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Old 15 April 2014, 19:24   #1
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I've now tested my motor which i fitted a few weeks ago.took the advice from ribneter and have had to raise the sadle so it is not sitting on the top of the transom is it ok to run it like this or does it need a shime on the top of it.thanks simon
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Old 16 April 2014, 05:06   #2
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I've now tested my motor which i fitted a few weeks ago.took the advice from ribneter and have had to raise the sadle so it is not sitting on the top of the transom is it ok to run it like this or does it need a shime on the top of it.thanks simon
Being an e tec I would fir plastic shim/ packer under it,, have known saddles break. Nylon preferably
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Thanks will do. Will have to be wood for the weekend till I can source some nylon from work.
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Noticed when I was out on the water at the weekend a lot of spay hitting the tubes at the side of the engine and coming over the transom. Could this be a sign that the engine height is not right?
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Hi,

The best way to check the height is to get the boat on the plane at normal cruise speed with medium load and look at the anti cavitation plate above the propellor. It should be just visible above the water. If it is buried you need to lift the engine another hole or two. If it is above the water you may need to lower it.

You will need to test again to make sure you don't get excessive ventilation. But as with most things on boats, it's a compromise.

Taking measurements from the line of the bottom of the V is a good starting point but each engine/hull/prop combination is different.

Good luck, let us know how you get on.

Try this link for more info.

http://www.veradoclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=137.0
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