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Picked up my new 1854 extreme pushed by a 2018 37hp efi xd thursday, got out of work this weekend so the girlfriend and I drug her to Texas for the opener. We hunted and rode around in east Matty bay.

Load: 3 dozen dekes, 2 ice chest, 11 gal fuel , myself 220, and the girlfriend who will not be weighted in.

Motor is brand new. Started with 2hrs on her ended trip with 6. I do have a worked prop on there by the dealer who I bought the boat from. Motor is stock as well

First morning running deep water and shallow 25-26

2nd day was much better, took one ice chest out and moved some weight around the boat and got 28-29 deep water , didn't get her on long shallow runs so don't know top end speed with that.

Can't wait to put it to the test this weekend with the LA opener, I will be sure to get some good speeds with 4-5 guys and a hunt load for yall.

I debated with myself for months before pulling the trigger on a new rig but we fished and hunted the boat all weekend and other than a few things I want to add to the rig it worked perfectly and could not be happier.

Oh and I will get GPS pics to confirm all as stated.

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Very interested in your post. I have my eye on a 1854 xd as well. Can’t wait to see your progress as you go. Thanks for the input.


Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:01 pm
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This is similar to what I get in my boat. I'm sure it will get faster once you wear your prop in a bit. I'm curious as to what that 4-5 man load will do. My boat hates it. Takes a good 5 minutes to get on plane. Have to move people around to get the weight in the right places.

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xYouAreBoyx wrote:
This is similar to what I get in my boat. I'm sure it will get faster once you wear your prop in a bit. I'm curious as to what that 4-5 man load will do. My boat hates it. Takes a good 5 minutes to get on plane. Have to move people around to get the weight in the right places.
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That's what I'm afraid of the boat just barging. I noticed when I load it on the trailer the motor just loads up and can't turn the prop over like 2500 or 3000 rpm so I'm real worried about a big load.

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bigred159 wrote:
xYouAreBoyx wrote:
This is similar to what I get in my boat. I'm sure it will get faster once you wear your prop in a bit. I'm curious as to what that 4-5 man load will do. My boat hates it. Takes a good 5 minutes to get on plane. Have to move people around to get the weight in the right places.
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That's what I'm afraid of the boat just barging. I noticed when I load it on the trailer the motor just loads up and can't turn the prop over like 2500 or 3000 rpm so I'm real worried about a big load.



That's cause your boat isn't moving at all once on the trailer, and you are trying to turn a prop that's supposed to be half way in the water, fully submerged.
But your boat probably wont like a 4-5 man hunt load in it.

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brycecheramie wrote:
But your boat probably wont like a 4-5 man hunt load in it.


It is a lawnmower engine after all...

I think we all need to take a step back and realize the same size boat and load would normally have MINIMUM a 60 hp outboard to push it, so let's not get too concerned that a lawnmower can't push it well. Mud motor engines look big and powerful compared to the same hp outboard, so we tend to expect more than they really are.


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