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#11165537 - 10/14/15 09:45 PM Help with prop and Jack plate set up
Cody Henson Offline
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I just bought a 2000 model Stratos 283 with a 175 Johnson and I am having problems with the boat being slow out of the hole and slow to get up to speed. My top speed is around 62 which is fine with me but it takes forever to get that fast. Also when I put my boat on the trailer it boggs down really bad with I try and throttle it up the trailer. Should I be looking at getting a smaller prop or would adjusting the jack plate help me out? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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#11165765 - 10/15/15 01:35 AM Re: Help with prop and Jack plate set up [Re: Cody Henson]
kingdad101 Offline
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I'd look at carbs first..may need a good cleaning...

what prop is on there and did it do this when you tried it out before you bought it...
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#11165976 - 10/15/15 07:43 AM Re: Help with prop and Jack plate set up [Re: Cody Henson]
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set the prop shaft height at 3.5" below pad.

what prop are you running?
how many rpms at w.o.t.?
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#11166005 - 10/15/15 07:51 AM Re: Help with prop and Jack plate set up [Re: Cody Henson]
Cody Henson Offline
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I am running a 14 1/2 24 pitch raker prop. Seems like that would be a good size for that boat and motor. The motor Starts good and runs really well it just feels like it doesn't have the response to the throttle like it should. And yes it did this when I test drove But I figured it was just a set up problem. I can live with it like it is but I would like it to be more reponsive.

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#11166009 - 10/15/15 07:52 AM Re: Help with prop and Jack plate set up [Re: Cody Henson]
Cody Henson Offline
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My tach is not working right now. The needle is stuck at 1000 rpms. Any advice on how to fix that?

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#11166580 - 10/15/15 11:40 AM Re: Help with prop and Jack plate set up [Re: Cody Henson]
steve@scp Offline
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idk about the tach.

but, the setup may be wrong on your boat.

your welcome to come by our shop and we can look at it for ya.

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#11166926 - 10/15/15 02:21 PM Re: Help with prop and Jack plate set up [Re: Cody Henson]
Cody Henson Offline
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I might have to come by sometime. At least it will give me a reason to go chase some bass at fork.

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#11167167 - 10/15/15 04:13 PM Re: Help with prop and Jack plate set up [Re: Cody Henson]
steve@scp Offline
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sounds good.
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