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Old 07-04-2003, 06:30 PM
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Usually when I go out I travel light...today I had about 5 people on board with lots of food and drink...all totaling about 1000 lbs. When ever I would get on it the boat couldn't seem to get on plane...no I don't have tabs but I am running a 454 with 330 hp...does this sound possible...she would sit at about 2000 rpm for 2 minutes then ever so slowly come on plane and top out a few mph slower then my normal top end...does the extra weight make that big of a difference?
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Put as much weight forward as you can.
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Old 07-04-2003, 08:28 PM
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Yep, move the weight forward until on plane.
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Old 07-04-2003, 10:49 PM
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How is it when just a few people are on board, is it realatively slow to get on plane, maybe your X dim. is set to high and geared towards top end. Try a spacer, a 1/2"-1" really makes a difference on getting on plane, we have a few excellent used ones for sale that you can try, if not return them for a full refund, let me know if I can help, Jeff.
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Dude. Sounds like you need another 454
Honestly, It can happen to most boats. Move the weight forward if you don't have tabs and see if that helps. If it does, get tabs...
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Thanks guys, I am going out tomorrow for a solo run...i will keep ya posted...
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Also, if your engine rev's a little on the low side of the recommended RPM at WOT when the boat is empty, you may try dropping a couple inches off the pitch on another prop to get better torque loaded down.
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Went out today with 4 people and no baggage...what a difference...right up on plane...I should probably spring for some tabs but I am feeling that this is my last season with this boat. Thanx again guys!!
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added tabs.....big differece also if i know i'm going to be hauling
a group of people, i put on my High five prop
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