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Too much boat in water

7/12/17 @ 9:36 AM
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Goosecaller
MEMBER since 7/21/01

I am running an Alumacraft Competitor 175 SC with a 115 Yami 4S. It seems to me (based on how other boats I had ran) that there is too much boat still in the water at WOT, even with the motor trimmed up to just before cavitation. I am throwing a big spray, when seemingly only the back 3' of the boat should be in the water. I am running a stock aluminum prop. Is this normal for this set-up, or should I be looking at different props or raising/lowering the motor? I am getting about 5600 - 5700 rpms, so that is about right....

Anybody have this issue before? Suggestions?

Thanks.....


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7/18/17 @ 3:37 PM
John Schultz
John Schultz
User since 3/14/14

as said earlier, try raising your motor. When I had my navigator, it ran best with the motor on the last hole so the motor was as high as it would go. 

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7/17/17 @ 7:40 AM
Goosecaller
MEMBER since 7/21/01

Thanks, I may try moving the motor up as well.

7/13/17 @ 9:52 PM
Valkyrie
User since 6/30/15

I have a 2014 competitor side console with a 150hp etec. When I got the boat it felt like it was stuck in the water on plane. I have a stainless prop and did all my testing with it. I can look up pitch tomorrow. I raised the motor one hole at a time. It was amazing when I finally hit the 4th hole. The boat felt like a weight was lifted from it when on plane. I also have an aluminum prop for canada. I will admit that the aluminum will blow out on corners now. The stainless will stay hooked up. Been running the boat a couple years with the motor all the way up.


7/12/17 @ 8:21 PM
ayeFeesh
User since 5/17/11

I don't believe that boat has a pad on the hull, so there will always be more boat in the water than say a bass boat. 


You can post your prop pitch, RPM's when full trimmed,  and GPS speed if you like. Would help determine if there is any more speed to be gained.

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