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Old 07-23-2014, 02:08 PM
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My '91 42 Fountain has -2 shorties on it but doesn't have the IMCO cav plate extensions on it. It gets on plane with no problems whatsoever but it does take a lot of trim to carry the bow. Running 24p Bravos. Would I benefit from these?
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:27 PM
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the cav plates only help if you are blowing out getting on plane, they won't do anything to give the props more bite when you are running at speed
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That's what I thought. This thing gets on plane easier than just about any boat I have ever owned.
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As stated the anti-ventilation plates help when your props are ventilating while trying to plane. The shorties won't carry the bow because the shorter drives have less leverage.
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If you are running stock Merc props cut off the defuser ring on the prop with the higher X the defuser lifts the back of the boat causing more lift at the transom making it harder to trim out .
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