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#11808872 - 09/01/16 11:20 PM Any Gambler owners out here?
Rippinlips817 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/09/15
Posts: 46
I need help setting up my 94 gambler intimidator. I'm running a 98 200 Mercury Efi and a 3 blade 25p tempest plus. The hole shot is good but top end and performance is no where near what it should be. I'm talking 15-20mph off. That is based off of same model, same kind of setups. I can't figure out what the problem is. The only problem I can see is the jack plate. I can't get the right height pad to prop I need. It's a 10in J & B manual jack plate the main bolt is maxed out and only raises the motor approx 1 in. I'm guessing I'm 1-2 inches off what it needs to be. Blows my mind why it only raises one inch, unless the main bolt was installed backwards? I tried contacting J & B disconnected of course, obviously they aren't in business anymore. I'm not sure what to do next. Any logical educated ideas? I'm all ears..

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#11808889 - 09/01/16 11:42 PM Re: Any Gambler owners out here? [Re: Rippinlips817]
Ricky Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1607
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
I have a gambler. What speeds are you reaching and what are your RPMS at wot.
Prop shaft height?
I have a 1992 19'3 intimidator with a 94 EFI merc. I'm running a 24P 4 blade trophy plus. My holeshot is decent and my top end is 72 with 2 guys and a light load.

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#11808890 - 09/01/16 11:42 PM Re: Any Gambler owners out here? [Re: Rippinlips817]
Ricky Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1607
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
PM LakeForkFisherman on here. He has a G also and knows a lot more than I.

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#11808891 - 09/01/16 11:43 PM Re: Any Gambler owners out here? [Re: Rippinlips817]
Ricky Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1607
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
Or post your question on "Gambler Bass Boats" Facebook page. That's where you'll get the best answers.

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#11808959 - 09/02/16 06:48 AM Re: Any Gambler owners out here? [Re: Ricky Taylor]
Ken A. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7740
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: Ricky Taylor
I have a gambler. What speeds are you reaching and what are your RPMS at wot.
Prop shaft height?
I have a 1992 19'3 intimidator with a 94 EFI merc. I'm running a 24P 4 blade trophy plus. My holeshot is decent and my top end is 72 with 2 guys and a light load.


You boat sounds like one of my old boats Ricky. Is it red with grey carpet?

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#11809010 - 09/02/16 07:48 AM Re: Any Gambler owners out here? [Re: Ken A.]
Ricky Taylor Offline
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1607
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: Ricky Taylor
I have a gambler. What speeds are you reaching and what are your RPMS at wot.
Prop shaft height?
I have a 1992 19'3 intimidator with a 94 EFI merc. I'm running a 24P 4 blade trophy plus. My holeshot is decent and my top end is 72 with 2 guys and a light load.


You boat sounds like one of my old boats Ricky. Is it red with grey carpet?


No sir, silver and black. I bought it up in north Arkansas a couple months ago.

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#11809023 - 09/02/16 08:01 AM Re: Any Gambler owners out here? [Re: Rippinlips817]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7740
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Thats cool buddy! That is a really nice rig. I had a couple Gamblers just like the one you have. My first one was red with grey & silver stripes that matched the Merc 200 EFI. It was a head turner. My second one was white with maroon stripes and maroon carpet with a Hi Perf Merc 2.5 EFI Racing motor. It would GPS 88 with a 26 Hoss Triton Prop. Cool boats buddy.

Did you tell you father I said hello?


Edited by Ken A. (09/02/16 09:16 AM)

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#11809038 - 09/02/16 08:13 AM Re: Any Gambler owners out here? [Re: Rippinlips817]
lakeforkfisherman Offline
Elliptical Mechanic

Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 8616
Loc: Dallas/Quitman
Need more info. Is this a new problem? Prop to pad height. Speed @ RPMs under what wind/water/air temp conditions? Water pressure? Full/light load? Any engine mods? How much are you trimming? How experienced are you at driving the G?

Start simple and cheap- raise or lower your motor. Tempest like to run little deeper. I am running mine at 4.5" currently. Watch water pressure.

The older Gamblers tend to run flatter than the new ones. Mine is getting closer to a strong setup. This is how she's running at 72mph with 2 good sized guys, half tank of gas in a light head wind. My TM is heavy and I have a 40lb battery up front (gonna move it to the back soon). Note the boat's flatness but the narrow throw. BTW- motor in sig is not same as video. I repowered to 250 EFI in vid.
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#11809099 - 09/02/16 08:48 AM Re: Any Gambler owners out here? [Re: Ken A.]
Ricky Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1607
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Thats cool buddy! That is a really nice rig. I had a couple Gmablers just like the one you have. My first one was red with grey & silver stripes that matched the Merc 200 EFI. It was a head turner. My second one was white with maroon stripes and maroon carpet with a Hi Perf Merc 2.5 EFI Racing motor. It would GPS 88 with a 26 Hoss Triton Prop. Cool boats buddy.

Did you tell you father I said hello?


Sweet! And yes sir I did he couldn't believe that I recognized your name lol. He told me about how you were a fishin fool and how you knew fork like the back of your hand. He sends his best. We all need to get together one day!

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#11809104 - 09/02/16 08:52 AM Re: Any Gambler owners out here? [Re: Rippinlips817]
Mike2718 Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 113
Loc: Seabrook, TX
You may want to go to my second favorite forum, www.bbcboards.net If you scroll down, they have a Gambler section. They also have a Setup section. They should be able to get you fixed up.
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Have a Blessed Day,
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#11809117 - 09/02/16 09:00 AM Re: Any Gambler owners out here? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
Ken A. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7740
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: lakeforkfisherman
Need more info. Is this a new problem? Prop to pad height. Speed @ RPMs under what wind/water/air temp conditions? Water pressure? Full/light load? Any engine mods? How much are you trimming? How experienced are you at driving the G?

Start simple and cheap- raise or lower your motor. Tempest like to run little deeper. I am running mine at 4.5" currently. Watch water pressure.

The older Gamblers tend to run flatter than the new ones. Mine is getting closer to a strong setup. This is how she's running at 72mph with 2 good sized guys, half tank of gas in a light head wind. My TM is heavy and I have a 40lb battery up front (gonna move it to the back soon). Note the boat's flatness but the narrow throw. BTW- motor in sig is not same as video. I repowered to 250 EFI in vid.


That's an awesome looking rig LF Fisherman. Sent you a PM.

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#11809139 - 09/02/16 09:17 AM Re: Any Gambler owners out here? [Re: Ricky Taylor]
Ken A. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7740
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: Ricky Taylor
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Thats cool buddy! That is a really nice rig. I had a couple Gmablers just like the one you have. My first one was red with grey & silver stripes that matched the Merc 200 EFI. It was a head turner. My second one was white with maroon stripes and maroon carpet with a Hi Perf Merc 2.5 EFI Racing motor. It would GPS 88 with a 26 Hoss Triton Prop. Cool boats buddy.

Did you tell you father I said hello?


Sweet! And yes sir I did he couldn't believe that I recognized your name lol. He told me about how you were a fishin fool and how you knew fork like the back of your hand. He sends his best. We all need to get together one day!


Sent you an Email.

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