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Old 04-17-2014, 10:12 PM   #11
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If anyone is looking for an LCD tv to mount like mine, I'll be selling this Sylvania tv next week.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:00 PM   #12
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Nice boat!
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:48 AM   #13
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I have exactly the same boat but have never seen one with a sunpad. You will love the boat.
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:33 PM   #14
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Took it out for 3 days and 2 nights. Was fun other than finding a leaking water hose and a leaking out drive hose dripping gear lube. Didn't have any issues as I had a spare qt. of gear lube and kept my eye on it. Boat dealer is going to repair it since we just bought the boat. One of the water lines has a little drip in the engine compartment also.

Had the boat up to 30 mph at around 5000 rpm yesterday with a tail wind. The other days I could get it up to about 28 mph but it wouldn't go past 4100 rpms, then all of a sudden yesterday it revved higher. Was having a hard time getting it to plane up level. Trim tabs were all the way up, boat leaned to the left a bit. It wasn't as bad yesterday. Only used a 1/4 tank in 3 days but we stayed docked most of the time. We had no shore power so we had to run off battery 1 and I'd start the boat up every couple hours to charge back up.

All in all, it was a fun weekend. We just ordered a Honda EU2000i Companion generator so we can use that for shore power wherever we go.

I also cut my hand open Saturday morning and had to be rushed to the ER and got 13 stitches. Note to self, always have scissors and a first aid kit on your boat. If I had scissors I wouldn't have been using a knife to open a plastic package that caused me to stab myself deep down to the bone.

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Old 04-21-2014, 05:00 PM   #15
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Ouch! No running around the boat with scissors either ;-)

trim tabs are there to help get on plane sooner and level the boat when running, use them. "Tail wind" (must be a fly boy) equates to following seas that push the boat, if going to slow control can be uneasy.

When you say all of a sudden revved higher, by how much? Did speed increase or decrease?
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We plan on heading there a lot this summer. I work M-TH but I always have 3 day weekends so that should be good for our boating hobby.
I store my boat at Powell during the season. Saves time, fuel and wear on the rigs by not having to tow it 4-5 hours each time we go up. Also makes it easier to just bust out after work and head to the lake.
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your getting 30mph at Jordanelle? (6060')
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:10 PM   #18
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30 mph w/ the wind yesterday on Jordanelle. 28 mph was at 4100 RPM Friday. Sunday with the wind I got 30 mph at 5000-5100 rpm. Both days I had it trim tabs up, outdrive fully down, wide open throttle, me and my girlfriend on the boat, between 1/2 to 3/4 fuel. Had been using the water sporadically for two days but we had the water tank full when we launched.

If 30 mph is good at that elevation I'm happy. I was hoping boat would hit 34-35 on the speedometer at around 4500 rpm. Not sure how high its supposed to rev or how accurate the tachometer is.
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"Tail wind" (must be a fly boy)
Yep, hence my user name USAF Long. My last name is Long. USAF was my branch of service. I did 6 years active duty and served a tour in Afghanistan assigned to the US Army in 2012-2013. Started looking at boats when I was over in Afghanistan and have had my heart set on a boat I can weekend on... now we have the Maxum.
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Both days I had it trim tabs up, outdrive fully down, wide open throttle,
You'll get much better cruising speed and performance if you bring the out drive up a few clicks once on plane... Get the bow up just a bit so there is less hull in the water.
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