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What kind of speed #7322282 10/22/18 01:23 AM
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What kind of speed do y’all get with your longtails? I was only pushing about 18 at full throttle with just me in the boat. I know they’re not made to be fast but I feel like I should be getting a little more out of it. I have a 15ft all welded hull with a 23hp mud buddy. Just curious if I’m close to what everyone else is getting or if I need to look at a prop change.

Re: What kind of speed [Re: Erichugh22] #7322618 10/22/18 12:50 PM
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You are doing good at 18...

16x48 w/ 25 MB Longtail

Never bothered to check top speed, but its not over 20

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18 is really good in a long tail. I had a few before going to a surface drive and never got 18 out of one even empty.

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Yep 18 is good


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Re: What kind of speed [Re: Erichugh22] #7322894 10/22/18 03:51 PM
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For your boat and motor, your right where you should be.
I have a 35 MB on a 17/60 and get the same speed.
If you want more speed you have to go up in motor size.
Mine is for sale, as I have another motor now.


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Re: What kind of speed [Re: Erichugh22] #7323046 10/22/18 05:29 PM
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Awesome, that’s what I wanted to hear. I don’t need it to be any faster but I wanted to make sure it was performing like it was supposed to.

Re: What kind of speed [Re: Erichugh22] #7323362 10/22/18 09:00 PM
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I hit 20 with my backwater 23hp long tail when alone. Its on a 15/40 old fisher aluminum boat I turned into a duck boat.

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