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Old 22 January 2014, 22:47   #1
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Another engine height thread

Seems like a popular question recently. I mounted my engine on the top hole and the cav plate is sitting 1 1/2" below. The only other boat like mine that I have seen with a single is the 733 in Thailand now. Owned by YNP (did I see the name Yuri somewhere) used to be up in Vancouver BC with a single 300hp etec. They had it in the next hole down so up an inch higher than mine. Any thoughts? Do I go up one hole or two?

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Old 23 January 2014, 01:11   #2
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Seems like a popular question recently. I mounted my engine on the top hole and the cav plate is sitting 1 1/2" below. The only other boat like mine that I have seen with a single is the 733 in Thailand now. Owned by YNP (did I see the name Yuri somewhere) used to be up in Vancouver BC with a single 300hp etec. They had it in the next hole down so up an inch higher than mine. Any thoughts? Do I go up one hole or two?

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Way to low for sure , at th e least should be in line with hull anything above 100 hp slightly above mine is set 1" 1/2 above hull line and is running great now,,,
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Well it's a 250 so I guess I should think about going up at least two holes.
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Seems like a popular question recently. I mounted my engine on the top hole and the cav plate is sitting 1 1/2" below. The only other boat like mine that I have seen with a single is the 733 in Thailand now. Owned by YNP (did I see the name Yuri somewhere) used to be up in Vancouver BC with a single 300hp etec. They had it in the next hole down so up an inch higher than mine. Any thoughts? Do I go up one hole or two?

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I had performance problems with mine when it was low, all sorted when I moved it up.
Mine is inline with cav plate but others I have seen are slightly higher.
One thing I found is you need to play around with ballast up front or console position after moving outboard.
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my boat has never been in the water as an outboard and the console position is fixed, but I can play with ballast if I ever get into the water. I'm just looking for the best guess to get started. Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll go up two holes and see what that gets me.
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my boat has never been in the water as an outboard and the console position is fixed, but I can play with ballast if I ever get into the water. I'm just looking for the best guess to get started. Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll go up two holes and see what that gets me.

Surely the best thing for you to do is get the boat in the water to see how it handles prior to making any changes. Or am I missing something ?

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Well an 1 1/2" low should not be a good location so I'm just looking for a good starting place and trying to get the best guess possible. I know it's not right as is so running it isn't going to tell me anything new.
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This is up two holes. I think this should be a good starting point.

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This is up two holes. I think this should be a good starting point.

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Trimmed out level hat will give you approx 2". Blow the water line
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[QUOTE="nugent;596591"]

Trimmed out level that is still to low. I think you have an xl on a l transom there ,, huge add in section on the leg
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