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#10947638 - 06/29/15 07:23 PM Jack plate
Chasin Stripes Offline
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Registered: 06/22/15
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Loc: Texas
Down all the way for more performance?

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#10947960 - 06/29/15 09:45 PM Re: Jack plate [Re: Chasin Stripes]
FX Dreamweaver Offline
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Loc: Great state of Texas
Higher the setting,less the drag. Higher performance,,generally speaking. Too high and holeshot goes away.and WATCH WATER PRESSURE!! Lots of factors come into play. Consult a professional before making drastic changes,but the right set up can make,a huge difference

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#10948101 - 06/29/15 10:59 PM Re: Jack plate [Re: FX Dreamweaver]
Chasin Stripes Offline
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Thanks for the reply, mine is set about mid way and was wondering if that takes away any top end speed etc....

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#10948136 - 06/29/15 11:29 PM Re: Jack plate [Re: Chasin Stripes]
90 5.0 Offline
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Registered: 05/13/10
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For best replies give boat/motor combo, jackplate size, prop to pad ratio of current set-up. prop pitch and style current rpm and mph at wot and desired gains, top speed, hole shot mid range etc..

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#10948182 - 06/30/15 12:43 AM Re: Jack plate [Re: 90 5.0]
Chasin Stripes Offline
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Originally Posted By: 90 5.0
For best replies give boat/motor combo, jackplate size, prop to pad ratio of current set-up. prop pitch and style current rpm and mph at wot and desired gains, top speed, hole shot mid range etc..




08 champion 183cx evenrude etec 150, 10" manual jack plate, 3 blade rebel prop (not sure on pitch) but I believe 15" diam. Top end speed is around 49 trimmed out and at approx 5800 rpm, I'm seeing where others are getting a little more out of theirs.

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#10948237 - 06/30/15 05:32 AM Re: Jack plate [Re: Chasin Stripes]
Allison1 Online   sleepy
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Check you water pressure the way it is.
Level the bottom of your boat on the trailer.
Lower your motor till its level.
Measure the difference between the bottom of your boat and the propeller shaft.

Adjust the motor till its 3 1/2 inches difference. Thats pretty close. Make sure you are getting water pressure at all trim levels. If you have water pressure problems lower it an 1/8 inch and check again.

If can borrow a Tempest 21 or 22, try it.








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#10948296 - 06/30/15 06:51 AM Re: Jack plate [Re: Allison1]
Chasin Stripes Offline
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Registered: 06/22/15
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Allison1
Check you water pressure the way it is.
Level the bottom of your boat on the trailer.
Lower your motor till its level.
Measure the difference between the bottom of your boat and the propeller shaft.

Adjust the motor till its 3 1/2 inches difference. Thats pretty close. Make sure you are getting water pressure at all trim levels. If you have water pressure problems lower it an 1/8 inch and check again.

If can borrow a Tempest 21 or 22, try it.

I'll try that..... Thanks







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#10948440 - 06/30/15 08:33 AM Re: Jack plate [Re: Chasin Stripes]
lakeforkfisherman Online   happy
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Registered: 08/04/06
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Loc: Dallas/Quitman
Performance can vary with boat, HP, setup, load, etc. 2 most important things is 1) sufficient water pressure, and 2) having the right prop. Low water pickup will help you raise motor without losing water pressure but if you surface the prop, and it isn't made to surface, you could sling a blade. Finding the sweet spot is a tedious process, but worth the wait. Call Steve's custom prop in Quitman for input. They've been very helpful to me.
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#10949757 - 06/30/15 05:56 PM Re: Jack plate [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
Chasin Stripes Offline
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Registered: 06/22/15
Posts: 631
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: lakeforkfisherman
Performance can vary with boat, HP, setup, load, etc. 2 most important things is 1) sufficient water pressure, and 2) having the right prop. Low water pickup will help you raise motor without losing water pressure but if you surface the prop, and it isn't made to surface, you could sling a blade. Finding the sweet spot is a tedious process, but worth the wait. Call Steve's custom prop in Quitman for input. They've been very helpful to me.



Thanks for the help

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