennedy 20' "Haley's Comet"
Rebuilt 2016 with 25" single strake outer tubes and a 25x23" straked U-tube
2003 Suzuki DF140 - Yamaha 9.9HT kicker - 39.1@6300rpm

C_M_25
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Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

#36 Post by C_M_25 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:04 am

2014 Sweetwater 2086
2013 Yamaha 90 hp
Aluminum 13x15 prop
Max RPM = 5400
Top speed: 24 mph
Conditions: Myself and all of my fishing gear. 1/3 of toons still grungy because I couldn't reach with the power washer while on the lift. Max mph ever was 26 by myself before I started keeping it on the water.
2014 Sweetwater 2086SW
90 Hp Yamaha 4-stroke

ron nh
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Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

#37 Post by ron nh » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:49 pm

Ok.
2015 Qwest LS 818XRE Tri-toon, Fish cruise.
Mercury 115HP Command thrust
2 Strakes on each tube
Prop; Black Max 13.5 X 17
Top speed 42MPH GPs @5,500 RPM's with just me.
40MPH with 2 under perfect conditions
36 today, with a little chop & 400lbs of human.
2015 Qwest LS 818XRE Tri-toon w/mercury 115.

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joe20toon
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Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

#38 Post by joe20toon » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:32 am

20 foot Sylan RPT
Yamaha 115 SHO
13 1/2 X 14 aluminum prop
37MPH GPS - saltwater
6,000 RPM

(that was best speed without 2 - 27 group deep cycle batteries and trolling motor)
2016 20 foot Sylvan RPT (V Pontoons)
Yamaha Vmax SHO 115HP
80 Pound Thrust RipTide Trolling Motor
Humminbird Helix 7 Side Imaging

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Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

#39 Post by Bilboinsa » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:52 am

2010 Berkshire 221 RFC LTD
2010 Yamaha Four Stroke 150 hp
Unknown prop.
Full tritoon w strakes
WOT 35 mph by GPS
Flat or choppy. One, two, three or four peoople with full tank of gas. Wife yelling at me to slow down.

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jimbo21165
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Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

#40 Post by jimbo21165 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:20 pm

I'm gonna play around this winter.......between deer hunting and crappie fishing......with motor height, and props.

I believe that I can "coax" 38-40 outta this old sled......
I need a drank......

aquaholic
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Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

#41 Post by aquaholic » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:24 am

1996 sweetwater 24' with 2 23" logs

2016 Mercury 115 command thrust(unknown prop)

28 m.p.h. top speed with 2 on board(400lbs), bimini up, 25 gallons of fuel, coolers, etc. Light chop.

22 m.p.h. top speed with 9 on board fully loaded. Bimini up, Light chop.

No strakes or under skin.

brumbyvet
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Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

#42 Post by brumbyvet » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:42 am

2009 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
2009 Mercury 90 four stroke

NV performance package
all aluminum deck
hydraulic steering
2 toons, strakes inside and out

36 mph gps with one person and 15 gals gas
mercury s.s. three blade prop

33 mph gps with two adults and two children
mercury alum four blade prop
2009 Sun Tracker Party Barge, NV Performance Package, 90 HP Merc 4 stroke
36 mph gps...
Cherokee Lake, Tennessee

U.S. Navy 1971-1977

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slingshot
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Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

#43 Post by slingshot » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:31 am

Boat: 2007 Crest II 2570 LE
Length: 25'
# of Pontoons: 2 taper toons
Motor: 2016 Yamaha F150 four stroke
Prop: Mercury Enertia/Q3 15.6X13p SS 3 blade
Boat Load: approx 8 gal of fuel, safety equipment, Generator, dual batteries, refrigerator, margarita machine, grill and 1 person (250 lbs),
Conditions: cool, clear with no wind,
Performance: 5500 rpm @ 31 mph

note, I tried the Enertia/Q3 14p but that only got my RPM's to 5200 @ 31 mph. My boat is heavy with all the stuff I have on it. All in all Im very happy with the new motor and prop combination. Shout out to Ken at Prop Gods who helped me on propping the new motor.
2007, 2570 Crest LE II
Yamaha F150

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Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

#44 Post by Toonnut86 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:58 am

1. Boat type/ length - 2008 Playcraft powertoon 2600 xtreme 26' 6"
2. Engine - 2007 suzuki 300
3. Prop Type 23p mirage plus
4. Pontoon Performance Enhancers - Strakes, U shaped foam filled toons
5. Performance - 53.7 mph gps verified @5900 rpm trimmed past 100 percent no pourposing bow high all go
6. Conditions - light load(covers and life jackets) 3 adults half tank(20-25 gallons)
Have a tempest plus 23p i'm going to try in the spring

Poot
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Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

#45 Post by Poot » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:16 am

2015 Manitou 25shp Xplode
300 Evinrude E-tec
SS Viper 19, 3 Blade
5875 rpm's- 52 mph, 2-3 people, 2 Yeti's full, full fuel.

Turning sucks, cavitate's horribly bad-due to the silly 3 blade.
Would like to try a 18-4 blade but we're frozen over now so have to wait till May :roll:
2015 Manitou 25 shp X-Plode 300hp Evinrude E-tec

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