2021 basscat Sabre question? I was running 67-69.8 with 2 people alittle more than half tank of gas. I moved around tackle this week and today it wouldn’t run past 60.5 ? No alarms going off on the 175 4 stroke . Just curious how much tackle you guys with Sabre are running in the front or are you rear loading your heavier tackle ty?
I have always run (4) Sabre’s and 12 PII’s the same. All my tackle in the back storage compartments. If my math is right – you lose about 1 mph for every 10# of weight in front of the console. This is more noticeable now everyone want 2-3 graphs on the nose and the new trollmotors add exceptional weight up front making the boat harder to lift. As much weight behind the seats as you can get……
The Sabre is an awesome and efficient hull – but it’s weight critical. Load the front compartments down and it’ll go from a sports car to a slug. I carry rods, life jackets, and rain gear with only the tackle I’ll probably need that day in the front. Day box, Jig box, Seasonal cranks, small terminal, and about 15 bags of plastics are in front. All the other tackle goes in the box behind my passenger. Box behind me stays empty for my passenger’s tackle. Lures & plastics that are out of season stay in the garage. Keep the load balanced and the hull rocks. Load a BPS in front and you’ll always be frustrated. It’s not the hull for stuffing full and seeing how many Planos you can haul no matter how organized they look dock racing. I’ve run my Sabre very happily since ‘08.
Sorry took so long for a update. So I’m not back to running where I was but I’m a lot better after listening to your suggestions. I think one thing that might have changed the speed permanently is a bass boat technology double mount in the front. No sure on the weight of it . But I’m ok with the speed I’m getting not where I was but it’s between 64-66 .