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Tom Means
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« on: June 23, 2008, 12:12:22 PM »

Yes,  its official, I am a proud owner of a Ranger Boat.

The boat is a 619 with a 225 e-tech h.o..

Boy is it a sweet ride.

Saturday, 2 people 53.5 mph.

Sunday, 2 people full gas, closed windshield, 55.4 mph.
Sunday, coming back, 2 people, windshield open, full livewell, 55.3 mph.

I can't wait till she is all broken in to see what kind of speed she has.

Those speeds are with the 4 blade prop that came on it also.
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Whalesback
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008, 01:44:04 PM »

I didn't think the e-tech took any break in time and was pretty much maintenance free.

Mike
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Bill J
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008, 02:40:58 PM »

Even though e-tech says that, it still takes time for the outboard engine to settle in. My friend that I fish with a lot has one. After he had it out about 8 times he told me it is really settling in and is running better than ever.

I think what they mean when they say "no break-in needed" is that it will not hurt it to just go out and run it wide open right away unlike other outboards. My friend found out after a few weeks of running it on his fishing trips everything seemed to just get better with preformance. Has had his now for a little over two years and is loving it.

Good luck with yours Tom!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2008, 01:31:29 AM »

As far as break in goes, I know the motor uses double the amount of oil at first, and then the computer knows when and how much to loean it back.

On friday I used a gallon of oil for about 12 gallons of gas.

On Saturday I used about 1/2 gallon of oil.
On Sunday I probably used a 1/3 gallon of oil.

At 5500 rpms on saturday I got 53.5 mph, and the gas tank wasn't full.

On Sunday I got 55.4 mph with a full gas tank and window closed. On the way back in I had window open, but the livewell was full, going into the wind and waves, 55.3 mph.

In 1 day I gained 2 mph, and I didn't have her trimed all the way up either.

There is no doubt in my mind that if I play with the prop, and jack plate, I will see over 60 mph.

Fun!!!
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MISSWILLOWCREEK
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2008, 08:44:15 AM »

WHERE IS MY SEAT BELT Huh?? LOL!!!!
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Tom Means
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2008, 09:27:22 AM »

Hey sexy,

Don't worry about a seat belt, you better get a parachute!!!

When that rocket ship hits a rogue wave, were going to be looking like the space shuttle.

Boy I can allready here you telling me to slow this damn thing down (hehehehehe).
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2008, 06:30:39 PM »

Sue,


   You know if you ever get too scared, I can always take your place in that boat. LOL!

   I really like your ranger Tom. Can't wait to take a ride in it.


Steve 
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MISSWILLOWCREEK
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2008, 08:58:03 AM »

BOY STEVE YOU WALKED IN ON THIS AT THE RIGHT TIME,  I JUST MIGHT HAVE TO PUT YOU UP TO SWAPIN SEATS!!!! MAYBE EVEN ME & HOPE WILL GO IN YOUR BOAT & YOU CAN TAKE OFF IN THE FLYING MACHINE!! LOL!!

SUE!!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2008, 12:48:01 PM »

Hey Sue.  Is Tom going to let you drive? 
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MISSWILLOWCREEK
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2008, 01:02:45 PM »

HEY EYEGORE,

IM NOT SURE IF I MYSELF WANT TO "DRIVE" THE BOAT, VERY SKEPTICAL IF I MIGHT NOT "FLY" OUT THE BACK WITH AS MUCH POWER TOM KEEPS TALKING ABOUT.  FIRST OF ALL I NEED TO "GO" FOR A RIDE YET, MY ASS HASN'T YET SET IN IT YET... TO BUSY WITH TOURNEY'S AND NOT ENOUGH TIME THESE NEXT 2 WEEKENDS!! KINDA SUCKS, ALTHOUGH YOU WILL PROBLEY BE THE FIRST TO HEAR ME "SCREAMING" AT TOM THE FIRST TIME HE PUTS THE HAMMER DOWN!!!

JUST KEEP YOUR EAR TO THE WIND....   LOL!
SUE
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2008, 09:31:10 AM »

That's just typical of  men.  Always bragging about size and power Wink Wink
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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2008, 10:22:29 AM »

I'm proud of ya Tom,  we here in flippin arkansas make a great bunch of boats,  take pride in running a Ranger,  I will autograph it for you sometime if you'd like,  congrats again,  sincerely  Forrest L Wood
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2008, 07:38:52 AM »

congrets tom on the new boat.
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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2008, 09:04:49 PM »

Congrats on the new boat!
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Melissa
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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2008, 07:37:38 PM »

So, everyone usually names their boat... what is the name of the new Ranger?? Anyone have any suggestions?
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