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    http://www.arneson-industries.com/pa...ucts&id=drives
    Spend the money and outrun any squirter on the water!!!
    Just my $.02
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    redintn,

    Maybe, depends on the race.

    Surface piercing drives have "NO" holeshot. Takes forever to get a boat on plane with those drives.

    Boat handling sucks with SP drives.

    Safety is a major issue, particularly if you boat in an area where there are swimmers in the water. Jet drives are about as safe as you can get.

    SP drives cost a "fortune" compared to more conventional drives.

    How many more negatives would you like to hear?

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    bretsk2500,

    The last 65' Viking Convertible I brought down from New Gretna, NJ had the 16 cyl Series 2000 (2000 hp each--2 engines--4000 HP) Detroit/MTU engines.

    As we're coming into the Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic I like to open her up to get some base numbers (speed) prior to installing the tower, electronics, etc. She was pretty impressive. Topped out at 44.7 Knots. (just a shade over 51 MPH in a 65' Convertible). I was pretty happy til I looked down at the flowscan. Was burning 278 gallons/hr. Glad she carries a little over 2000 gals.

    Doesn't seem to bother the guys who can spend upwards of 3M on a fishing boat. Big boys have big toys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SundownIII View Post
    I was pretty happy til I looked down at the flowscan. Was burning 278 gallons/hr. Glad she carries a little over 2000 gals.

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