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 Gator Tail 1854 Gator Tail Modified Big Block 25 
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MM Brand: Gator Tail
Horsepower:Big Block 25
Boat Brand:Gator Tail
Boat Size:1854 Extreme Mod V
Boat Layout: Hunt deck, removable rear deck, 8 foot welded in rod box, 13 gallon fuel tank(front), two size 27 batteries (front), Minn kota ultrex 80, onix 8, tested with me 225 and a buddy 225.

Speeds | Shallow Water:30-31
Speeds | Deep Water:28
Total Boat Load With Gear Etc:see above
Conditions Tested In:15 mph wind, no current

Comments:heads, cam, 35 stock carb, rapid prop worked by baggy, Q exhaust, motor work performed by Delta. Very pleased so far. Delta was excellent to work with. Calen and Jamie run a good business. This is my first mud boat. We used a phone app for speeds so it might not be completely accurate. I'll add to the post as I get more tiller time.


Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:04 pm
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Post Re: Gator Tail 1854 Gator Tail Modified Big Block 25
Thats some good numbers for a 25BB bro. Scootin

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Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:06 pm
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Post Re: Gator Tail 1854 Gator Tail Modified Big Block 25
Going to run it again tomorrow. Need to get it on the water and calibrate the trolling motor. Most likely I'll be by myself so we'll see what kinda speeds I get deep and shallow.


Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:44 pm
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Post Re: Gator Tail 1854 Gator Tail Modified Big Block 25
Delta usually gives you a copy of the Dyno results. What horsepower is your BB25 now? Your speeds and load carrying numbers are impressive. I would love to see how it does with one more guy to see if the motor still carries the really big loads at 26-27. We're surrounded by 25 hp limits here and it would open up new hunting areas with your motor on a 1854 vs the 1748 max Gatortail used to recommend which is a little small for use on the bays we run.


Wed May 01, 2019 9:10 pm
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Post Re: Gator Tail 1854 Gator Tail Modified Big Block 25
They did not dyno it. Jamie said it should be around 41 horsepower and may pick up a couple more when it gets broke in. It may be a while before I have more weight in the boat. Usually only two of us this time of year.


Fri May 03, 2019 5:14 am
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Post Re: Gator Tail 1854 Gator Tail Modified Big Block 25
Did a some more testing recently. I have the boat packed with fishing gear. Tackle boxes under the front deck, twelve rods in the rod box, odds and ends in the rear pods. 26-27 in deep water with two 200+ men. I ordered 6 gauge marine wire pulled it under the floor and mooved the two size 27 batteries and onboard charger to the back. Big mistake. 21 top speed. Didn't really know until I tried. Left the wire under the floor and moved the batteries and charger back to the front. Back to 26-27 today in a test run. Surface drives are so much different than outboards!


Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:13 pm
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That’s very good speeds for the load though bro for a 25. Good stuff

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Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:53 pm
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Post Re: Gator Tail 1854 Gator Tail Modified Big Block 25
Did a solo run today. 4-6 feet of water. Phone app GPS...29-30 mph. Very impressed. Dropped down to 26-27 in very heavy veggies. 3900 RPM produced the best speeds.


Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:31 am
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That’s good stuff bro, keep it up. What prop are you running and what specs is it?

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:54 pm
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Post Re: Gator Tail 1854 Gator Tail Modified Big Block 25
I believe it's a Merc prop. Three blade worked by baggy. 12 pitch. I bought it from Delta performance when I was there in April.


Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:43 pm
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Yep that’s a good prop. If you can turn a 12 pitch merc, you definitely have some power coming out of that 25 bro

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Post Re: Gator Tail 1854 Gator Tail Modified Big Block 25
I am looking at purchase of an 1854 40hp gatortail boat this spring. Just searching for recomendations on the gatortail boats and motors from yall who have been on the water with them. Thanks. I look fwd to hearing from you guys and gals with expeience.


Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:00 pm
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Post Re: Gator Tail 1854 Gator Tail Modified Big Block 25
Switched over to the stock prop recently. Noticed that my three blade is an 11 pitch, not a 12 as I originally stated. Sorry about the confusion. Fished a two day bass tournament 8/10-8/11. GPSed the boat with the three blade. 26-27 in 3-4 feet of water with heavy vegetation, full live well(100 quart cooler), plenty of fishing gear, and two men 225ish each. Very happy with top end. Takes a little to get it on step. It's nice at tournament take off to run in a straight line. Everyone with outboards has to follow a deeper channel with little to no vegetation.


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