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Re: FX 21 Porpoising? [Re: PettyBigBass] #12822406
07/10/18 08:24 AM
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I do not have a jack plate nor do I care to buy one to resolve this. I guess I will just haul booty and take my pontoon out when I want to cruise. Thanks again for the replies. Funny how the salesman said he never heard of a skeeter bouncing.

I have a solix front and back. The crank battery would last about 1 hr before the solix started shutting down when I cranked the big engine. I replaced with a $300 upgrade battery and will still rundown 1/2 thru a tournament. No room to Add,and parallel, another battery like my old boat.. what do you guys do about that?

Last edited by PettyBigBass; 07/10/18 08:31 AM.

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Re: FX 21 Porpoising? [Re: PettyBigBass] #12822411
07/10/18 09:14 AM
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An fx21 without a jackplate?

Re: FX 21 Porpoising? [Re: PettyBigBass] #12822441
07/10/18 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted By: PettyBigBass
I do not have a jack plate nor do I care to buy one to resolve this. I guess I will just haul booty and take my pontoon out when I want to cruise. Thanks again for the replies. Funny how the salesman said he never heard of a skeeter bouncing.

I have a solix front and back. The crank battery would last about 1 hr before the solix started shutting down when I cranked the big engine. I replaced with a $300 upgrade battery and will still rundown 1/2 thru a tournament. No room to Add,and parallel, another battery like my old boat.. what do you guys do about that?


My screens run all day without running battery down so you have something wrong


Re: FX 21 Porpoising? [Re: Dubee] #12822444
07/10/18 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted By: Dubee
An fx21 without a jackplate?


He probably meant hydraulic.


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Re: FX 21 Porpoising? [Re: PettyBigBass] #12822455
07/10/18 11:43 AM
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If you must drive that slow, CB Marine makes a custom hydrofoil that will stop the porpoising.



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Re: FX 21 Porpoising? [Re: PettyBigBass] #12822456
07/10/18 11:44 AM
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The more weight you have in the tail end of the boat the more tendency it will have to porpoise. Livewells full adds about 325# to the boat. Full fuel tank adds another 300#. This will make the boat have more tendency to bounce. Lower the motor on the jackplate and trim the motor all the way under and it should cruise without too much porpoise at a low speed. Having a ton of weight up front will also help minimize this but will also hurt your top-end speed more.

It's hard to have everything in a bass rig. We all want a rig that will plane at 15 mph, not porpoise, run 85 mph while getting 10 mpg, and run smoothly enough to drink your coffee in four footers. That boat doesn't exist yet. It's like transparent aluminum. wink

Weight management is a crazy thing in a bass rig.

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Re: FX 21 Porpoising? [Re: PettyBigBass] #12822474
07/10/18 12:02 PM
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Had a friend go thru the same ordeal in 2016 on a brand new one. He kept taking it back to the dealer. Skeeter finally took it back to their plant and worked on it for 3 weeks and never could fix it. They finally talked him into trading it in on a newer model. The 2017 newer model didn't do it. They simply couldn't explain it.

Re: FX 21 Porpoising? [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES] #12822487
07/10/18 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
I think it's something that's inherit with Skeeters. I'm probably way off base but before the sponsons Skeeter's wouldn't do that. I had a 92' 175SX and I could go as slow as 20mph without it porpoising. I've had Ranger's and Bass Cat's and neither had that problem. I'm now in a Skeeter ZX190 and it will under 30mph and just about everytime as you come off pad. It's called the " Skeeter slap " LOL.


The sponsons were supposed to do three things for the boats.

1. Fix the backwash problem coming off plane by adding more flotation at the rear of the boat. Skeeters were notorious for this in the past. I recall the first Skeeter I ever saw with the built-in sponsons. I've gotten used to it now but it was not attractive to me.

2. Improve holeshot by diverting the water downward as the nose lifted during holeshot.

3. Minimize porpoising by adding more downforce to the nose as the water comes off the pad of the boat.

Those were the claim to fame according to Skeeter when they changed the design years ago.

Re: FX 21 Porpoising? [Re: Ken A.] #12822497
07/10/18 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
It's like transparent aluminum. wink



Scotty already figured that one out.


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Re: FX 21 Porpoising? [Re: Fishinfellow] #12822501
07/10/18 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: Fishinfellow
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
It's like transparent aluminum. wink



Scotty already figured that one out.


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Re: FX 21 Porpoising? [Re: PettyBigBass] #12822513
07/10/18 12:48 PM
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I keep hearing about this especially the 2018 models.
I have yet to experience this at low speeds in my 2016 FX21 LE


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Re: FX 21 Porpoising? [Re: PettyBigBass] #12822515
07/10/18 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: PettyBigBass
I do not have a jack plate nor do I care to buy one to resolve this. I guess I will just haul booty and take my pontoon out when I want to cruise. Thanks again for the replies. Funny how the salesman said he never heard of a skeeter bouncing.

I have a solix front and back. The crank battery would last about 1 hr before the solix started shutting down when I cranked the big engine. I replaced with a $300 upgrade battery and will still rundown 1/2 thru a tournament. No room to Add,and parallel, another battery like my old boat.. what do you guys do about that?


Here is a simple solution thumb thumb peep

Re: FX 21 Porpoising? [Re: PettyBigBass] #12822518
07/10/18 12:53 PM
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Fuel tanks topped of , live well full , extra batteries for electronics , mine will slap water till 3K - 32k rpms , got a pontoon for looking .

Re: FX 21 Porpoising? [Re: PettyBigBass] #12822520
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My Skeeter makes a slick calm lake look like I'm in 4ft rollers. I actually laugh out loud about it from time to time. Stab the peddle and she flys! Fishes good. 20mph-40mph has no place in my fishing game.


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Re: FX 21 Porpoising? [Re: PettyBigBass] #12822611
07/10/18 02:04 PM
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That would drive me crazy fishing at night here when there is a 35 mph speed limit on most lakes



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