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Old 04-02-2020, 12:41 PM
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I have a 2008 30 with a stepped hull but with bottom paint. I have 225 verados but can't get past mid 50's. I am running 3 blades and i am amazed with the speed you get with a your setup. My motors are in the 4th hole.
I rode on a 30 (non-step) w/ 225 Optis before deciding to buy my boat. The owner said it ran in the low 60's. What RPM are you seeing? Gear ratio? What pitch prop?



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Old 04-09-2020, 11:25 AM
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6200 RPM 21P props. Not sure of the gear ratio. 2006 225 Verados. Took it out yesterday and really couldn't get it to break 50 MPH.
Maybe bravos will help?
Thanks for your help.

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Old 04-10-2020, 07:26 AM
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6200 RPM 21P props. Not sure of the gear ratio. 2006 225 Verados. Took it out yesterday and really couldn't get it to break 50 MPH.
Maybe bravos will help?
Thanks for your help.

Ron
Your gear ratio is probably 1.75, or 1.85. Either way, your slip is very high, 25+. Maybe your motors are too high for the 3 blades to bite. Do you know where the cavitation plates on the motors are when you are running? I would definitely try bravos. I'm running 24P bravos w/1.85 lowers. My slip is <10%
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Old 04-20-2020, 10:38 AM
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I found 22p bravo 1's had to source two separate props to make a pair so they don't match (one is polished and the other one is not) anyway took it out and got 58 MPH at 6000 RPMs which is so much better. I can feel the lightness you guys are talking about now. Great solution to my problem for the money.
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Old 09-12-2022, 07:10 AM
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I'm looking at a 07 30 with step and was wondering if the factory adding the setp fixed or helped with the porpoising problem that I hurd the non step 30s had. Any insight on this?
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Originally Posted by 1989mach1 View Post
I'm looking at a 07 30 with step and was wondering if the factory adding the setp fixed or helped with the porpoising problem that I hurd the non step 30s had. Any insight on this?
The step did help it alot and if you have verado you can run Rev 4's FS which give you stern lift and good handling. I used to work for concept and I did all testing so I can tell you all you want to know.
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Originally Posted by joeya View Post
The step did help it alot and if you have verado you can run Rev 4's FS which give you stern lift and good handling. I used to work for concept and I did all testing so I can tell you all you want to know.
thanks for the response I plan on looking at a 03 and a 07 this week and weekend so i just want to have my ducks in a row befor i go. There is a 14k difference between there asking prices so just looking into every thing I can to figure one or the other or nether. I will be taking my normal tools to look them over and also my moisture meter. The 03 there might be wiggle room on the price but not so sure about the 07 and if there is probably not much.
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Old 09-20-2022, 09:22 AM
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The hull on the 30 is a longstanding, proven hull. That being said, I would opt for the stepped hull if both boats are in a similar condition.
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