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Old 12-14-2019, 11:33 AM
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Some suggest this super powered outboard boat popularity is a current thing. As an old fart, I remember a “rich boy” with a 23’ Lyman lapstake wooden 23’ runabout. This power nut went from a big 60 hp Johnson to an absolutely crazy in-line 6 cylinder, 100 horsepower Mercury. That was the mid sixties. The race was on.
Old 12-14-2019, 12:10 PM
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I don't think it's just outboards, the whole world is in a race to get somewhere or do something faster with less effort.
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Originally Posted by oldkanuk View Post
Some suggest this super powered outboard boat popularity is a current thing. As an old fart, I remember a “rich boy” with a 23’ Lyman lapstake wooden 23’ runabout. This power nut went from a big 60 hp Johnson to an absolutely crazy in-line 6 cylinder, 100 horsepower Mercury. That was the mid sixties. The race was on.

And yet if powered a 21ft CC today with a single 150hp, people on the THT would tell you it was dangerously underpowered.
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Google Ventnor boats. They were the fastest boat on most any lake they ran, always overpowered, sometimes stepped hulls and other speed tricks. And most always beautiful.
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^ In re the TEMPO boat, what is the stainless rod coming down from the side of the boat - in front of the T in the name?
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Originally Posted by mikee332 View Post
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Is that what you booked us on next week? Cool!
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Originally Posted by First Light View Post
^ In re the TEMPO boat, what is the stainless rod coming down from the side of the boat - in front of the T in the name?
It is a stiffening strut to the sponson.
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Would a 9.5 hp Evinrude not be enough to power a 92’ Viking ?
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You know, someone is gonna come along and say this is simply the chatter of the demented, and that progress is really great...right. And that all this power is proper...blah, blah. But...

Damn, I forget what I was gonna say.

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