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Karl in NY
10-22-2010, 04:05 PM
http://images.wantaddigest.com/proofs/01_AQBXF03_A00006.jpg

This on local Craigslist...$25K.

Guaranteed to do at least 110MPH...my GAWD...

Nothing said about livewells, fish locker, etc., 260HP outboard...
Never saw one of these before...and, no, I'm not tempted...my life is in a "no wake zone"...

But, I would like to rent it for an hour or so...


nighttrain13
10-22-2010, 04:14 PM
Talk about a death trap.

LoveTheSea
10-22-2010, 04:22 PM
Ditto on the death trap.


Karl in NY
10-22-2010, 04:37 PM
tough crowd...there is more to life than fishing for cobias in saltwater in Florida...believe it or else!

This thing is very interesting, at least to me. I suspect it would be the ultimate chick-magnet, too...15 minutes @ 115mph, with some tight turns, and their thighs would just....nevermind

Dulcecita Lures
10-22-2010, 04:43 PM
15 minutes @ 115mph, with some tight turns, and their thighs would just...be covered in shit and piss and you'd be cleaning a mess up on the boat.

Fixed.:rofl:

Karl in NY
10-22-2010, 04:53 PM
good point...

like I said, my real life is in the no-wake zone...fantasy life would involve Maggie Q...

Babesaurus
10-22-2010, 04:53 PM
Fixed.:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

blackfinmike
10-22-2010, 05:18 PM
Just bought it!!!!!!!!



















































Just kidding!!

Karl in NY
10-22-2010, 05:25 PM
Well, I was going to say something about my 7.8% commission due from the seller...







Just kidding, also.

Karl in NY
10-22-2010, 05:32 PM
Another photo from the Craigslist ad:

http://images.craigslist.org/3m63pc3oc5Z55W05U4aad58965d4c0bbc13a6.jpg

Who actually buys these kinds of boats?
I must live a sheltered life, but have never seen one like this on local waters, ever.

LoveTheSea
10-22-2010, 06:40 PM
Who actually buys these kinds of boats?
I must live a sheltered life, but have never seen one like this on local waters, ever.

It is impractical and dangerous.

Look at this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAQwCNfiLxA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAQwCNfiLxA

blackfinmike
10-22-2010, 06:43 PM
It is impractical and dangerous.

Look at this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAQwCNfiLxA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAQwCNfiLxA

cool, guess they come with the side door option:thumbsup:

805gregg
10-22-2010, 06:52 PM
How many rod holders? Like a fountain, just a go fast boat. Who cares?

LoveTheSea
10-22-2010, 06:54 PM
This guy was "tripped by a wave" at only 74 MPH.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRIfk1uHolg

Mr. Demeanor
10-22-2010, 06:58 PM
Awsome boat! I would love to own an STV.
Some guys want a Tahoe, some want a Ferrari Enzo...

Karl in NY
10-22-2010, 07:10 PM
So, you need a good PFD, and diapers...and a good fiberglass man afterward. A fun afternoon is not exactly cheap.

Is a 115MPH boat like this even insurable?

Again, WHO BUYS THESE THINGS???

krimi
10-22-2010, 07:20 PM
my bike does 154...so I'm told...;cool;

RedfishWhisperer
10-22-2010, 08:00 PM
www.screamandfly.com
www.screamandfly.com/forum.php

wfowahoo
10-22-2010, 08:03 PM
Just sold mine,first of year. Best driving experience ever. Would do 110 safely, 115 and more if you raise the jack plate. It was a 6:oo AM run, back on the trailer by 8:00.
I'am an old fart, it was my last hurrah in a fast boat. I did just pick up a 38 Fountain with trip opti 300s.

liveaboard74
10-22-2010, 08:11 PM
How many rod holders? Like a fountain, just a go fast boat. Who cares?
Seen a few others post recently about Fountains not having rod holders.
18 from the factory on mine 26 counting down stairs storage and I sure can't run that many rods. LOL

Guys on the rivers buy those a lot. They also run them a lot on the mountain lakes in Calif. .
I would think that rice rocket on water Babesaurus has would run up there over 80

ghost28
10-22-2010, 08:18 PM
they are actually pretty safe at speed for there size.....the one with the side blown out was due to a proken tiller arm bolt in the steering....only an idiot would run regular steering on a 100+ mph boat....the boat should have had real steering meant to hold up to the rigors of going 115......

as others have said they are really a 6:00am boat back on the trailer or in the cove hangin by 8:00.....they do run over light chop suprisingly well and turn nice too....

it has to be your thing though....

Mr. Demeanor
10-22-2010, 08:30 PM
A couple 80+ mph fly-bys in my 13'er

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMF31PI111s

RideSober
10-22-2010, 08:48 PM
How many rod holders? Like a fountain, just a go fast boat. Who cares?

SeaSwirl Striper
Just like a bayliner, cheap junk, who cares...

KeyPineSavage
10-22-2010, 10:08 PM
Buddy of mine has a pair of Profiles. The big one (40 some foot mono, two big tweaked Merc inboards,) lives in the Keys. The other, his "little boat," is in his home territory of Lake of the Ozarks, sort of the central US summer go-fast capital. It looks a lot like this, but is bigger, has surface piercing drive, etc. Anyway, it will 103 to 110 on GPS and he says it's not even considered "fast" at that venue. Claims to ride and handle well.

I have been on the big boat but not the small one.

liveaboard74
10-23-2010, 03:56 AM
Buddy of mine has a pair of Profiles. The big one (40 some foot mono, two big tweaked Merc inboards,) lives in the Keys. The other, his "little boat," is in his home territory of Lake of the Ozarks, sort of the central US summer go-fast capital. It looks a lot like this, but is bigger, has surface piercing drive, etc. Anyway, it will 103 to 110 on GPS and he says it's not even considered "fast" at that venue. Claims to ride and handle well.

I have been on the big boat but not the small one.
Cool pass Mr. Demeanor That little things flys. :grin:
Had my share of go fast toys. Vettes back in the shop and we're "turning it up a knotch" now but I have no desire to run 100 on the water on something that small. Could not be happier for those that enjoy it. :rofl:
Seat belts and roll cages don't do a lot of good out there, and my old A double you know want could never recover from flip over on one of those things and Poo Poo can happen.
Sure its a blast and can't say I wouldn't want to but we do get smarter as we get older. View from the cheap seats ain't so bad any more.. :grin:

aerojr
10-23-2010, 06:44 AM
STV stands for Summerford tunnel vee.we have the river rocket version, we race 1/4 mile drag.with a modified Evinrude it'll run in the low 10's at about 123 mph.that Euroski is built as well as any Yellowfin or comparable boat.

liveaboard74
10-23-2010, 07:19 AM
If you have a video I would love to watch that thing fly. ?
To cool..................
can see why they are build so good. Something that fast has to be built right and solid.
Wonder if we can pass that off as a CC. Homesite's newest challenge is he's got the quickest boat?? :)

OReely
10-23-2010, 09:14 AM
I had a friend years ago that drag raced an STV. Had a modified Evinrude 300 V8 on it. If I remember correctly, I think they raced 1/8 mile (although it could have been 1/4) at the time and he'd be something like over 100 at the finish. I went with him for some test and tunes in a local canal but I declined the ride after I saw him go under the bridge at speed. :o

The boat seemed very stable from the canal bank. :thumbsup:

liveaboard74
10-23-2010, 09:19 AM
The boat seemed very stable from the canal bank. :thumbsup:
Yep,, you know about the cheep seats to.. :thumbsup:

wfowahoo
10-23-2010, 10:45 AM
Actually they are very thin and light. My hull weight was 700 pounds.

The first time out was on the Colorado River. Mid afternoon and boat traffic

with 2 to 3 foot wakes. Decided to get out of the mess,saw a opening and hit

it. Went to 80 in like 3 seconds, cleared everybody,hit a wake, cracked the

hull. That 2.5 Merc is a beast.

Tom

ndb8fxe
10-23-2010, 11:36 AM
If you have a video I would love to watch that thing fly. ?
To cool..................
can see why they are build so good. Something that fast has to be built right and solid.
Wonder if we can pass that off as a CC. Homesite's newest challenge is he's got the quickest boat?? :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIQCPJgFQMk

doughnut
10-23-2010, 12:02 PM
I had an Eliminator 19 pickle with a Merc offshore, it was . . . . exhilirating to say the least.

Mr. Demeanor
10-23-2010, 12:29 PM
Im going to throw this out there and may take some heat but the big boats like Prop and Homeys are fast but you just dont get the sensation. Unless your running in real rough water and driving he piss out of it, going fast in a 38' boat is non-eventful. It like going fast in a Boeing 747, you really dont know it.
Little boats, motorcycles, go-carts, etc. just convey a sensation of speed that cant be matched in anything large. If thats not your "thing" then so be it but dont put down something just because its not your cup of tea.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHSQj-F-fpw

LoveTheSea
10-23-2010, 02:07 PM
Some people jump out of perfectly good airplanes too.

TwentyFourSeven
10-23-2010, 03:11 PM
. I suspect it would be the ultimate chick-magnet,

lol. Just one problem, there is no where to put the chicks. :rofl: I can pull plenty of chicks with my boat and have the room to store 15 of them. :grin:

thermasystems
10-23-2010, 03:59 PM
STV stands for Summerford tunnel vee.we have the river rocket version, we race 1/4 mile drag.with a modified Evinrude it'll run in the low 10's at about 123 mph.that Euroski is built as well as any Yellowfin or comparable boat.

Oh no you dih ent!!

:nono:

KeyPineSavage
10-23-2010, 09:00 PM
I can pull plenty of chicks with my boat and have the room to store 15 of them. :grin:

Well, yeah, but how do y'all keep em' all FRESH!! :Q

JRS@OBX
10-23-2010, 09:12 PM
Some people jump out of perfectly good airplanes too.

Perfectly good airplane? No such thing. :rofl:

jeffsuelexi
10-23-2010, 10:09 PM
Perfectly good airplane? No such thing. :rofl:

I second that. I was an aircraft maintenance officer in the USAF and we kept our planes maintained to higher standards than the airlines do and I never saw a perfect airplane. No such thing.

RideSober
10-23-2010, 10:23 PM
A couple 80+ mph fly-bys in my 13'er

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMF31PI111s

Demeaner that little tunnel hull of yours really looks stable at speed! Very cool! Seems to pack the air very nicely, although I'm not sure if much more than the prop is actualy touching the water ;? Well after you get them dialed in, I guess that really is the goal :thumbsup:

My hot rodding days pretty much culminated about 10 years ago after I built a big block powered triple digit HTM SR24, but through the years I had a number of very fast speed boats and knew several guys with crazy fast STVs. Looking back I don't think I can recall any STVs that were not running the Mercury racing 2.5 EFI OB, and I don't think I can recall any STVs ever showing up for a radar shootout and posting less than 100MPH...

While here on THT (just as in the real world) there are clearly those that are certain that only their opinions matter, IMHO if you want the fastest but yet safest smooth water boat you can buy, it is pretty hard to beat an STV.

Just my $.02

Carry on...

DrCatcher
10-24-2010, 05:10 AM
I have an Allison. A 20 ft vee bottom go fast little rocket that runs about 107 with a 280 Merc race 2.5 EFI.

I have run them all including MTI, Skater and Cigarettes and with a few exceptions find this little boat to be the most On The Edge...

For the money, the thrill of one of these things cannot be beat. Especially a vee bottom. It's a balancing act mixed with flying a kite.. If speed on the water is your thing. here it is.. You could easily put together one of these packages safely and with quality for 20k.

As for build quality.. These things are light but very strong. In the world of "single engine outboard drag" STV, Allison, Jaguar, Triad, and some others are the Yellowfins and Sea Vees in quality.

They are insurable for loss but not liability that I have found yet. My boat is a single seater so no one rides..

The bummer is... Merc Racing stopped making the motors we really like for these things. The 2.5 280 and the 300 drag. Short shafts, light weight, High torque and huge RPM.

Fun Times when you just want to get your speed fix.. My runs last about an hour a week weather permitting. they also take time to learn how to drive which for me, is an added feature.

Just a short vid of my boat taking off.. Here we were just trying to give the viewer the idea of acceleration. You will see the boat come off at about mid run as the camera guy was sitting on the port side floor. The weight made boat fall to side once I was way up on the pad. i am not sure how fast we were running here but I would guess about 90 - 95 peak.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRgv36gvtWY

chesybayboater
10-24-2010, 06:44 AM
you guys are like a bunch of old ladies Are you afraid you toupee will fly off over 100mph ? Its like nothing else you have ever experienced

OReely
10-24-2010, 08:11 AM
you guys are like a bunch of old ladies Are you afraid you toupee will fly off over 100mph ? Its like nothing else you have ever experienced


Nope, I'm afraid my head will fly off :grin:

Hawkeye
10-24-2010, 12:36 PM
Damn got me cruising you tube.... Here is a pretty cool one. How do you paste the you tube viewer in the post???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF-ZRM_vQX4&feature=related

LIQUIDNIRVANA
10-24-2010, 01:34 PM
You want a "WILD" ride then check this out.

http://rides.webshots.com/video/3043174080101354590PLSIsv?vhost=rides


Ken

davey w
12-18-2011, 02:57 PM
This is my boat and it up for sale again,,brand new J Smith power head with the best of everything,this thing is like a Corvette on water, capable of speeds of 120mph,,pmwrnk@verizon.net,,

Justtuggin
12-18-2011, 05:01 PM
I worked for a guy building docks, and he bought a 18ft I think triad with a 2.5 mercury with a crazy wicked prop. That boat would fly it was a 2 seat vbottom with a matching trailer. This boat would fly sounded awesome like a cammed up 350, my boss said he hit 105 and almost crapped his shorts. I wish I bought it from him he sold her for 7500 bucks in 2 days what a steal!!!!!!!

Holy-Mackerel
12-18-2011, 06:43 PM
15 minutes @ 115mph, with some tight turns, and their thighs would just...be covered in shit and piss and you'd be cleaning a mess up on the boat. Fixed.:rofl:

I laughed til I cried Dulcecita Lures, that was too funny. Man I thought us southern boys who spend year around on the water could run a boat. I am a commercial captain of 18 years and have spent a lifetime recreational boating but see I cannot hold a candle to a New York Captain. 115 m.p.h. with some tight turns on that thing, don't think I could or would want to do that. Sounds like someone in the bad weather has been sniffing too much snow. :jk:

Mr. Demeanor
12-18-2011, 07:49 PM
Me gettin chased by some STV's.....and passed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLIRM0L1vZI&list=UU7qzWnmd21EcgsWq92tjjKA&index=12&feature=plcp

1998 proline 241
12-18-2011, 08:28 PM
Shit i would buy one.....not kidding



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