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57.9 first try at goin fast. Had me, my wife, 3 batteries, 15 gallons of gas, troller on the bow, all gear and a full cooler. Cruised at 44 @ 4300 rpm quartering 15 mph whitecap nastys. Not a drop of water over the side. Ran from AMI half way to Egmont at 35-40 or so in nasty chop with good rollers thrown in. The boat never got us wet and never pounded. I'm impressed.

Money well spent.
 

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Cruise at 44! WOT...? Now I know what those notches in the seats are for! ;D

Nice boat!
 

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Cruise at 44! WOT...? Now I know what those notches in the seats are for! ;D

Nice boat!
I figure they're either for mounting seat pedestals or there's a composting toilet beneath the deck.

-T
 

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57.9 mph  :eek:??? is that all she's got ?  ::) ;D just messin' with ya  :D thats definitely a respectable speed on anything . congrats and enjoy your new ride  :cool:
 

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That is one hell of a rig Nate! Congratulations!


Oh and Capt. Jan; that is just wrong. ;D
 

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That is one hell of a rig Nate! Congratulations!


Oh and Capt. Jan; that is just wrong.  ;D
I like how somebody tied it off to the marker pole, like it's going somewhere!
 

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I would think 44 was fast. 57.9, that's just crazy. Thought it was a typo until I saw the motor. Makes me wonder how fast it'll go lightened up and in optimal conditions. [smiley=1-biggrin.gif]

Best thing about those E-tecs is no break in I bet...
 

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I'm runnin a used stock 22 raker now. I'm sure I could get close to 65 empty with one person and a heavily worked prop but who drives like that? I will do some playin with props. My goal is to be able to run 55 with 2 people loaded to fish. Also cant run the jackplate all the way up now. She slips too much.
 

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yeah but can it run WOT over 7 footers and pole in 3" like an Egret??? lmao!

that sure is a pretty boat man. I'm a little jealous but happy for you.
 

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ok. sorry.

egret = flats boat bay boat hybrid imho.
vantage = flats boat poling skiff hybrid imho.

the egret is a time tested well made boat that is highly regarded. it has higher freeboard and a 23" transom.
 

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"opinion" noted. The Vantage is not a micro but I let it fly. Please respect this forum and it's members. We do not wish this place to degrade to "my ... is bigger/better/better than your ..." like on FS.
 
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