Flats and fly fishing on the coastal waters of Southwest Florida.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Beavertail Lightning At The Tampa Florida Sportsman Expo This Weekend
You can check out Beavertail's 75 mph rocket sled this weekend at the Tampa State Fairgrounds. And that's not a typo, the Lightning's top speed with the 200hp Evinrude is really 75 mph. Here's a shot of the GPS to prove it.
This boat is actually rated for a lot more power and the next one is being rigged with a 250hp Mercury Pro XS. I'm thinking 80 mph is a possibility. And no, I won't be replacing my 70hp BT3 with a Lightning any time soon. I don't need that much boat but if I ever wanted to make a go at the redfish tournament circuit, it would be on top of my list.