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Old 11-12-2011, 10:43 AM
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That is either a 24 of 28 ft "bat boat" now being made by Vector (called that because of the "wings" on the rear). It's made overseas with a few here in the states.

As for speeds, what should his cruise speed be? 3,500 rpms.....maybe 3,000 rpms????

I know a guy with one and he ran about the same speeds my last boat ran. 3,500 rpms was 60 on GPS, 3,000 was upper 40's GPS. Low 30-mid's took tucking the drives all the way in AND the trim tabs all the way down. Anything in the upper 20's meant the boat sunk in the rear and the bow pointing sky high, basically off plane. Maybe I'm biased because I owned performance boats for years but I don't see anything wrong with passing a slower boat coming out of a channel.