Flat bottom Speeds

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by buck720, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. buck720

    buck720 Well-Known Member

    Like it says what flat bottom boat and motor are you running? What mods have you done to make it faster and how fast? This part of the forum is dead Almost!
     
  2. ouachitamac

    ouachitamac Well-Known Member

    idk if mine is necessarily a "flatbottom", it is a sea ark 1652, modified v... flat for the most part. 1998 johnson 50hp. i havent checked lately, but my father in law tried with his gps, he embellishes everything, but said it hit 37 mph with only him in there.
     

  3. buck720

    buck720 Well-Known Member

    I’m running a low deck1550 edge coated with hull speed performance coating on the bottom of the boat and a 40hp tohatsu tiller arm with a few mods and a high polished ceramic coated stainless steel prop. With one person 51 mph. Two people 47 mph.
     
  4. arkrem870

    arkrem870 Well-Known Member

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    I had the same people that do the copper pans on tv coat my yamaha black stainless 15p
     
  5. buck720

    buck720 Well-Known Member

    I run a 17 pitch on mine it’s ok at take off but hang on after you plane out.
     
  6. R6mm

    R6mm Well-Known Member

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    I have a 1650 VJ Xpress fishing rig, with a 25hp Yamaha 4 stroke. It only runs about 25mph with 2 people.....but the fish don't seem to care. If I need to get there faster, I just leave a few minutes earlier....:)
     
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  7. jackie53

    jackie53 Well-Known Member

    A Flatbottom is only going to run so fast and that's it......Don't care what ya do to it..
     
  8. arkrem870

    arkrem870 Well-Known Member

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  9. jackie53

    jackie53 Well-Known Member

    Or at the bottom of the River..
     
  10. Swampboss

    Swampboss Well-Known Member

    1648 WarEagle with 2017 37 hp ProDrive 70 mph is about all I want.


    With 390 hp Tundra in front
     
  11. Mine goes as fast as I twist the throttle grip.

    Typically 20-25 mph. It'll go faster I just dont need to.

    Once I hit a log in the lake at about 64mph (that's what the GPS said just a split second before I hit it). That's been about 25 years ago and I still hurt from it. I'm sure water doesn't hurt AS bad as concrete but it still ain't no picnic.
     
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  12. truck24hr

    truck24hr Super Member<br>2014-15 Bow Hunting Contest Winner

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    War Eagle 750 Gladiator with a 40 Mercury 4 stroke will run about 36 with two folks.

    1860 Gatortail Extreme with 37 horse surface drive ican get 27 alone
     
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  13. ouachitamac

    ouachitamac Well-Known Member

    update on my post... gps yesterday with just me in there, 29.5 with a little wind in front. so im guessing 30 tops.
     
  14. FLedge55388

    FLedge55388 Member

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    1436 g3 Jon boat with a 96 Tohatsu 25 2 cylinder and cmc pt35 t&t 15p ballistic prop 37.7mph empty
     
  15. FLedge55388

    FLedge55388 Member

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    Also my edge 553 diamond back mid deck 40 tldi with restrictor removed 15p black stainless 43mph but it's not a true flat bottom rig
     
  16. headhunter_60

    headhunter_60 Super Member<br>2010 Deer Hunting Contest Winner

    1542 war eagle with 2-stroke 2 hole 25hp yamaha 27 mph with just me.
     
  17. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    1542 war eagle with 25 two stroke merc - loaded light, 28. Plenty good enough. I worked for a long time on a public lake here in AR and recovered more than one body with a drag hook - almost always for doing something stupid. It aint fun:(
     
  18. hillbillycycles

    hillbillycycles Well-Known Member

    Ok, I am not trying to be a jerk here so please don't take it that way. I don't currently own a boat of any type but I have a legitimate question: Why's everyone so concerned about going so fast in their flat bottom boats? What's the rush?
     
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  19. Dave57

    Dave57 Well-Known Member

    They godda outrun everyone down the ditch at the bayou.
     
  20. Remington

    Remington Well-Known Member

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    Whoever gets to the hole quickest gets to see the only 3 ducks flyover the timber once and leave out....

    It's kind of a magical thing.....

    Until the boats ya beat, skybusts em just outta call range .....
     
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