View Full Version : Boat top end

06-21-2005, 03:54 PM
I'm runnnig my 05 LSV at 41 mph and 4100 rpm with the throttle fully pressed (325 hp MPI). This is lower than the max spec but the same as I expected based upon boat mag boat reviews. Does anyone get up to the max 4800 rpm that the engine is rated IAW the manuals SC says top end is 4600 rpm, Indmar says 4800 rpm?

While I'm asking stuff, how exactly do you do what I've heard called a bat turn, you yank all the way around 180 and the boat comes to a stop inside the straight away wake.

Off to tennis, then swim team meet. I'll be home by 9 pm - IF I'm lucky.

06-22-2005, 08:29 AM
Do you recall the RPMs?


06-22-2005, 07:21 PM
Ive heard it called a powerslide, and I have also heard people say not to do it because of possible damage to the fins. I dont know for sure how to do it, but good luck in your adventures!

06-23-2005, 06:53 AM
In addition, I don't think you'd want to do it with a tow rope in the water either.

06-23-2005, 08:49 AM
At least not with your mother-in-law driving.

Dave A
06-23-2005, 09:32 AM
I was told that if you run the boat wide open, start your turn, then cut the throttle, and cut the wheel hard. You should spin. Let me know how it goes.