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Old 08-12-2010, 08:28 PM
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I have a 2008 Baja Outlaw 20 with the 5.0MPI. The boat has a 23 pitch prop. The boat runs great but when I put four or more adults in it, I can't get it to climb up on plane. This is my first Baja but I've had many boats in the past. I'm trimming it all the way down but nothing helps. I really hate to drop the pitch on the prop. Will a good set of trim tabs help?
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:44 PM
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have the people in back move foreward untill you have planed off. tabs would help but moving people is a lot cheaper..
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:56 PM
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Yup, stuff'em up front!
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:17 AM
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Sounds like you'll need to change the prop. Probably need a 21 pitch. That'll be cheaper and easier than tabs.

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Old 08-13-2010, 08:07 AM
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I have a 21 mirage plus for sale if your interested??
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:56 PM
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get some tabs and put people up front. little bajas are rough and tabs will help settle down the roughness in choppy water.
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Old 08-14-2010, 05:00 PM
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I'd suggest putting some 380 K-Planes on it. I put them on My Cig 20 and the difference is night and day.
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