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#11811463 - 09/03/16 10:05 PM Do big bow graphs hurt top end speed?
KC_Fisher Offline
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I read a post on bass cat forums by bass cat boats, that switching from a 788 to a 1197 with a ram mount adds around 10 lbs to the front of the boat and would hurt top end by several mph. Anyone have similar experiences? Would hate to install a 1199 and 360 at the bow and lose several mph

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#11811519 - 09/03/16 10:40 PM Re: Do big bow graphs hurt top end speed? [Re: KC_Fisher]
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I wouldn't upgrade. The addition outrageous weight difference combined with the added wind resistance of the larger screen probably wouldn't even let you get up on plane. You would have to re-prop to compensate for all of that.
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#11811645 - 09/04/16 05:17 AM Re: Do big bow graphs hurt top end speed? [Re: KC_Fisher]
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what do ya consider "several"?

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#11811673 - 09/04/16 07:31 AM Re: Do big bow graphs hurt top end speed? [Re: KC_Fisher]
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Anything you add that increases weight and/or wind resistance so going to slow you down some. I would put power poles at the top of the list. But a larger graph is probably going to have less of an effect and possibly there are some mounting bracket options that will minimize the issue. That being said, I think losing "several" mph just by upsizing your graph is questionable. JMO though.
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#11811674 - 09/04/16 07:33 AM Re: Do big bow graphs hurt top end speed? [Re: KC_Fisher]
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roflmao roflmao roflmao
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#11811682 - 09/04/16 07:53 AM Re: Do big bow graphs hurt top end speed? [Re: KC_Fisher]
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If your boat is fast enough your windshield slows you down.
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#11811692 - 09/04/16 08:01 AM Re: Do big bow graphs hurt top end speed? [Re: KC_Fisher]
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Maybe if you tilt the forward fishfinder at the correct angle it will act as an air foil and help you control the lift on the front of the boat.
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#11811696 - 09/04/16 08:03 AM Re: Do big bow graphs hurt top end speed? [Re: KC_Fisher]
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I wonder what the OP's current top speed is currently.. 90, 10, 110?
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#11811780 - 09/04/16 09:28 AM Re: Do big bow graphs hurt top end speed? [Re: KC_Fisher]
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That's it! My 12 touch is coming off. rolleyes
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#11811877 - 09/04/16 11:08 AM Re: Do big bow graphs hurt top end speed? [Re: KC_Fisher]
KC_Fisher Offline
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I appreciate the funny responses guys. I've got an fx20 that runs 75 light right now. I'm asking because there are mount considerations. I'm still rigging my boat. i only have a 798 right now up front and if adding a 360 and 1199 are going to make me lose 3 mph or more, I would want to remove and put them in the back for long runs. At lake of the ozarks I'll sometimes make a 45 mile run each way in a tournament.

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#11811958 - 09/04/16 12:50 PM Re: Do big bow graphs hurt top end speed? [Re: KC_Fisher]
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You do realize that losing 3 mph on a 45 mile run is only going to take you 1 minute and 29 seconds longer. You would lose more time than that removing it and reinstalling for the run.

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#11812009 - 09/04/16 02:06 PM Re: Do big bow graphs hurt top end speed? [Re: KC_Fisher]
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if the size of the graph on the bow of your fishing boat is a speed consideration it would probly be a good time to take up another hobby.

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#11812018 - 09/04/16 02:12 PM Re: Do big bow graphs hurt top end speed? [Re: ssmith]
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
You do realize that losing 3 mph on a 45 mile run is only going to take you 1 minute and 29 seconds longer. You would lose more time than that removing it and reinstalling for the run.
Originally Posted By: ssmith
if the size of the graph on the bow of your fishing boat is a speed consideration it would probly be a good time to take up another hobby.


Haha. Both of you kinda nailed it. Especially Bobby.

If these decisions are really bugging you, I'd just get the small graph.
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#11812070 - 09/04/16 03:01 PM Re: Do big bow graphs hurt top end speed? [Re: KC_Fisher]
Pat Goff Offline
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Just put a cinder block on your front deck and run it. After you load down with a real tournament load it's not gonna make a difference. Trying to duplicate a light and dry speed with a load is a humbling experience.
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#11812132 - 09/04/16 04:30 PM Re: Do big bow graphs hurt top end speed? [Re: KC_Fisher]
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You're worried about speed with a Skeeter?
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