Like Tree0Likes

Why do I rarely hear of Imco -3's in use?

Reply
Old 07-16-2011, 11:11 AM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
My Boats: 2006 Nortech 3900V w/ Eddie Young 700EFIs
Posts: 784
Default Why do I rarely hear of Imco -3's in use?

Why is it that I've very rarely heard of anyone using an IMCO -3" shorty? I'm well aware that most boats don't NEED to move the X that much, but are there other reasons? I think I had read once that modification of the upper was necessary??? My Fountain is rigged very low and I've been torn between moving up 2 or 3. Am I missing something?
Jpzaluski is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 11:34 AM
  #2
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: TEXAS
My Boats: 32 SPECTRE
Posts: 319
Default

You have to modify the upper or limit your prop dia. to less than 15. Merc props are box stock at 15.25 and Herrings are 15.50. I did the mod after everyone said it wouldnt work..Its really easy.
chad1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 12:39 PM
  #3
Registered
Trade Score: (2)
 
TxHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dallas
My Boats: Excalibur 27 Flat Deck Restomod
Posts: 2,940
Default

May have something to do with making a surface drive out of a drive that wasnt meant to be a surface drive. I am sure it works in some cases, but not for the average Joe. I would think older, deeper setups would benefit more than trying to go extremely high on newer raised X boats.
TxHawk is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 12:46 PM
  #4
Registered
Trade Score: (3)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lees Summit ~ LOTO 10MM
My Boats: 43SC ...............Black Thunder
Posts: 2,662
Quote:
Originally Posted by TxHawk View Post
May have something to do with making a surface drive out of a drive that wasnt meant to be a surface drive. I am sure it works in some cases, but not for the average Joe. I would think older, deeper setups would benefit more than trying to go extremely high on newer raised X boats.
Your still alive house!!!!!!!
endeavor1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.