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TRX20 Triton Runs Like a Barge #13292944 09/25/19 05:42 PM
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I cannot get the front end of this 2018 boat out of the water. Running a 25 Fury with 250 ProXS. I hit top speed of only 61 MPH at 5000 rpms. Additional trim just throws larger rooster tail. Do I need to lower the motor, (manual jack plate) raise the motor, change props?

Any assistance is appreciated.

Re: TRX20 Triton Runs Like a Barge [Re: basscatmo] #13292977 09/25/19 06:10 PM
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set up wrong


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Re: TRX20 Triton Runs Like a Barge [Re: boatman025] #13292993 09/25/19 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by boatman025
set up wrong

Geee, ya think?

Measure your prop to pad distance. Shoot for around 3-1/2” to start with. Then raise the motor until it starts to get worse, slower, or water pressure drops significantly.

My boat responded really well to raising the motor. It helps to keep the bow up with less trim. This keeps the direction of the props thrust more level to the boat and helps with bow lift and top speed.

I don’t know the physics behind why it works, but it sure did for my boat.


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Re: TRX20 Triton Runs Like a Barge [Re: basscatmo] #13293142 09/25/19 09:34 PM
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Re: TRX20 Triton Runs Like a Barge [Re: boatman025] #13293187 09/25/19 10:25 PM
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Central Missouri. About 45 minutes from Lake Ozark.

Re: TRX20 Triton Runs Like a Barge [Re: basscatmo] #13293526 09/26/19 12:38 PM
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How long have you owned the boat?

Re: TRX20 Triton Runs Like a Barge [Re: grout-scout] #13293596 09/26/19 02:09 PM
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First got it on the water in April of this year. Spent the time doing the proper break in and have just now been trying to stretch it out with some wot to see how it would run. Less than 15 hours on the motor.

Re: TRX20 Triton Runs Like a Barge [Re: basscatmo] #13293748 09/26/19 04:36 PM
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Isn't it still under warranty?


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Re: TRX20 Triton Runs Like a Barge [Re: basscatmo] #13293780 09/26/19 05:01 PM
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WOT range on your motor is 5500 to 6000 RPM. Rooster tail should be no higher than top of engine cowling at WOT and trimmed out. Sounds like your motor height is to high. I'd start by lowering the motor a 1/4" at a time. Test run boat and see if your RPM comes up with-in the WOT range and performance improves.

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Re: TRX20 Triton Runs Like a Barge [Re: basscatmo] #13293949 09/26/19 07:09 PM
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Lowering your motor on the jackplate raises the bow. Raising the motor on the jackplate pushes the bow down.

Measure your prop to pad and then report back.

Things to try:
1. Lower motor.
2. Get the prop worked by someone who understands what you need it to do.
3. Try a different prop.

If you bought new from a dealer then make them get it right.

Re: TRX20 Triton Runs Like a Barge [Re: basscatmo] #13293998 09/26/19 07:35 PM
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Brand new boat:

Could be a hotfoot not reaching full throttle.

Could still be in “break in” mode.

Could be a bad coil, plug or wire. Did you change the plugs, like recommended? Might be fouled out from double oiling.

Possible fuel diaphragm leak, notorious for going out.

I would think, if the motor was too high, it would be over revving.

Re: TRX20 Triton Runs Like a Barge [Re: basscatmo] #13294842 09/27/19 02:48 PM
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Over on bbc someone from Triton offered to set it up for you. If you take it to them

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