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Old 04-30-2018, 03:11 PM   #1
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First let me thanks this whole support on this quest.
Iíve being testing the 2500 model and would like feedback
On chop handling.

I have seatrial it in a very calm bay, this week will go out further
In hope of finding some rough water.

But you input is always one of the most valuable.
Its a 2500 with 350 mercruiser.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:13 PM   #2
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I would assume it will handle similar to my 2400 SCR which weighs 5000 lbs dry which IMO handle the Chesapeake Bay nicely on most days. The Chesapeake is normal 1-2 ft wave with a 2.2 sec period.

What do you mean by chop; wave height and period between crests?
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I would assume it will handle similar to my 2400 SCR which weighs 5000 lbs dry which IMO handle the Chesapeake Bay nicely on most days. The Chesapeake is normal 1-2 ft wave with a 2.2 sec period.

What do you mean by chop; wave height and period between crests?
Here in Dominican Republic most of the time waves are around 2-4 feets reaching 6 in very windy days. I only go out around 2-3 feets.
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I use to have one for 11 years and I was in very chop situation in Chesapeake an have no problem. The exception is, I have 454 engine on my.
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Here in Dominican Republic most of the time waves are around 2-4 feets reaching 6 in very windy days. I only go out around 2-3 feets.
Ok so youíre dealing with ocean swells that are high but with a much longer period between crests. Do you know anyone there with a similar size boat, if so how does thereís handle these conditions?
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Use trim tabs to get the bow down. load weight forward in the boat. I used to keep coolers, portable Honda Generator, and the dinghy down below as far forward as possible.

I wouldn't be going any faster than 21-23 kts. I wouldn't' think twice until they start getting up above 6 ft., unless the period was very short.
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