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  • Open Bimini Tops-How much do they slow you down?

    How much does your Bimini Top slow you down at WOT?
    Playin' with a Full Deck
    2012 Crest Classic II 23 SLR Tritoon
    Mercury Optimax 150
    South West Florida


  • #2
    Re: Open Bimini Tops-How much do they slow you down?

    Don't know, mine is rated for only 35, so I stow it before grabbing the last 1000 rpm ...

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    • #3
      Re: Open Bimini Tops-How much do they slow you down?

      Never really noticed a difference on mine-
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      • #4
        Re: Open Bimini Tops-How much do they slow you down?

        Hmmmmm, seems it would depend on which way the wind is blowing......

        I'm sorry, being an *** to a new guy. I also have not noticed a difference. I can go about 24mph with my 2012 18' Party Barge with a 75hp Merc and a 13.5 X 17 three bladed prop.
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        • #5
          Re: Open Bimini Tops-How much do they slow you down?

          Why worry about it? It's boating.

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          • #6
            Re: Open Bimini Tops-How much do they slow you down?

            lol It actualy adds a mph or 2 if the wind is the right direction but im only running a 9.9.
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            • #7
              Re: Open Bimini Tops-How much do they slow you down?

              Originally posted by MH Hawker View Post
              lol It actualy adds a mph or 2 if the wind is the right direction but im only running a 9.9.
              I guess if you can go fast enough the top should give you a lift & you can fly across the water
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              • #8
                Re: Open Bimini Tops-How much do they slow you down?

                Originally posted by Old Screwball View Post
                Hmmmmm, seems it would depend on which way the wind is blowing......

                I'm sorry, being an *** to a new guy. I also have not noticed a difference. I can go about 24mph with my 2012 18' Party Barge with a 75hp Merc and a 13.5 X 17 three bladed prop.
                You've posted 7 (sorry 6) more than me, I guess I'm the only guy you can call "a new guy". Oh yeah, and I joined this forum 5 months before you. So, really you're being an *** to an "OLD GUY".
                Playin' with a Full Deck
                2012 Crest Classic II 23 SLR Tritoon
                Mercury Optimax 150
                South West Florida

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                • #9
                  Re: Open Bimini Tops-How much do they slow you down?

                  Originally posted by Mi duckdown View Post
                  Why worry about it? It's boating.
                  Because my boat is 30 hours old, and continues to loose performance at the top end every time I take it out. If there is a problem, I'd like to get it fixed under warranty.
                  Playin' with a Full Deck
                  2012 Crest Classic II 23 SLR Tritoon
                  Mercury Optimax 150
                  South West Florida

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                  • #10
                    Re: Open Bimini Tops-How much do they slow you down?

                    If thats the case i think i'd take it to the dealer & have it checked out- New pontoons cost WAY to much money to have problems of any kind!
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                    • #11
                      Re: Open Bimini Tops-How much do they slow you down?

                      Did you break the motor in right?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Open Bimini Tops-How much do they slow you down?

                        Zero difference. With one or both biminis deployed.

                        That surprised me!
                        2012 Tahoe 24' Fish-N-Fun Tritoon.
                        115 Merc 4 Stroke w/13.75 X 13 3 blade aluminum prop
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                        • #13
                          Re: Open Bimini Tops-How much do they slow you down?

                          mmmmm it would depend on how much its losing, it may be simply your adding stuff and the extra load is slowing you down.
                          sigpicJames & Deb

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                          • #14
                            Re: Open Bimini Tops-How much do they slow you down?

                            I don't think it would cause an issue that would be that noticeable. Probably better to follow the "take it into the dealer" advice and have it checked out. When you say "top end" are you saying that you're loosing top end speed or ??
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                            • #15
                              Re: Open Bimini Tops-How much do they slow you down?

                              Originally posted by emoney View Post
                              I don't think it would cause an issue that would be that noticeable. Probably better to follow the "take it into the dealer" advice and have it checked out. When you say "top end" are you saying that you're loosing top end speed or ??
                              Yes, I am unable to see 30 mph anymore. AND the engine that once was revving at over 5000 rpm now sees only 4800.
                              Playin' with a Full Deck
                              2012 Crest Classic II 23 SLR Tritoon
                              Mercury Optimax 150
                              South West Florida

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