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Outboard motor hole options for 2006 Yamaha VZ225TLR HPDI #13650745 07/30/20 09:35 PM
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Ok guys,

Next question, regarding motor hole options. I am currently sitting at ~4" Prop to Pad. I have a 2006 Yamaha VZ225TLR HPDI and I am maxed out on my jackplate and cannot move the motor any further up. So here's the question, should I move the motor 1 more hole up as pictured below? I've numbered the holes for reference. #1 hole is what I'm thinking of moving, #2 hole will allow for the engine to slide that extra distance and #3 shows the jackplate maxed. What I'm worried about is the stress on the motor bracket and if it would damage it. I am not wanting to move the jackplate up on the transom if I do not have to. Any thoughts or has anyone mounted in that hole before?

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Re: Outboard motor hole options for 2006 Yamaha VZ225TLR HPDI [Re: SSutton] #13650973 07/30/20 11:45 PM
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doesn't that jack plate have a second set of holes on top?

my cmc does but is hydraulic.

Re: Outboard motor hole options for 2006 Yamaha VZ225TLR HPDI [Re: SSutton] #13650974 07/30/20 11:46 PM
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jackplate also looks to be mounted low, is it flush with the top of transom or even close?

Re: Outboard motor hole options for 2006 Yamaha VZ225TLR HPDI [Re: SSutton] #13651583 07/31/20 02:03 PM
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Hopalong, the jackplate is low, but I wanted to have that as a last resort. I just don't want to mess with the transom. Are you talking about the transom side or motor side of the jackplate on the second set of holes? I do have another set of holes for the jackplate on the transom side, but I was hoping to avoid that.... It may have to happen. What do you think about me moving it up on the motor side to the bottom hole?

Re: Outboard motor hole options for 2006 Yamaha VZ225TLR HPDI [Re: SSutton] #13654283 08/03/20 02:53 AM
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The pics look to me like both the motor and the jack plate are as high as they can go.

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Re: Outboard motor hole options for 2006 Yamaha VZ225TLR HPDI [Re: SSutton] #13654580 08/03/20 02:07 PM
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Hi Wayne, there is actually a hole left in both, where the transom and jackplate meet and where the motor and jackplate meet. So, I had it up to 5500 rpms this weekend. I had a little extra play in my hot foot. I did notice it felt like it was missing, but I had it trimmed up all the way and i think that was the boat making contact with the water and that was causing the slipping...maybe and hopefully. I may bite the bullet and have a tech take a look at it.

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Picking that motor up off the transom is probably a PITA. I have not had to do that on my boat yet, but that motor wieghs around 600#, so its going to take a cherry picker to lift it. Fortunately, I have a cherry picker but I am still not looking forward to doing that.

Getting the prop to pad height right makes a huge difference in the way the motor performs. I run mine at 3.5". I might be able to fine tune it, but it does well at that height. I have a hydraulic Jack Plate with a blinker lever jack plate adjustment on the steering helm, so its easy to change the setting.

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