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 Updated 3/1/14

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91 BumbleBee
     178 FD
91 150 Yamaha
Yamaha prop, 10" jackplate, Lowrance Elite7, Elite5. Propshaft is 3.5" below the pad. 60 mph @ 5700 rpm gps. "Still setting up boat, adjusting height on jackplate, swapping props, etc."  Joebee - AL
 
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96 BumbleBee
    200 Pro Sport
12 250 Merc
25 Tempest Plus, manual jackplate, Lowrance HDS5. 76.4 mph @ 5750 rpm gps.  Tarponss1 - LA
05 BumbleBee
     290 ProV
11 200 Evinrude
27 Raker II, 10" Slidemaster, MinnKota Fortrex 80#. Propshaft is 3" below the pad. 71 mph @ 5750 gps.  David G - LA
86 BumbleBee
     Super Bee
81 70 Johnson
OMC prop, Motorguide TM.  SuperBee - GA
92 BumbleBee
     200 ProVee
93 200 Yamaha
     ProV
25 Yamaha, 10" manual jackplate, Evinrude TM. Propshaft is 3" below pad. 65 mph @ 5800 gps. "Just purchased the boat (4/2013) and love it. Still doing updates to get setup and looking to get more speed out of it."  Dwayne - AL
94 BumbleBee V178
79 150 Merc
5" jackplate. "I will have more info to add, just couldn't wait to get started."  Zepia - TN
95 BumbleBee 
     180 ProVee
11 175 Merc ProXS
25 Fury, 10" hydraulic jackplate, Humminbird 898c SI, Motorguide TM. 68 mph @ 5900 rpm gps.  SShirley - AL
01 BumbleBee ProV
01 200 Yamaha
27 Yamaha, 12" jackplate, Motorguide TM.  Clayton - AL
04 BumbleBee 2100
     Pro Sport
04 225 Yamaha VMax
27 Tempest Plus, 12" CMP hydraulic jackplate. Propshaft is 3.5" below the pad. 72 mph @5400 gps.  ANG - FL
76 BumbleBee 14' SC
76 40 Johnson
13 Johnson prop.  MStokes - GA
96 BumbleBee
     200 Pro Vee
03 225 Merc EFI
27 PowerTech TR04, 12" jackplate, two Humminbird 898c SI's, Motorguide 70#. Propshaft is 2.75" below pad. 77 mph @ 6000 rpm (gps). "Also have added 8' Pro II Power Pole, deck extension, rod box organizer, HB 788 HD on console, Hydrowave,3 bank Guest charger. Merc has some minor mods to it."  JWW9589 - AL
93 BumbleBee 20
     Pro Sport
96 150 Yamaha
Trophy prop, manual jackplate, MinnKota TM. "Just purchased the boat (Jan'13)and looking forwzrd to making some upgrades. Bought the boat because of the excellent condition, not lightning fast but fast enough for me. Hopefully I'll be able to purchase a 225 within a year or so. Looking forward to hitting the lake this spring."  Geaux1 - TN
97 BumbleBee
     280 Pro FD
97 175 Merc
23 Tempest Plus, 10" jackplate, Lowrance 339cDFi GPS, MinnKota 65#. Propshaft is 3" below pad. 58 mph @ 5200 rpm (gps). "Motor is definitely not performing up to spec. Should be turning more rpms and more top speed. Any advice?"  DJacobs1973 - LA
02 BumbleBee 
     2100 Super Vee
05 225 Yamaha
25 SS prop, 12" jackplate, two Lowrance HDS8's, MinnKota Maxxum. 71.6 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps).  Chrishunt7 - TN
03 BumbleBee
    2100 Super Vee
03 225 Merc
26 Trophy, 10" Rapid Jack, 2 Lowrance HDS7 Gen2's, MinnKota Fortrex.  75 mph gps.  Bustem - MS
94 BumbleBee 180
    Pro Vee
94 150 Mariner
23 Fury, 10" Power Pro jackplate, Humminbird 798si, 400, Motorguide Brute12/24 TM. 58 mph @ 5500 rpm (gps).  Paul B - AL
05 BumbleBee 200
    Pro Vee
05 250 Yamaha
27 Yamaha, manual jackplate, Humminbird 997CSI, 958CDI, Motorguide Touir Digital 82#. 77 mph @ 5500 rpm (gps).  JStutts2009 - AL
84 BumbleBee 178V
87 150 Merc
24 SS prop, 6" Power Lift jackplate, MinnKota TM. Propshaft is 4 1/2" below the pad. 56 mph @ 6200 rpm (gps)."Blowing out just before getting on plane, have to ease on to plane. Need some help getting this rig properly set up"  Richard - AL
88 BumbleBee V178
88 150 Yamaha ProV
Dual console. 25 Scorpion, 6" Highjacker, Lowrance LMS480, Eagle flasher, Motorguide 65#. 65+ mph @ 6100 rpm (gps).  Diviney - AL
94 BumbleBee 200
     Pro Sport
98 225 Merc ProMax
26 Trophy Plus, 12" Hydro Jack hydraulic, Lowrance Mark 5 Elite. Propshaft is 1.5" below the pad. 71 mph @ 6200 rpm (gps). "Love how boat handles but I think it has a little more in it. Need some advice about what pitch Fury I would do best with. My Trophy Plus doesn't perform out of the hole or top end. Looking to buy a Fury and need advice on which pitch I need."  Burris - LA
 
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03 BumbleBee 2100
     Pro Vee 
03 225 Merc EFI
26 Trophy Plus, 12" jackplate, Lowrance X91 front, Teleflex flasher, MinnKota 36V 101#. Propshaft is 3" below the pad. 71 mph @ 5700 rpm (gps).  Old Stratos - TN
95 BumbleBee 180
     Pro Vee
06 175 Merc Optimax
25 Tempest, 10" manual jackplate, Humminbird 160C, 100, MinnKota TM. 67 mph @ 5700 rpm (gps).  Seanc1842 - AL
97 BumbleBee 280 Pro
97 150 Johnson Ficht
25 Renegade, 8" jackplate, Lowrance Elite 5. Propshaft is 1/2" below the pad. 65 mph @ 5100 rpm (gps). 
"Love the ride" 
 Corey - AL
06 BumbleBee 2100
     Super Vee
10 250 Merc Pro XS
28 Bravo1, 10" jackplate, Lowrance 38 HD, 520, MinnKota 80# TM. Motor is 10" above the transom. 74 mph @ 6100 rpm (gps). "Need more speed on top end. Could use some help on what to do."  Popedaddy - TN
01 BumbleBee 200
     Pro Vee
05 200 Merc EFI 3.0
     
25 Tempest, 12" jackplate, Humminbird 797c2, Lowrance FW 70, Motorguide TM. Propshaft is 3" below the pad. 74.6 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps). "I love my Bee, I have been in all kinds of boats and without a doubt a Bee is the best riding boat period, bar none! Rated for a 300 hp so will upgrade to a 250 hp soon."  Dmccullar - AL
 
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91 BumbleBee 200
     Pro Vee
98 225 Merc
Motorguide TM. 74.3 mph (gps).  Dino - FL
98 BumbleBee 200
     Pro Sport
98 225 Merc
            Pro Max
25 Tempest, 10" Springfield, Eagle Optima, Motorguide XP6000. Propshaft is 2" below the pad. 68 mph @ 7000 rpm (speedo). "Need help setting this boat up. Prop is too small for the motor. Way too many rpms, looking for a 27 or 28 Tempest. Love the boat and motor."  BeeMan - OH
03 BumbleBee
     200 Pro Sport
03 225 Honda
27 Solas, 10" jackplate, Lowrance electronics, MinnKota 65#. Propshaft is 2" below the pad. 70 mph @ 6000 rpm (gps). "Pushing the rev limiter but struggles on the holeshot."  BumbleBee4Stroke - NC
01 BumbleBee
     290 Super Vee
01 200 Yamaha 
            VMax
25 Tempest Plus, 10" J&B jackplate, Lowrance 480, 135, MinnKota Maxxum 70#.  63 mph @ 5300 rpm (gps).
 "Still learning to drive the boat."
 Bumblebee124 - GA
99 BumbleBee 
     290 ProV
99 150 Yamaha
25 Yamaha, MinnKota Edge. 64 mph @ 5100 rpm (gps)
"Anybody know a good prop for this setup?"
 CL - OK
07 BumbleBee 190
05 115 Merc
Lowrance electronics, MinnKota 80#. 52 mph @ 5700 rpm (gps).   Chris - AL
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03 BumbleBee 27" Tempest, 10" Slidemaster, Lowrance/Humminbird  MLawler - AL
     200 Pro V XT electronics, MinnKota Maxxum. 72 mph @ 5600 rpm  PHOTO
03 200 Yamaha VMax (speedo). "Speed and rpms may be a little off due to dash  
  gauges but it still scoots down the water. It'll go faster than  
  my abilities as I'm still learning how to "drive" the boat.  
  Chinewalk is a different kind of beast."  
94 BumbleBee 25" Trophy, Eagle electronics, MinnKota TM.  Fireman623 - TN
     180 ProV    PHOTO
94 175 Merc    
89 BumbleBee 178FD 24" Tempest, 8" jackplate, MinnKota 65# TM.  Wareagle24 - AL
91 150+ Merc 2.5 "Just bought the boat (10/09). Will post numbers later.  PHOTO
  In the process of restoring it. Have added carpet, trolling  
  motor, gauges, etc."  
01 BumbleBee 290 25" Renegade, 10" J&B jackplate. Propshaft if 3.5" below  BMiller - TN
     Pro Sport the pad. 59 mph @ 5700 rpm (gps). "I am slipping to the  
01 200 Johnson moon! Can anyone give me some pointers, I should be   
  hitting at least 70. I've tried my prop everywhere from 2.25  
  to 4.25 and the speed doesn't really change much, just the   
  holeshot."  
04 BumbleBee 178 24" prop, 8" jackplate, MinnKota 74#. Propshaft is 2"   Strotheraaron - LA
09 150 Merc EFI below the pad. 65 mph @ 5900 rpm (gps). "65mph with  
  full tournament load, full tank of gas and full livewell with   
  one person 200 lbs. Would like to get more out of her.  
  Does anyone have any suggestions?"  
00 BumbleBee 290 25" Tempest, 12" J&B jackplate, Humminbird 788ci GPS,  UT 1 - TN
     Super Vee Evinrude TM. Propshaft is 3.25" below the pad.  
00 200 Merc "Just got the boat (4/09), love it so far just have to figure out  
  how to drive it better, it starts to walk on the pad at 60 not  
  sure if this is normal. Any tips would be greatly appreciated."  
00 BumbleBee 290 27" Trophy, 10" jackplate, Lowrance X47, Humminbird  Shane - AL
     Super Vee Matrix, MinnKota Maxxum. Propshaft is 1.5" below pad.  
99 225 Merc  "Really need help with the setup with this boat, nobody  
  around my area can help me being the boat is a 19' with a   
  225. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  
96 BumbleBee 25" Tempest, 10" jackplate, MinnKota 65#.  Doyle95 - AL
     ProVee 180 Propshaft is 2 1/8" below pad. 67 mph @ 5500 rpm (gps).  
96 175 Mariner EFI    
91 BumbleBee 245 SS prop, Eagle electronics, MinnKota TM.  BearBIA - SC
91 75 Merc 42 mph (gps)  
97 BumbleBee 280 23" Tempest Plus, 10" jackplate. Propshaft is 3.25" below  Gun Runner - LA
     Pro FD the pad. 66.9 mph @ 6050 rpm (gps). "The 18' Bees are a   
97 175 Merc real handful to drive at WOT, but that's nothing a little seat  
  time won't cure. And it's fun as hell to scare the crap out of   
  your friends when she starts to chine walk pretty good."  
96 BumbleBee 26" prop, 10" jackplate + spacers, Garmin/Humminbird  Small jaw guy - TN
     ProV 180 electronics, Motorguide Brute 67#. 60 mph @ 5900 rpm  
96 150 Suzuki (gps). "Boat has a great ride but will get squirrely when   
  running wot and trimmed high. 10" jackplate and 4" spacers  
  for 14" setback, not my idea, was bought like this. I love the  
  room and the boat is great but seems slow from what I read  
  on here. Any ideas?"  
98 BumbleBee 26" Tempest. Propshaft is 1.5" below the pad.  Coreystroke02 - AL
     200 Pro Vee 76 mph @ 6100 rpm (gps).  PHOTO   PHOTO
02 250XB Merc     
04 BumbleBee 290 25" Renegade, 12" Slidemaster, MinnKota 69#.  Kevyn - LA
04 200 Evinrude HO Lowrance X47, Eagle 480 FishElite, Teleflex flasher.  
  72.8 mph @ 6000 rpm (gps). "Love this boat, but would  
  like to get 75 out of her. Gotta try a 3 blade."  
97 BumbleBee 200 27" OMC, 10" jackplate, MinnKota 74#. 68 mph (speedo)  Pat W - TX
     Pro Sport "This is my first BumbleBee. I have had other boats but this  
97 200 Johnson one is the best ride and the most comfortable to fish out of  
  with the padded front deack. I only wish it had a little more  
  speed. But I will sacrifice a couple of mph for this boat."  
04 BumbleBee 2100 27" Yamaha T, 12" hydraulic jackplate, Eagle electronics,  Bait Caster - ON
04 250 Yamaha HPDI MinnKota TM. Propshaft is 3.5" below the pad.  
  70 mph @ 6200 rpm (gps). "I really like the boat but I think  
  it should be faster. I think I'm going to try a couple of Merc  
  props to see if that might make a difference to boat  
  performance."  
93 BumbleBee 254 19" Michigan prop. 48 mph @ 5700 rpm (gps).  Loafie - TN
93 90 Johnson    PHOTO
86 BumbleBee V160 Humminbird 525, MinnKota 3 bank charger, Motorguide  Bonzter - AL
86 115 Mariner 71# TM.  
06 BumbleBee 290 Merc prop, jackplate, Humminbird electronics, Motorguide  Rwenrich44 - FL
     Pro Sport 82#. 73.9 mph @ 5700 rpm (gps).  
06 200 Merc Optimax    
06 BumbleBee 278 26" Chopper, 5" jackplate.  70+ mph (gps).   Josh G - TN
88 150 Merc    
97 BumbleBee Lowrance LCX25C, Motorguide ProTour Digital 91#.  Basskisser1 - IN
     ProVee 200 76 mph (gps). "This is my first BumbleBee and love it. Still  
97 225 Merc making updates."  
04 BumbleBee  20" Laser II, 10" Highjacker, 2 Lowrance X51's,  Kennythewelder - LA
     Pro 270FD MinnKota Maxxum 65sc. 51 mph @ 6200 rpm (speedo).  
04 90 Merc "Looked at many different 17 foot bass boats. But am very  
  impressed with the Bumble Bee. Performs better and has  
  more options than any other bass boats I saw."  
98 BumbleBee 200 25" Yamaha 3 blade, 10" jackplate, Lowrance 332 Color  Fishook082 - LA
     Pro Sport screen GPS, Motorguide 74#. Propshaft is 3" below pad.  
98 225 Yamaha 3.1 68.8 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps). "I purchased this boat about  
  six months ago. I'm a 24 year old avid bass fisherman and   
  I love to go fast but this just ain't getting it. If anyone could  
  please help I really don't know that much about setting it up  
  or what props I need to try, I would really appreciate it."  
07 BumbleBee 27" Tempest Plus, 12" jackplate, Lowrance LMS 334C,  Beetech - AL
     Pro Vee 200XT Garmin 250C, MinnKota Maxxum Pro 80/US.   
07 225 Evinrude E-Tec Propshaft is 2.75" below the pad. 72 mph @ 5800 rpm   
            H.O. (gps). "Still working with props, the 27 Tempest over revs!  
  Still have a lot of work to do propping it. Handles great and   
  is a pleasure to drive!"  
99 BumbleBee 200 26" Trophy Plus (worked), 10" Pro HiJacker, Lowrance  MChiasson - LA
     ProVee X65, Garmin 240, Motorguide 46#. Propshaft is 2" below  PHOTO    PHOTO
99 200 Merc EFI the pad. 73 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps). Most recent additions/  PHOTO    PHOTO
  modifications include: 1.A deck insert pan for trolling motor  
  foot pedal, 2. extra interior lighting, 3. propeller reworked  
  for top speed performance, 4. Rhino lining and diamond   
  plating on trailer fender wells.  
96 BumbleBee V178 23" Laser II, 12" Hi Jacker, Lowrance X25B, IFinder H20,  BigMac - LA
91 150 Merc XR4 Motorguide 56#.  69 mph (gps).  PHOTO   PHOTO
99 BumbleBee 25" Tempest Plus, 10" jackplate, Garmin GPSMap 168  Shellback - VA
     Pro Vee 180 Sounder, Lowrance X65 indash flasher, MinnKota Maxxum  
02 150 Merc XR6 65#. 64 mph (gps). "Just got the boat (9/06) so it's new to  
  me. I love the ride, she really scoots."  
98 BumbleBee  25" Rernegade, 8" Columbia Marine, Lowrance LMS-480.  Todd C - KY
     200 Pro Vee Propshaft is 3.5" below the pad. 64 mph @ 5500 rpm (gps)  
98 200 Johnson "I have had my Bee for a year now and love the ride and  
  fishability. I'm still coming up with the jackplate."  
99 BumbleBee 25" Tempest Plus, 15" HiJacker hydraulic, Lowrance  MichaelM - GA
     200 Pro Sport electronics, Motorguide TM. Propshaft is 2.5" below pad.  
99 225 Merc EFI 76 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps).  
01 BumbleBee 290vee 25" Trophy Plus, 8" Panther Marine hydraulic.  JB - AL
01 200XS SS Merc Propshaft is even with the pad. 70 mph @ 5750 rpm (gps).  
  "Still playing with setup, only had the boat about a week."  
99 BumbleBee 25" Tempest, 10" Pro Hi-Jacker, Garmin 276C,   JStan - LA
     Pro Vee 200 Lowrance, Motorguide TM.  Propshaft is 4" below the pad.  
99 175 Merc 63 mph @ 5300 rpm (gps). "Am starting to bring the motor  
  up right not to get more rpms, will update with results.  
  Also needing to have prop worked."  
95 BumbleBee 200 27" Propco Custom, 10" Slidemaster, Lowrance electronics  BrandonW - TN
     Pro Sport Evinrude TM.  Propshaft is 2" below the pad.  
95 225 Johnson Venom 69 mph @ 5750 rpm (gps). "Love my 2nd Bee, just need  
  more speed out of it, any help please."  
86 BumbleBee V178 Stock prop, MinnKota 40 AT. 45 mph @ 5600 rpm  BigDog - KS
86 115 Yamaha (speedo).  
05 BumbleBee  29" Yamaha, 14" Bob's hydraulic w/spacers, Lowrance  Ken @ Xtreme - OH
     2100SV LMS330C, M68C, MinnKota Maxxum 80#.  
05 300 Yamaha VZ300 Propshaft is 1 1/2" below the pad. 83.7 mph @ 6000 rpm  
  (gps). "Easily reaches the limiter so I intend to tweak the   
  prop."  
99 BumbleBee  29" Spinelli, 10" jackplate, Lowrance X65,   BeeTeam2 - AL
     200 ProVee Pinpoint M7420T, Motorguide PTSv TR82.  
99 225 Merc EFI Propshaft is 2" below the pad. 81 mph @ 6000 rpm (gps).  
  "Also Lowrance 1440A flasher in the dash, Livorsi gauges  
  with tattle tale GPS speedo and Burgundy bev.rings."  
00 BumbleBee 2100 27" Yamaha, Rapid Jack, Humminbird Legend, Garmin 162  JMurf53 - AL
     Super Vee Motorguide 74#.  74 mph @ 5900 rpm (gps).  
99 225 Yamaha    
04 Bumble Bee 25" Tempest, 11" Slidemaster, Garmin 240,   Pascofishboy - FL
     180 Pro Vee MinnKota Maxxum 65#. "New boat, love the ride, still  
04 150 Merc EFI setting up. 62 mph so far, only turning 5000 rpm, still have  
  more to go. Can't wait to find sweet spot."  
01 BumbleBee 2100 27" Yamaha, MinnKota TM.  Beeteam - AL
01 250 Yamaha 81 mph (gps).  
01 BumbleBee 290 27" Yamaha, 10" Bob's jackplate, Lowrance electronics.  BamBam - AR
     ProSport MinnKota 64#. Propshaft is 2" below the pad.  
01 200 Merc EFI 73.4 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps). "Awesome boat. Thinking of  
  a new 3 ltr Merc if anyone has any info on one I'd greatly  
  appreciate it."  
   Updated 10/28/05..... "Looking to get a few more mph out of it. Can still come up  
  with the jackplate, excellent water psi. The Yammer prop  
  seems to work pretty well would like to try a T series   
  though. If anyone has any suggestions I'll be glad to hear   
  them."  
01 BumbleBee 2100 12" Pro Jacker. 81 mph  Catchthatbee - AL
01 250 Yamaha    
03 BumbleBee 28" Raker, 6" jackplate, Lowrance X47, X15 GPS sonar,  Fishing4one - FL
     2100 Super Vee MinnKota Maxxum 74H. 76 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps).  PHOTO      PHOTO
03 225 Evinrude H.O.    PHOTO
98 BumbleBee 26" Raker, 10" Springfield, Eagle Classic, Motorguide 759.  Witchdoctor1 - TN
     200 ProSport Propshaft is 4" below the pad. 72.4 mph @ 6000 rpm (gps)  
99 225 Johnson H.O.    
01 BumbleBee 25" Merc prop, 10" hydraulic jackplate, MinnKota TM.  Stingjim - TX
     Pro Sport "I just bought the boat."  
01 200 Merc EFI    
04 BumbleBee  26" Trophy, 12" Slidemaster, Lowrance LMS320, 200Pro225ho - AL
     200 ProSport Lowrance X51, MinnKota Maxxum 74#.  
04 225 Merc Propshaft is 3" below pad. 75 mph @ 5650 rpm (gps).  
  "Still working on setup, need to get prop worked for better  
  bite on holeshot. Have to feather throttle when fully loaded  
  to get on plane. Still have 25+ lbs water pressure, believe  
  she still has some left if I can raise the motor up further."  
01 BumbleBee  27" Tempest Plus, 12" J&B jackplate, Lowrance 240, X51,  BassnVA - VA
     2100 ProSport Lowrance Bluewater flasher, Motorguide TE 67.  PHOTO
01 225 Merc EFI Propshaft is 2.75" below the pad.  76 mph (gps).  
    Updated 10/21/04.... "Half tank of gas, tournament loaded, driver only.  
  74 mph with passenger."  
97 BumbleBee  Motorguide TM  Steve - AL
     200 ProVee    PHOTO
97 200 Yamaha    
04 BumbleBee  27" Yamaha, 12" jackplate, Lowrance LMS 320, X87,  Southernpro - AL
     2100 ProSport MinnKota 74# TM. Propshaft is 3" below the pad.  
03 225 Yamaha HPDI    
03 BumbleBee 26" Trophy Plus, 10" Slidemaster, Lowrance LMS 240,  Beeware290 - PA
     290 ProSport Lowrance X71, MinnKota 74#.  Propshaft is 3 1/4" below  
03 200 Merc Optimax the pad.  72.9 mph @ 5500 rpm. "This boat only knows 2  
  speeds, idle or WOT!  I love it!  Boat had 15 hrs when I   
  purchased it and I have 7 hours in the seat. I am impressed  
  with how stable and easy it is to drive at WOT, I thought it   
  was going to take much longer to learn how to drive it.  
  The hole shot is impressive and I am still tweaking the   
  jackplate to see if I can get a little more on the top end."  
03 BumbleBee 27" Yamaha T1, 12" Slidemaster jackplate, Lowrance  Terry - LA
     2100 ProVee LCX-16C, Garmin 240, MinnKota 65# TM.  
03 250 Yamaha Propshaft is 3" below the pad.  75.7 mph @ 5800 rpm.  
  "Additional 2" spacers on jackplate, giving 14" of setback.  
  Prop was worked on by Keystone Propeller, probably  
  28" pitch.  Cannot raise motor any higher on jackplate,   
  due to losing lift. Have tried numerous props including  
  Hydromotive 4 blade Prototype which be out soon I hope,   
  gave the best performance yet, but only gaining 2 mph.  
  Can anyone give any advice for better performance?  
  Almost cannot believe some of the performance posting on  
  the board.  Thinking of repowering boat with 300X Merc.  
  Need help with this SLOW BEE."  
01 BumbleBee 25" Yamaha, 10" T&H, Lowrance X15, X85,   Pudge69 - MA
     290 ProVee Motorguide Brute 767.  "Working on the set-up, when it   
01 200 Yamaha finally stops raining up here I plan to spend a day working  
  the bugs out.  Ron Fears has been very helpful in the set-up  
  process.....Thanks Ron."  
96 BumbleBee 200 25" Trophy, 10" jackplate, Motorguide TM.  Slug Buster - IN
     ProVee 65 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
96 200 Merc EFI    
99 BumbleBee 26" Predator 4 blade, 14" Custom jackplate, Humminbird  Dale - LA
     200 Pro Sport 100sx, Lowrance 1240A, Motorguide 80# Hyper Drive,  
98 225 Mariner Propshaft is 1" below the pad. 85 mph @ 7200 rpm (gps).  
           Super Mag "I have owned many boats but non compares to the ride  
  and handling of this one. The motor is warmed up a little  
  bit and some mods to the pad surface. Top speed was with  
  a sportmaster lower unit, 28 Chopper, lite boat and a lil   
  chop on the water on a cool day. I have foot trim, a killer  
  sound system, hydraulic steering, a TM lower unit for  
  fishing, aluminum tandem trailer with brakes and a wife that  
  understands where all my money goes. Fully loaded it will   
  run 78 mph all day long. I like to go fast but I'll sacrifice  
  some speed for the ride and handling of this boat."  
03 BumbleBee 25" Tempest, 10" jackplate, Lowrance X91, X51,   Tim - TN
     290 ProSport MinnKota Maxxum 74#. "This is my second Bee, but my  
03 200 Merc first OptiMax. I only have three hours on the motor, so I  
            OptiMax will get back with speed at WOT. I may need help with   
  set up, but I want to put in some seat time first.  
  Picture to come.  
95 BumbleBee  26" Trophy Plus (worked), 10" jackplate, Lowrance X75  Killer Bee - AL
     200 Pro Vee (front & rear), Lowrance GPS, Motorguide 67# with  
97 225 Merc Powergator. Propshaft is 3" below the pad.  
  81.4 mph @ 6150 rpm (gps). "Second Bee. Owned one for  
  18 years. "Have the best forget the rest."  
03 BumbleBee  27" Yamaha, 10" jackplate, Eagle FishMark, Eagle Fish  Bee-Sting - SC
     200 ProSport DC Elite, MinnKota 65# TM.  Motor is 6.5" off the transom.  
03 225 Yamaha VMax 75 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps). "Nothing like a Bee."  
99 BumbleBee 27" Yamaha, 10" JB's jackplate, Lowrance X75,   Laundry1 - MS
     290 Super Vee Lowrance Deep Water Pro, Motorguide 82# TourEdition.  
99 200 Yamaha Propshaft is 3/4" below the pad. 78 mph @ 5700 rpm( gps)  
  * Laundry1 is also the Moderator of the BumbleBee Forum.  
99 BumbleBee  25" Tempest, 10" Hi-Jacker Hp, MinnKota Maxxum 74#,  Souperbass - PA
     200 Pro Vee 62-68 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps).  
02 200L Merc    
01 BumbleBee 290 25" Tempest, 10" jackplate, Lowrance LMS160, X85,  Bruce - DE
     200 Merc Motorguide TM.  75 mh @ 5800 rpm (gps).  
            Optimax "First Bee and I love the ride and the speed.  I may be the  
  First in Delaware to own a Bee. Nobody here ever heard of  
  them.  They are now."  
96 BumbleBee 25" Merc prop, 10" jackplate, Eagle/Humminbird,   Slug buster - IN
     200 Pro Vee Motorguide TM. 61 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps).  
96 200 Merc    
93 BumbleBee 25" Yamaha ProSeries, 10" Bob's, Lowrance 1240A  180bee - AL
     180 ProVee flasher, BottomLine 1100, OMC hand controlled 24V TM.  
91 150 Merc XR4 Propshaft is 2 1/8" below the pad.  72 mph @ 6100 rpm  
  (speedo). "I love the deck space I have, it has an extended  
  deck insert.  White hull with Gray top rail, with Blue & Gray  
  wishbone stripe.  Hot foot is the best thing yet, it is just like  
  driving a car without the redlights.  
  I hope to post pictures when camera gets fixed. This is my  
  first Bee but it won't be my last."  
01 BumbleBee  27" Yamaha, 12" Detwiler hydraulic, Lowrance X-85  WMorgan - AL
     2100 Super Vee (console), X-85 (bow). MinnKota Maxxum 74#.  
03 250 Yamaha 78.2 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps). "My first BumbleBee. Traded  
  in the Ranger, no regrets!  This is an awesome boat that   
  rides great not matter what kind of water it's on.  Looking  
  forward to getting on the water with this rig.  She's loaded  
  with options and ready to go.  Now if this weather would   
  just cooperate!!"  
02 BumbleBee 290 25" Tempest, 10" PowerDrive,  Zercom LPG3000,  Michael - TN
     Super Vee Eagle 240, Motorguide 67# TM.   
02 200 Merc Optimax Propshaft is 2.5" below the pad.   
  71.9 mph @ 5700 rpm (gps).  
  "This is my second BumbleBee and I love it. I bought the  
  Optimax for the great fuel mileage but , I'm still trying to   
  get it propped right.  I think I will try a 4 blade or even a   
  custom built Tempest (26").  Any info for this would be  
  helpful.  I have to deal with the rev limiter of 5750 rpms  
  which I'm currently bumping."  
03 BumbleBee 270 6" T-H Marine jackplate, Lowrance X49, MinnKota  BParnell in AL
     Pro FD Maxxum TM. "Once photos are developed and breakin  PHOTO
     125 Merc period is over I will update everything."  
02 BumbleBee 290 25" Tempest, 10" jackplate, Garmin GPS Map 168  Don - FL
     Super Vee Sounder, Lowrance indash flasher, MotorGuide 768 TM.  PHOTO     PHOTO
     200 Merc EFI 74 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps).  PHOTO     PHOTO
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02 BumbleBee 290 25" Merc prop, 12" J&B jackplate.   Newbee - PA
     ProSport Propshaft is 2" below the pad.  74 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps).  
     200 Merc "Great ride, fast, some driving required at WOT.  Any   
  setup tips would be great. Still working out best setup."  
01 BumbleBee 290 25" Tempest, 6 + 6 manual & hydraulic jackplate,   Chip - LA
     Pro Sport Lowrance GPS, MotorGuide 109#.   
     200 Merc 75 mph @ 6200 rpm (gps).  
00 BumbleBee 25" Tempest, 12" J&B jackplate, Humminbird flasher,   Bob in Big D - TX
     290 ProSport Eagle Classic, Motorguide Brute 767 TM.  PHOTO
     200 Merc EFI 70 mph @ 5500 rpm (speedo).  
95 BumbleBee 25" Tempest, 10" Powerdrive jackplate, Lowrance indash,  Scott - TN
     200 ProVee Lowrance WideView. MotorGuide Brute TM.  PHOTO
     200 Merc Propshaft is 3" below the pad. 67 mph @ 6100 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
  "I just purchased boat in Feb, so far the best ride and   PHOTO
  handling boat I have ever had.  The boat is equipped with  PHOTO
  the deck extension which I love. Still trying to get more   PHOTO
  speed; anyone have suggestions, please let me know.  
  Overall, I couldn't ask for a better bassboat or ride."  
99 BumbleBee 27" Yamaha, 12" Hyperlift hydraulic, Lowrance Flasher-  Joey P - LA
     290 Super Vee bow mounted. MotorGuide 67# TM.   
     200 Yamaha VMax 78 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps). "This is one of the best boats  
  that I have ever owned. The speed, fishability and roominess  
  is great.  This is my first Bumble Bee and I am totally  
  satisfied. The padded front deck is a dream and big enough  
  for 2 people to fish very comfortable.  It handles great at   
  high speeds and the cornering and comfort is amazing. I do  
  have 2 complaints: 1. The Bumble Bee website SUCKS.   
  I do not know who is in charge of their site but they are   
  really doing a crappy job. And 2, Do not even THINK   
  about calling the factory for any information, forget about it.  
  Plan on being put on hold for a very long time, if they even  
  remember you're still on the line."  
90 BumbleBee 27" Yamaha, 10" jackplate, Lowrance LMS350A,   JHL1965 - SC
     200 ProVee Lowrance LMS200, MotorGuide Brute Competition TM.  PHOTO
     150 Yamaha Propshaft is 4.5" below the pad. 72 mph @ 5800 rpm  
  (speedo). "Modified 150 ProV with 200 carbs and reeds,  
  225 heads and a HydroTec megaphone exhaust tuner."  
       Updated 3/3/02..... "Changed prop to a Yamaha 27, really helped overall  
  performance."  
02 BumbleBee  27" Yamaha ProSeries, 12" J&B jackplate, Lowrance X85  James Henley - TN
     ProVee XT up front, Lowrance 1240a (console), OMC 24V 56# TM.  PHOTO
     250 Yamaha Propshaft is 2.25" below the pad. 86 mph @ 5900 rpm  PHOTO
  (speedo). SeaStar hydraulic steering, Tech5 keel guard,   PHOTO
  The boat is White with Yellow stripes and Red pins and sits  PHOTO
  on an MFI trailer, Yellow with Red pins.  The boat is all  PHOTO
  composite and has every option on it that I could think of.  
  I did keep my old trolling motor and Powergator but   
  everything else is new. (This replaces my '98 BB that I had  
  listed further down this list.)  
01 BumbleBee  25" Trophy, 12" J&B jackplate, Garmin 240, Lowrance  Tony - PA
     2100 Super Vee flasher, MotorGuide 107# Tour Edition.   PHOTO
     225 Merc 69.7 mph. "This is my first BumbleBee. I'm having a great   PHOTO
  time tweakin this thing for handling and speed....trying to find  
  the "sweet spot". I have had a few boats before, but none  
  compare to the handling of this boat.  It's almost dangerous  
  because I'm toolin along at a comfortable speed and   
  passing other boats like they're stopped!  I just don't get   
  the bounce I use to have with a 18 foot boat.  Bigger is  
  better!! The only thing I am having problems with is fishing  
  docks.  I love flipping and pitchin jigs and tubes in tight  
  quarters.  The 21 foot boat has a lot to be desired when it  
  comes to working tight spots when the wind is blowing.  
  I just make longer pitches :o) "  
01 BumbleBee 178 Lowrance X75, X25, MotorGuide 67#.   Charlie Taylor - VA
     115 Yamaha 60 mph "Still looking for the prop prop.  Will probably have  
             4 Stroke to go to a 20" cupped prop."  
01 BumbleBee 290 25"  Tempest Plus, 12" J&B jackplate, Lowrance X65   BadBee - AL
     SuperVee (bow), Eagle Status (console), MotorGuide Brute 767  PHOTO
     200 Merc EFI Hyperdrive TM. 79 mph @ 5600 rpm (speedo).  
  "Bumblebee makes some awesome boats! Can't wait to see  
  what it will do on gps.  Will update later."  
99 BumbleBee 200 29" Spinelli, 27" Tempest Plus, 10" jackplate, Lowrance  BeeTeam2 - AL
     Pro Vee 1240 flasher, X48 (bow), X65 (console), Garmin 12L,  
     225 Merc EFI MotorGuide 67# TM. 81 mph @ 6000 rpm (gps).  
  "Engine has been modified with 300 ProMax heads and   
  exhaust tuner, Boyesen reeds. Foot has Bob's Machine   
  Shop low water pickup, nose cone and gear ratio     
  changed to 1.75."  
01 BumbleBee 290 25" Trophy Plus, 10" J&B jackplate, Lowrance X85's (2),   Shawn - IL
     Pro Sport Lowrance 1240A indash. MotorGuide 780V Tour Edition.  
     200 Merc Carbed "I haven't driven it yet, Scott said 78 mph when they did the   
  video, speedo."  
90 BumbleBee 178FD 25" Yamaha ProSeries, 10" Hydro jackplate, Humminbird   Terry - AL
     150 Yamaha ProV Wide 100 (2), MotorGuide TM. "Great layout for boat this   
  size very good boat. Rough water ride is not good and   
   Updated 3/21...... it does not turn while on the pad at high speeds.    
  Overall, I would recommend it as a very good midsize   
  boat."  
79 BumbleBee 160 15" SS prop, Humminbird 200 TX, Minnkota All Terrain,   Mike F - TN
  45 mph @ 5600 rpm (speedo).  
96 BumbleBee 180 26" Raker, 10" Springfield, Lowrance X85, X48, OMC  Joey - Al
     ProSport OMC 54# TM. T&H hotfoot, dual steering, trim on wheel,   
     175 Johnson onboard two bank charger, flipping deck. White deck,   
  Red hull stripe, White running surface.  67 mph.  
99 BumbleBee 290 26" Trophy, 10" BassJac hydraulic, Garmin 240,   David - AR 
     Super Vee Humminbird 300, Johnson 54# TM.   
     150 Merc XR6 66.7 mph @ 5400 rpm (gps).  
98 Bumble Bee 27" Tempest, 10" T&H jackplate w/2" spacers, BottomLine  Dan - AL
     ProVee 200 Tournament Master, Lowrance X65, OMC 56# TM,  
     225 Merc ProMax  79 mph @ 6350 rpm (speedo).  
98 Bumble Bee 25" Trophy Plus, 10" jackplate, flippin deck, MotorGuide    Travis - TX
     ProSport 67# TM, Lowrance 1240 flasher, X48, Dual Pro charger.  
     175 Mariner EFI    
98 Bumble Bee  25" Yamaha prop, 10" Springfield jackplate, Lowrance  Avery - AL
     180 ProVee LMS 160 Map/1240A (console) X28 (bow), hot foot,  PHOTO  
 150 Yamaha VMax     ProAir, Steer-n-trim, flipping deck extension.  
  66.7 mph @ 5700 rpm (gps). Engine mounted in the 2nd  
   Updated 8/19...... hole and raised 2 1/4" from the bottom.    
     Bumble Bee 180        26" Raker prop, Lowrance 350A, 2 1240A flashers.   Jamie - LA
     Pro Vee      
     150 Suzuki    
94 Bumble Bee 254 Eagle (console), Lowrance (bow), MotorGuide TM hand-  Jerry - TN
     90 Force control.  
98 Bumble Bee 180   Rich Boger tuned 25" Tempest, 10" Springfield jackplate,  David - KY    
     180 Prosport Lowrance 1240A, Eagle UltraClassic, hot foot, Teleflex    
     150 Mariner EFI ProTrim, MotorGuide 756 TM. White hull/deck, w/Aqua  
  polyflake stripes w/Silver pins.  
91 Bumble Bee  24" Laser II prop, (propshaft 3 3/4" below pad), 9" jack-  Pete - FL 
     178 FD plate, 4 1/4" gearcase, hot foot. Deep Blue metalflake.  
     150 Merc XR4 Planning to install exhaust tuner & modified reeds.  

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