Hello folks after some advice feedback please
We bought our secondhand 2002 redbay 6.1 last year that has a DF140 fitted to it.
Boat and ride fantastic but on our first journey noticed lots of spray coming up the transom. suspected engine height but needed to do some more checking.
As you would expect hull grip and ride were great, when I got home I decided to measure the engine plate against the bottom of the hull, with a straightedge and tape measure and the plate is 35mm below the line of the hull, hence the spray coming up the leg.
Talking to redbay this is how they used to set some boats up back in the day for bad weather protection.
I would like to squeeze some extra speed and also optimise fuel where I can.
I am thinking of taking the engine up a hole or two, question I have is do most of you have a setup with the DF140 that is inline or slightly lower than the hull line.
Want to improve effeiciency but dont to lose grip or ride.
Any help would be appeciated