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Old 03-27-2009, 08:14 AM
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how do you guys accelatate from a no wake with out breaking props loose,I must be doing something wrong because as soon as I hit 2500 to 3000 rpm,props breaks loose,
had props checked out by airmarine and was told they are perfect,30 foot twin step boat with 496 mags,1.5 bravos spinning in 28 bravo 1s

I was also told by others,welcome to the world of step bottom boats,that cant be right or is it?

1st time step bottom boat owner,all other boats have been V bottom boats.

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I just don't see it breaking the 28 p props loose whith stock 496 s
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My 42 tiger would always break loose. I just knew right when it would and would pull back briefly then they would catch again and all was good. Would also start bringing the tabs up to help get on plane. Once I figured it out it was a piece of cake.
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My 42 tiger would always break loose. I just knew right when it would and would pull back briefly then they would catch again and all was good. Would also start bringing the tabs up to help get on plane. Once I figured it out it was a piece of cake.
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I assume this boat is new to you could be the previous owner swapped props before they sold it also.

Did you take a test ride before purchase? If not try contacting the previous owner for tips or try a set of 5 blades.

Trim the drives all the way in (also check the trim on the trailer) tabs down, and SLOWLY increase throttle, back off slightly when they start to break loose and ease into the throttles again.

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You just need to pull back on the sticks when it starts to blow out and start trimming the boat out. My fountain would do the same thing....just didnt like to go slow
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I just don't see it breaking the 28 p props loose whith stock 496 s
I wish you right,BUT it breaks them loose big time.

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I assume this boat is new to you could be the previous owner swapped props before they sold it also.

Did you take a test ride before purchase? If not try contacting the previous owner for tips or try a set of 5 blades.

Trim the drives all the way in (also check the trim on the trailer) tabs down, and SLOWLY increase throttle, back off slightly when they start to break loose and ease into the throttles again.

Hope this helps.
The boat was a repo so I cant get a hold on anyone,
did find some specs on the boat and the 496ho came with 30 bravos and the 496 mags came with 28 bravo which is what I got.

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Big question is............

How does it run once on plane.

1.) Does it accelerate well
2.) Does it turn max rpm without excessive trim
3.) How is the attitude of the boat


If you answer yes, yes, and feels stable... Then... this aint your moms minivan, it takes a little finess. Your fine just learn its characteristice.
The guys with cats have it way worse.
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