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Carl C
09-18-2010, 10:34 PM
We don't even get to see it run :boggled:. I'll believe 170 mph when I see the gps run.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMdjW-9yFFg

mrfixxall
09-18-2010, 11:41 PM
Carl theirs no way a triple engine boat will so 170 mph,i know a guy that has a 36 skater that will do 172 mph with twin sterling 1550's through #6's..this guy is smoking something :)

Sweet Cheekz
09-19-2010, 07:36 AM
They look like 700 merc's and nxti's

Parnell

Mr X
09-19-2010, 08:09 AM
Who is saying it runs 170?
It runs a bit over 100....

Carl C
09-19-2010, 10:16 AM
OK, now that I think about it, it looks like the video was shot by someone on the dock who doesn't have a clue.
Mr. X, it says 170 mph on the video caption. Isn't that like close to the world v-bottom record?

BUIZILLA
09-19-2010, 11:09 AM
I think it was supposed to read 107..

mrfixxall
09-19-2010, 11:39 AM
now that i listened to the video towards the end i hear top spees of 138 from the background and the kid said 140 which is still a crock of chit..

BUIZILLA
09-19-2010, 12:07 PM
Who is saying it runs 170?
It runs a bit over 100.... I always bow to Mr X's accuracy of reporting.. :yes:

glashole
09-20-2010, 07:27 AM
still a good looking boat

Carl C
09-20-2010, 10:56 AM
OK, they are clearly 700 SCIs. Probably runs a little over 100 as Ted said. Still a great looking boat indeed though.

blackhawk
09-20-2010, 04:11 PM
Well it is a video posted by a 12 year old kid. LOL

Planetwarmer
09-20-2010, 10:13 PM
Well it is a video posted by a 12 year old kid. LOL
My thoughts exactly!!!! Most people would just look at the speedo and assume it would bury the needle. My nephew can tell how fast a motorcycle or car can go simply by reading the highest # on the speedo. If that were actually the case, my 1971 (all stock) MGB would do 140!!!!!:lightning:hyper::hyper::hyper::hyper::hyp er::hyper::hyper::lightning

Ed Donnelly
09-21-2010, 12:58 AM
Planetwarmer; Don't fool yourself your MGB will do 140
maybe not mph, but for sure KPH...........Ed

Planetwarmer
09-21-2010, 11:23 PM
Planetwarmer; Don't fool yourself your MGB will do 140
maybe not mph, but for sure KPH...........Ed

The speedo screws that number up, its calibrated for MPH and I haven't ever seen anything over 75. It has a 4 speed with 390 gears (I think) and it sounds horrible doing anything above 65! The factory says it will do 100.00000000000000000000000001 MPH

I don't drive it above 60 usually, that's where it is comfy.:convertib:

RedDog
09-23-2010, 08:43 PM
The speedo screws that number up, its calibrated for MPH and I haven't ever seen anything over 75. It has a 4 speed with 390 gears (I think) and it sounds horrible doing anything above 65! The factory says it will do 100.00000000000000000000000001 MPH

I don't drive it above 60 usually, that's where it is comfy.:convertib:

I had a '71 Midget that would break 100 - like 105 or 110? Its been a while. Later I had a '78 (?) MGB that only ran low 90s

gcarter
09-23-2010, 08:55 PM
I had a '65 3 main bearing MGB (I think the 5 main bearing engine came out the same year). It might would do 80 it was pretty uncomfortable sounding at anything over 70.
Really not a very pleasant experience. Typical English car where most of the time you can't go that fast on the roads anyway.

Planetwarmer
09-23-2010, 09:56 PM
I really enjoy the car. I considered updating the car, but decided I want the experience of driving a 1960s sports car. No matter what I do, it couldn't ever drive as nice as my wife's BMW 330i.

boatman2089
10-02-2010, 02:10 PM
nice boat tho, i dont think it does 170

DonZi 26
10-02-2010, 03:53 PM
yeah those are 700sci not 1000hp's for sure.....

i'd bet close to 120mph, i believe that there was a test drive on powerboat magazie on a 43zr with twin 850 merc racing and they claimed 107mph on gps....

so.....do your math guys,

but hey its a donzi !! rumour says that once you go donzi you never go back !!! I totally agree with that