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hittinlowehittinlowe Posts: 58 Deckhand
edited June 3 in Boating #1
Looking to repower a 1996 action craft 2020 with a Yamaha vmax 250 will also have a jack plate. Any ideas as to what top end speed would be with this setup

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  • cmd381cmd381 Posts: 52 Deckhand
    Can't imagine it would be anything but FAST! I have an 1820 with a Mercury 150 and its has plenty of power for me. So add 2' of boat length, about 350 lbs of boat weight + 100HP...FAST!
  • linesider 159linesider 159 Posts: 828 Officer
    60-65, i believe that is overpowered as well
    2016 Sterling 220XS (SOLD), see build thread here: Here
    2005 Lake and Bay Backwater (SOLD)
    Current Boats: 2008 SCB Topcat 250 XS
    2014 SCB Stingray Sport Merc 300XS
    gCFWQPq.jpg?1
  • hittinlowehittinlowe Posts: 58 Deckhand
    Well the boat is getting repowered as I text. Hopefully sometime next week will be able to take her out.surprisingly the boat is actually rated up to a 250 so pretty excited about it.
  • PXMANPXMAN Posts: 18 Deckhand
    I had a 2020 with a tired 225 VMax, it ran mid 50's. You may hit 60. Let us know how it goes.
  • Action Craft HQAction Craft HQ Posts: 4 Greenhorn
    The older 2020's are a little heavier than the new 2020's but the top speed should be around 62-64mph.
  • hittinlowehittinlowe Posts: 58 Deckhand
    Hit 61mph at 5000rpm over the weekend so still have about 500rpm more to open up on. That's also with a 25pitch prop
  • linesider 159linesider 159 Posts: 828 Officer
    If its a 250 Sho you need to be spinning 6k rpm with a medium-light load.

    I ran my boat with 2 people and loaded last week to 69 mph with a yamaha 25 pitch prop, about 5700-5800 rpm. It was colder with a decent tailwind though. Only got 63-64 into the wind
    2016 Sterling 220XS (SOLD), see build thread here: Here
    2005 Lake and Bay Backwater (SOLD)
    Current Boats: 2008 SCB Topcat 250 XS
    2014 SCB Stingray Sport Merc 300XS
    gCFWQPq.jpg?1
  • kmagnusskmagnuss Posts: 3,237 Captain
    I would expect it to have been faster than that. I've hit 53 once but more typically 51 in my 1720 with a 135 opti.
    Tarpon... everything else is just bait.
    Captain Keith - Crooked Rod Charters
  • hittinlowehittinlowe Posts: 58 Deckhand
    It's an 06 vmax Hdpi motor not sure if it's an sho you speak of. I still have more playing around with it. I realized I didn't have the motor trimmed up and need to play a little more with trim tabs and jack plate First big motor boat so trying to figure it out
  • kmagnusskmagnuss Posts: 3,237 Captain
    69 mph would be great! That's a speed I could be happy with.
    Tarpon... everything else is just bait.
    Captain Keith - Crooked Rod Charters
  • linesider 159linesider 159 Posts: 828 Officer
    kmagnuss wrote: »
    69 mph would be great! That's a speed I could be happy with.

    Going into that wind at 64 with the trolling motor on the back deck is scary. I had the 20-25mph wind grab the bow and pull it up, the front anchor locker actually popped open from the negative pressure. Lets just say when we hit the idle zone i had to run to the backroom for a quick check.

    The prop had too much lift. Ran 65 into that wind with another prop and 67.6 with the wind.

    Try a 24 fury, jack plate all the way down, and lots of trim. I can tell you it will get it with that prop if it can spin it. I have one you can try if you pass by clearwater or gainesville
    2016 Sterling 220XS (SOLD), see build thread here: Here
    2005 Lake and Bay Backwater (SOLD)
    Current Boats: 2008 SCB Topcat 250 XS
    2014 SCB Stingray Sport Merc 300XS
    gCFWQPq.jpg?1
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