Finally verified my speed!

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Andy Garrett
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Finally verified my speed!

Postby Andy Garrett » Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:53 pm

Three seasons on the water and a few pacing attempts indicated something close to 30mph. I figured I was just hoping that was right.

Friday evening, Kaw Lake, Ponca City, Oklahoma, with three adults and a full cooler aboard, I made several passes on semi-smooth water (smooth for this region of the country) which were verified on two GPS units.

Zip
40 year old Merc 500 2-stroke
13 pitch 3-blade prop
34mph on every pass.

With a lighter load, I may get a bit more.

I'm pretty happy with that.
Andy Garrett

Perhaps the slowest Zip build in Glen-L history...

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Roberta
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Re: Finally verified my speed!

Postby Roberta » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:29 pm

Sounds about right.
Roberta "Queen of the Boat Builders"
Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

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Re: Finally verified my speed!

Postby vupilot » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:44 am

Pretty fast for a Zip. Youve got 10 hp on me. I get 31 max on gps.


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