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#11271034 - 12/08/15 08:09 PM Zx20 question
wacky freak Offline
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Registered: 05/14/10
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I have a 2012 zx20 with 250 sho what speed should I be getting out of this boat. Right now I am running a fxp 26 prop with slide master jack plate with 7 dots showing. All I am getting is about 68mph

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#11271486 - 12/09/15 06:39 AM Re: Zx20 question [Re: wacky freak]
gary purdy Online   content
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Going to make a lot of difference on your location and weight of you and accessories in the boat. That is about what that boat would run at my altitude. 2700 ft. Steve will chime in on the jack plate and prop.
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#11271723 - 12/09/15 08:40 AM Re: Zx20 question [Re: wacky freak]
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68 is fairly slow for a 26p prop.

what rpm are you turning?
how many talons or poles on boat?

is this boat loaded heavy?

you may need to have the prop worked
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#11273228 - 12/09/15 08:30 PM Re: Zx20 question [Re: wacky freak]
wacky freak Offline
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I am running 6000 to 6100 rpm. I am 230 pounds and not a big load of tackle.

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#11273231 - 12/09/15 08:30 PM Re: Zx20 question [Re: wacky freak]
wacky freak Offline
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And no poles or talons

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#11273435 - 12/09/15 10:14 PM Re: Zx20 question [Re: wacky freak]
Skeeter Bite Offline
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Steve is the guy you need to talk to. I think I recommended him to you on the skeeter page. You need to go measure the prop shaft to pad. The dots don't matter until you know and mark the measurement. Then send his shop the prop or don't...There isn't a magical answer, but a good prop guy with experience setting up similar rigs will get you close.

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#11273986 - 12/10/15 09:17 AM Re: Zx20 question [Re: wacky freak]
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turning a 26p to 6k you should be running around 75.9 (that's 10% slip)

there is definately something wrong in the setup or the prop. (or both)
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