The skid plate will definitely help your hole shot. My Seaark gats a three second hole shot to plane and hits 4500 RPM and that's with the weight of the motor, me and three batteries at the stern. The plate also keeps me from taking water over the transom when launching on a steep ramp or when going too fast in reverse.
2015 Seaark 1872 MV CC Etec-90
Two Helix 12 CHIRP SI's, , MinnKota Riptide ST80/i-pilot Link, Bob's Hydraulic
2018 Robalo R180 CC, Yamaha 115
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