Hi, we are new to boating and we had a friend onboard our boat who told us that our kicker motor should be complely out of the water when not in use. It is up as much as it will go but at the highest adjustment still drags in the water. What should we do?
Right, if the motor drags a bit while idling around, not a big deal. When you take off and get up on plane is when you want it out of the water. If it rides in the water while on plane, that is drag that will slow you down and impede the performance of your boat, besides the fact that it will not be good for the kicker. If you are in the water on plane, get a static plate, or an adjustable bracket.
The kicker just needs to be out of the water when you are on plane. i can't tell from your post if you're saying its dragging in the water when on plane or just dragging when at rest or just idling around. if you are just putting around, it can be in the water
It should be up out of the water when under way. You can buy adjustable kicker motor brackets that you mount to your transom. They will allow you to move your kicker vertically to get the lower unit out of the water.