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Old     (riverdave)      Join Date: May 2007       05-23-2007, 2:57 PM Reply   
Just for sheer curiosity..

What's the fastest you've been on the water?

Since there seems to be some gap between performance boaters and wakeboarders.. I was wondering how much experience either has had with the other?

Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       05-23-2007, 2:58 PM Reply   
75 mph.
Old     (kingskrew)      Join Date: May 2004       05-23-2007, 3:03 PM Reply   
Ever? 70+ (Eliminator)
Wakeboard boat? 45ish

I prefer about 23mph

Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       05-23-2007, 3:04 PM Reply   
Back in the day I had a jetski that did 72 mph, now the thing just sits unused because it bores me.

Would rather be doing about 24.2 MPH.
Old    K.B.C.            05-23-2007, 3:06 PM Reply   
I don't think I've ever been over about 45 mph. Although I'd love to do 100mph in a boat, but I'd probably piss myself.
Old     (nwsjake10)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-23-2007, 3:06 PM Reply   
bass boat guys are nuts, 75+
Old    K.B.C.            05-23-2007, 3:07 PM Reply   
you still got that thing Mike?
Old    bocephus            05-23-2007, 3:15 PM Reply   
92 on GPS then I chickened out! In an Allison XB2002 with a 2.5 Merc on it.
Old     (etakk7)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-23-2007, 3:22 PM Reply   
63 with a 150 Merc outboard in a 17 foot runabout
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-23-2007, 3:25 PM Reply   
i ve barefooted at 65 behind an 86 Sanger TX.
My Sanger DXII Barefooter does 53.

watch this:
Scott Pellaton goes about 90 and eats it behind a blown 66 Sanger Shovel Nose putting out 1000+hp and 900 ft lbs torque

(Message edited by bftskir on May 23, 2007)
Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       05-23-2007, 3:28 PM Reply   
I still have one that does 66, the 72 mph "hotski" got traded in for a 3 man.
Old     (ballsdeep)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-23-2007, 3:40 PM Reply   
about 115 mph in a blown '85 Schiada river cruiser on parker. Best ride I ever had. Thing handled great too.
Old     (boss210)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-23-2007, 3:40 PM Reply   
87 mph, same boat his wife pulled him on a ski at 74, clocked by radar
Old    K.B.C.            05-23-2007, 3:40 PM Reply   
Is it in Tahoe or Wisc?
Old    stillstandin            05-23-2007, 3:42 PM Reply   
About 80, good friend of ours at Lake Mohave. He has since sold that boat, and has another. Ill give him a call tonight and ask him exactly what it was. Grew up skiing behind a 64 Sanger flat bottom with a blown 383 stroker....
Old     (akdoc)      Join Date: Feb 2004       05-23-2007, 3:42 PM Reply   
I think over 90 in a cig boat at LOZ, fastest that I have driven is my dad's bass boat at 73.7!!
Old     (laraujo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-23-2007, 4:02 PM Reply   
Back in Early 1980's on the parker strip folks used to play this game of how fast can you race a single skiers from the parker dam to the catch net (Bluewater) If you dropped the skier you had to go back and get em and hopefully those ahead of you dropped one to. This is not something I would NOT recommend ya'll do today cause its crazy but we were young and stupid then! Anyways I was behind a 77 Charger Jet boat, Panther Jet, twin 850s, tunnel ram, with all the bells and whistles inside. Boat would do 100 I was probably going somewhere in the mid 80's. All I can tell you is Falling down at that speed was not so bad during the first 50mph of decelleration cause your just basically a bouncing rock on the water. The pain comes from the last 30 or so MPH of decelleration were parts of your body starts to stick in the water longer.
Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       05-23-2007, 4:05 PM Reply   
Wisco at the rents, you feeling the need for speed I take it?
Old     (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       05-23-2007, 4:05 PM Reply   
82 in a Ranger with a 300 on back.
Old     (socalf150rider)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-23-2007, 4:07 PM Reply   
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-23-2007, 4:12 PM Reply   
I've probably topped out at 40
Old    K.B.C.            05-23-2007, 4:24 PM Reply   
feeling the need for a few sliders in one of the Boca coves, sorry for the hijack all
Old     (chqwakeboarder)      Join Date: May 2006       05-23-2007, 4:36 PM Reply   
70+ on a jetski
I personally prefer 22.5
Old     (riverdave)      Join Date: May 2007       05-23-2007, 4:36 PM Reply   
Interesting story leonard. LOL I know what you mean about falling when your hauling ass, definately not for the weak of heart. I'm to old and to fragile at a whopping 30 years old to have any desire to hit water at anything over 35 nowdayz.

Not sure about a panther jet running 100 though.. LOL Fastest one I've ever seen barely clipped 65.

Fastest I've ever been on water for a sustained period of time was 130+ (130 - 135) in a 36' Spectre down in Coronodo, San Diego.


(Message edited by riverdave on May 23, 2007)
Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-23-2007, 4:40 PM Reply   
probably near 60-70 on a wakeboard, we were going around 47mph with a centurion barefoot warrior, and then did the whip, to do a
"boat-o" aka "around the boat" really scared the bejesus out of me because if I would have fallen I would have been in a world of hurt. we had to go that fast because that boat took so long to decelerate and turned real slow.

many times stepping off to barefoot starting at 50-55 mph behind a Dyna-ski with twin 200's in ski shows.

I think around 62 on a waverunner

never been in a "hot boat"

I prefer ~23.5 on a wakeboard and ~42 on my feet.
Old     (drewsnautique94)      Join Date: Nov 2006       05-23-2007, 5:33 PM Reply   
84 mph in a dudes 42 ft sonic up at lake erie
Old     (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       05-23-2007, 5:41 PM Reply   
70 plus in my brothers bass boat.
Old     (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       05-23-2007, 5:45 PM Reply   
80+ 17' Hydrostream with 175 Merc. I think the only thing in the water was the motor. It was almost a death wish.

my eyes were watering with my glasses on.
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-23-2007, 5:47 PM Reply   
85mph on a 28' Eliminator and couldn't see til he handed me some goggles....
Old     (malibu_monkey)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-23-2007, 6:41 PM Reply   
70+ on a jetski
Old     (tripleup)      Join Date: Apr 2004       05-23-2007, 6:54 PM Reply   
mid 90s Pier 57 Fountain with triple 1000s
Old     (tripleup)      Join Date: Apr 2004       05-23-2007, 6:55 PM Reply   
83 on a 96 xp with a 5 lbs nitrous tank
Old     (michealhoward)      Join Date: May 2007       05-23-2007, 7:00 PM Reply   
60 on a jetski

my 06 Elite tops out at 50. Wish it went double that.
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-23-2007, 9:48 PM Reply   
this one is fun just for the scarey german muzac
but this chick goes about 100 ass over teakettle
Old     (oaf)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-23-2007, 9:56 PM Reply   
90 Shiada 24 Mini Offshore
85 DCB Mach 26
80 Ultra 23 Deck

Wakeboat 49 MC X-2 (05)
Old     (oaf)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-23-2007, 9:58 PM Reply   
We have all kinds of boats in our crew. 5 Ultra which is the most popular. Magic, DCB, Commander, Shiada, Master Craft, Tige, Tracker pontoons, ski rays, chaparrals.
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-23-2007, 10:02 PM Reply   
another good clip

i love when the boat starts to sound like a guided missile

ok no more utub from me
Old     (noti_dad)      Join Date: Jul 2003       05-23-2007, 10:06 PM Reply   
92.3 Marine Staium behind a Biesmeyer racing flatbottom. All I saw was rooster tail.
Old     (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-23-2007, 10:17 PM Reply   
87 on a Formula and probably about 40 on a wakeboard boat. Maybe 35 on a weighted boat, and it started to porpose so bad I thought we'd sink. 35 on a wakeboard behind the boat.
Old    bigdtx            05-24-2007, 5:17 AM Reply   
There's always this one...
Old     (jusstty)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-24-2007, 7:34 AM Reply   
49 on a roam {Seadoo}
Old     (supra24ssv)      Join Date: Mar 2006       05-24-2007, 7:51 AM Reply   
136 mph on 2007 skater twin 1100's
fall of 06 it was great
Old     (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-24-2007, 7:56 AM Reply   
123, DCB F29 on Havasu
80, Eliminator 26' Daytona
74, Baja 25' Outlaw
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       05-24-2007, 9:15 AM Reply   
103mph in a Warlock with a blown Keith Black 454.
Old     (riverdave)      Join Date: May 2007       05-24-2007, 12:03 PM Reply   
Big D, I made that video for a friend of mine.. LOL Small world. ;)

Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-24-2007, 12:09 PM Reply   
70 ish on a Jet Ski.... But I'll take 25 in a wakeboat all day long.

If you gotta wear goggles, or the wind makes your eyes water or your beer blow out of your mouth, then you're going too fast.
Old     (phaeton)      Join Date: Feb 2002       05-24-2007, 12:17 PM Reply   
158.26 quater mile Blown Gas Flat Cole Tr-4 flatbottom
Old     (riverdave)      Join Date: May 2007       05-24-2007, 12:20 PM Reply   
Well Phaeton, I'd say all of our rides pretty much pale in comparison to that.. LOL

I've been for a few passes with Tony S. out on Parker back when he used to own Cole Cash. Fastest flat I've ever been in.

Old    bigdtx            05-24-2007, 12:33 PM Reply   
Big D, I made that video for a friend of mine.. LOL Small world. ;)

I know, that's why I posted it. I first saw it when Info posted it way back when. I've got both versions somewhere, with & without the music.
Old     (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-24-2007, 12:48 PM Reply   
I'm waiting to get a ride in this bad boy, supposedly goes 145mph or somewhere up there - competed in the shootout at the Ozarks last year. One of our buddies picked it up last fall.
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       05-24-2007, 12:51 PM Reply   
I bet that was pricy!
Old     (kingskrew)      Join Date: May 2004       05-24-2007, 12:54 PM Reply   
Looks like you'd have to add a tower, and I bet it doesn't even come with perfect pass!

Old     (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-24-2007, 12:55 PM Reply   
He traded a house for it....he also has a 26' Eliminator Daytona with a Gary Teague 800HP big block in it.
Old     (kevin_lsv23)      Join Date: Oct 2006       05-24-2007, 1:10 PM Reply   
85 in a Gambler.
45 in a Malibu.
Old     (shane97210)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-24-2007, 1:24 PM Reply   
80 in an older seaswirl spyder, friends dad's boat who used to race hydros. we pulled 3 tubes at about 75. that was scary, couldn't open your eyes and were too afraid to let go. i have to say after looking over at i really want to ride in one of those boats, plus the engine sound is almost more appealing than music on the water. who doesn't look around when you hear one coming to see how fast it is going to blow by you.
Old     (riverdave)      Join Date: May 2007       05-24-2007, 1:31 PM Reply   
You ever get out to Parker?

One of my best buds has bar none the fastest single engine stern drive on Parker Strip. 140'ish MPH.. It cruises into the 120's pretty easily all day long. Not the scariest, hair raising experience to be honest becuase it's so smooth, but if you've never felt 120 mph wind go across your face, with the whine of a blower screaming in the background (or in this case blowerS) it's definately something to try.


1250 HP, Stoker 224 Tunnel. ;)
Old     (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-24-2007, 1:33 PM Reply   
That's a sweet lookin boat!
Old     (riverdave)      Join Date: May 2007       05-24-2007, 1:39 PM Reply   
Here you go Timmy... A ride in Mark's Stoker.

It's just like riding in a Wakeboard boat, except the rides smooth, and instead of cruising at 25, your cruising at 70 - 75 everywhere.

We clip over 100 a couple times in this video, and like I said this boat is wickedly decieving of how fast your going. You'll see it tach'd out running over 100 about 3/4 the way through the video. This was with the old motor about 750 HP.. Used to run about 115, a far cry fro what it is now. LOL
Old     (shane97210)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-24-2007, 1:48 PM Reply   
i want one! doing 38 at WOT sounds really slow now:-(
Old     (nickypoo)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-24-2007, 1:54 PM Reply   
I've been the 120mph range. My uncle had a Cole TR3, BBC w/ 671 on race gas. What a machine. One of Dick Vale's finest paintjobs. Rigged by Sunny Jones.
Old    bigdtx            05-24-2007, 1:59 PM Reply   
Is this the stoker shown above??
Old     (norcal_wakejunky)      Join Date: Oct 2006       05-24-2007, 2:02 PM Reply   
115mph on an off shore cigarette boat in the Delta
Old     (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-24-2007, 2:02 PM Reply   
Ohh, just a quad rotor whipple - LOL! Jeezus! Gotta love boats, you rarely see that kind of stuff in cars.
Old     (riverdave)      Join Date: May 2007       05-24-2007, 2:05 PM Reply   
Big D, that's the same boat! 70K is a steal for it too. Alot of people can claim "king of the lake" but no B.S. this boat is pretty much King anywhere it goes, unless you get into the larger twin engine Cat territory. Al Stoker drove this boat to 141 (and still pulling) on Lake Elsinore. At 141 he decided that was fast enough, and got out of it.. Nobody is really sure what the ultimate top end of it would be, but it'd be kind of a death wish to find out.


(Message edited by riverdave on May 24, 2007)
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-24-2007, 2:10 PM Reply   
80'ish Gambler intimidator.

you would think these guys would use pedals instead of hand throttles. any reason why?
Old     (bvdievent)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-24-2007, 2:22 PM Reply   
I wasn't actually on the boat but every year out of discovery bay they host the big cat poker run. It pulls boats from everywhere. Anyway, last year I heard there was a boat out there running about 180+ and it was out running the helicopter that was hired to take pictures. Pretty impessive if you ask must have been one hell of a ride.
Old     (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       05-24-2007, 2:24 PM Reply   
65 on a 1100 Jetski, smooth water.
Old     (nickypoo)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-24-2007, 2:49 PM Reply   
Really Hot Boat
Old    bigdtx            05-24-2007, 3:29 PM Reply   
That stoker is one sweeeeet ride. I've taken enough vids off my magnum at 70mph to see that it's hauling ass just by watching the water go by.
Old     (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       05-24-2007, 8:39 PM Reply   
Dad used to drag in the late 60s. We had a hondo that would run 100. Back then that was wicked fast. He sold it in the early 80's to my uncle who has since taken up racing in Denver and runs around 147 consistantly in a Cole flatbottom.
The fastest I've been is 114 in the Gibson Exhaust boat 28' Eleminator with dual blown big block's on havasu about 10 years ago.
I grew up around fast boats, and every time I hear on I get a big O' chubby!
Old     (troymoto25)      Join Date: May 2007       05-25-2007, 2:13 PM Reply   
75-80mph, in a 23' Hawaiian hotboat
Old     (michealhoward)      Join Date: May 2007       05-25-2007, 2:35 PM Reply   
Here is a link to the worlds fastest man on water. went 317.60 MPH.

Saw him on the discovery channel the other day.
Old     (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-25-2007, 2:51 PM Reply   
Hot Boats are for your last mid-life crisis.

After your body gives out for watersports.
After your corvette or porsche looses appeal.
After your divorce.

When you need to impress silicon laden 40 something women in any way possible.
Old     (azwakekid)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-26-2007, 7:13 AM Reply   
blew a rod at 114 with a guy name phil bergeron in a 23 foot cat. soon ill be able to ride is a 160+ 40' scater with twin 2800 hp motors boosting 48lbs from the 4 turbos on each motor. and ya ya i know most of you ppl dont believe me. but if you go down to bergeron marine in mesa arizona youll see thoes bad boys being put together.
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-26-2007, 9:42 AM Reply   
GD,people having 1/4 million dollar boats don't have mid-life crisis.

Now I agree,person that buy a cheap corvette = mid-life crisis.
Old     (ronskal)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-27-2007, 7:02 AM Reply   
I feel completely inadequate in saying over 60 MPH in 96 SeaDoo XP (modified), but I also prefer 22.5 MPH for some reason in my inboard.

I will meekly shut-up......
Old     (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       05-27-2007, 7:14 AM Reply   
120+ in a 24' skater it was called the rudecat
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       05-28-2007, 9:31 AM Reply   
as passenger: 135mph Cole Runnerbottom w/blown-injected 468 BBC. I year later the boat flipped killing my friend the driver-owner.

as driver: 105mph 1/4mile trap in a Hallett flatbottom 500hp 454ci BBC (borrowed boat)

skiing: 75mph on a 66" slalom ski behind a buddies flatbottom, just cruising.
Old     (65sanford)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-28-2007, 9:52 AM Reply   
119mph in a tunnel hull, 73mph in my old 15' Hydrostream--it was kinda freaky, Although I have a wakeboard boat now, I still do get the itch when I see a boat going fast across the water--they are cheap enough


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