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Old 25 August 2014, 11:59   #1
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Excess spray from outboard

Hi all. I own an Excel Vanguard 430 with an Evinrude 30 hp Etec fitted. Both are great however when getting towards top speed there is an enormous amount of spray coming from the engine/ transom area. The spray travels both upwards and outwards with a small amount probably getting over the transom. I have tried the engine on different trim settings to no avail. It is not cavitating at all and the prop seems to be gripping the water very well with the boat getting easily onto the plane. Any ideas / solutions greatly appreciated. Cheers.
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Old 25 August 2014, 12:31   #2
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Old 25 August 2014, 12:48   #3
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have a read of this AV Plate > Water Flow good luck, hope it helps
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Thx for the replies, I will have a read of the bits suggested. A few months ago the engine hit a sandbank whilst running. There doesn't appear to be any damage other than paint off the skeg and prop tips. Could there be any hidden damage that could cause the the issues mentioned?

Thx for your help as you may guess I am new to the business of boating!!
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Thx for the replies, I will have a read of the bits suggested. A few months ago the engine hit a sandbank whilst running. There doesn't appear to be any damage other than paint off the skeg and prop tips. Could there be any hidden damage that could cause the the issues mentioned?

Thx for your help as you may guess I am new to the business of boating!!

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I had this issue on my boat, and solved it by raising the engine on the transom with a block of wood.
It was only about 2cm but it made a big difference.
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Thx for the replies, I will have a read of the bits suggested. A few months ago the engine hit a sandbank whilst running. There doesn't appear to be any damage other than paint off the skeg and prop tips. Could there be any hidden damage that could cause the the issues mentioned?

Thx for your help as you may guess I am new to the business of boating!!
Doubt that would cause any damage.

Post a clear side picture of the outboard to stern. Also take it on a ride and look where the plate rides. It should be above the top of the water.
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Hi all

Re:Prop Damage.
Have a look on youtube repairing boat propellers,it will give you an idea of how you may be able to do a few checks on your prop especially if an aly prop.Just did some checks on my own and looks like 1 of my ears, paddles is definatley out of pitch.
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