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ZX 250 Skeeter #13287602 09/20/19 03:37 PM
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Have 2018 ZX 250 Skeeter with 250 Yamaha Sho 3 blade SS prop. Currently i'm only getting 65MPH top end @ 62 RPMS with just myself and tackle, I think this boat should get closer to 70 top end but not sure. Don't get me wrong 65 is plenty fast enough and i'm not a speed freak just was thinking top end should be a little more. If any of you have the same boat and Motor let me know if 65 Top end is al it's going to get Tks!

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Re: ZX 250 Skeeter [Re: crankbait 1] #13287616 09/20/19 03:45 PM
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Mine is a 2019 but loaded with my gear and a full tank of fuel i am hitting 72-73mph easily even in the heat. That is with 2 Power Pole Blades as well. I feel like it has another mph or two in it.

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I have the same boat and that is way to many rpms...is that a 25 pitch? If it is you might want to lower the engine or you could be over trimming the engine.

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My 2019 ZX250 will hit 70 no problem with me and my 185 lb son with me; including all tackle and 2 power poles. Maybe you aren't getting your trim adjusted right. Do you have a hydrolic or manual jack plate?

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Mark do you have a Manual Or hydraulic Jack Plate if Manual do you know what dot your Motor height is set at as in how many dots are showing? I was told that at 63 RPMS and Top end speed of 63mph that motor may be setting on dot 7 and that I may need to drop it down a couple of dots and maybe have my Prop re cupped. Going to look when I get home see what height motor is set at may drop it down a couple of dots and give it a test run. I assume it's at factory settings.

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That sounds like alot of RPMs for 65mph. I have a 2013 w/ a 250hp and a 26p fxp prop. It will run about 72mph around 6000rpms, 65mph I'm usually running about 5600rpms.

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Originally Posted by crankbait 1
Mark do you have a Manual Or hydraulic Jack Plate if Manual do you know what dot your Motor height is set at as in how many dots are showing? I was told that at 63 RPMS and Top end speed of 63mph that motor may be setting on dot 7 and that I may need to drop it down a couple of dots and maybe have my Prop re cupped. Going to look when I get home see what height motor is set at may drop it down a couple of dots and give it a test run. I assume it's at factory settings.



Manual...mine is set on the 7th dot.

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Mine is Manual Jack Plate also I will check it tomorrow and see what dot mine is set on make and adjustment with a test run and see if any improvements. I talked with a guy at a Prop shop and he seemed to think if it is sitting on 7 I may need to lower it a bit. By lowering the motor would that show more dots or less?

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Originally Posted by crankbait 1
Mine is Manual Jack Plate also I will check it tomorrow and see what dot mine is set on make and adjustment with a test run and see if any improvements. I talked with a guy at a Prop shop and he seemed to think if it is sitting on 7 I may need to lower it a bit. By lowering the motor would that show more dots or less?



I'm running the 25P SHO prop on mine. Everything is stock.

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I’ve got the same setup as Mark. Turning 6000 +/- hitting 69-70 with two people loaded heavy. One thing I’ve noticed with this boat is that it’s easy to over trim. Backing it down will gain you 2-3 mph.

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Too many rpms for sure and you are lacking 5-8 mph, maybe a prop issue. On my Skeeter ZX 225, when running wide open, il trim it up completely, then hit the the down trim about 3 or 4 times and then tweak 1 up or 1 down while watching speed to find its max.

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Can’t figure out why anyone wants to go 70 in a bass boat.


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Originally Posted by 4Weight
Can’t figure out why anyone wants to go 70 in a bass boat.


I can’t figure out why anyone would want to go below 70 in a bass boat.

Re: ZX 250 Skeeter [Re: Minner Bucket] #13288144 09/21/19 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Minner Bucket
Originally Posted by 4Weight
Can’t figure out why anyone wants to go 70 in a bass boat.


I can’t figure out why anyone would want to go below 70 in a bass boat.

Yep

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I don't know where the limiter is set on a sho. And i agree that the rpm's are high for the speed. I don't get why everyone says he is spinning it to high. If he isn't hitting the limiter then he isn't turning to many rpm

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