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GETTIN ON PLANE #13567632 05/22/20 04:22 PM
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fish I went to ray hbbard thurs. Lake was a little rough. Well got done fishing. wanted to run smooth water on N. side of I 30. So myself a bud 6ft4 bout260lb a livell with a bunch of crappie & water. It took about 75yds to get on plane. Bow would lift. forever. the same out in the chop. Acts like not getting fuel, wont gain rpm s very quick. One thought is maybe I need to adjust the hotfoot {If Possible]. Don't know much about them. Went out last mon. Just myself livewell w/ water etc. No prob. HELP. From you'll. BTW 200 efi merc 95 P2..

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Which prop do you have? pitch? WOT rpm's? Has this been a problem with a heavy load in the past? Is it still a problem with a light load?

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Re: GETTIN ON PLANE [Re: Lazy Ike] #13567673 05/22/20 05:07 PM
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Along with all the pertinent information Bronco71 stated above:

Do you have a Jack Plate? Where is it set? Prop needs to be about 3.5" below pad on boat to start with, maybe up or down slightly to fine tune. Is prop blowing out on take off? Are there PVS holes in the prop? Are they plugged or open?


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Originally Posted by bronco71
Which prop do you have? pitch? WOT rpm's? Has this been a problem with a heavy load in the past? Is it still a problem with a light load?

Hi Bronco your old minnkota works good.. But prop is 25p tempest. Tach doesn't work. MOtor would get up to certain rpm, not enough to plane. . eventually rpm would go up enough. I had slight prob with hotfoot hence My question. Is there adjustment{ may not getting to w. o. t . ???? also good source to orders parts / filters etc. been about 3yrs since changed. As stated in first post went out mon No problem. Thanks

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Start yanking prop plugs until it blows out, then put the last one back in. You need to give the motor some exhaust relief to help it spool up and go.


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Good to know the old MK is getting used! Like Pat said, pull plugs till the prop breaks loose on hard takeoff and then put the last one back in, that lets the rpm increase faster and doesn't affect top end. It would be nice to know WOT rpm to get prop dialed in better though. In hot months of July and August the holeshot may be a problem with a heavy load due to the heat. My spare prop is 1 pitch lower and I put it on mid summer until things cool off a bit...


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