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06-08-2021, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

I have an update. I installed five degree wedges...

I have an update. I installed five degree wedges and gave them a try on Sunday. I'm happy to report that they greatly improved my ability to bring the bow down and get the boat up on plane. I found...
05-16-2021, 10:24 AM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

Yep, I can still hit right around 6000. Trimmed...

Yep, I can still hit right around 6000. Trimmed up to just the point where it starts porpoising one of my props, the one with less cupping, will actually overrev if I'm not careful.
05-16-2021, 09:28 AM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

I had the boat out this weekend striper fishing...

I had the boat out this weekend striper fishing and took a few measurements. The T-top definitely isn't parallel to the water when I'm on plane. Over the length of the top, I'd probably have to bring...
05-09-2021, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

I tested to l the boat today with the engine on...

I tested to l the boat today with the engine on the lowest bolt hole. Almost all of my ventilation at cruise is gone and it does seem to get up in plane a bit faster with less ventilation. Actually...
05-08-2021, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

Copy that. I figured the cleaner water may...

Copy that. I figured the cleaner water may increase the effectiveness of my prop and permatrim and give me more pitch control. I'll test this variable and then slap on the wedges easily if needed....
05-08-2021, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

Here's a shot with the engine mounted with the...

Here's a shot with the engine mounted with the lowest hole. I'm going to give this a try and will see if I still need to wedges....
05-08-2021, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

I took some pictures with the boat sitting at the...

I took some pictures with the boat sitting at the same level it does in the water. It seems like it has quite a bit of tuck already, so I may start by dropping it a hole first. Do you think this is...
05-05-2021, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

Thanks for the response. The 115 seems to be...

Thanks for the response. The 115 seems to be running fine so I don't think that's the problem. I tested max speed on a glass calm lake back when it still had the jackplate, trim tabs, etc still...
05-04-2021, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

I got to test the boat out this weekend in some...

I got to test the boat out this weekend in some chop and with a few friends onboard. I'm still having difficulties getting the bow down and I'm getting some ventilation during cruise. I think I'm...
04-16-2021, 03:47 AM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

Thanks for the info. I actually have another prop...

Thanks for the info. I actually have another prop to try that is the same pitch, but has significantly more cupping than the one on the boat so I'll try that next. I'll also look into the wedges you...
04-15-2021, 06:33 PM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

I was able to take the boat out for a brief test...

I was able to take the boat out for a brief test ride yesterday evening. I still have some ventilation while accelerating to plane, but overall I would say that my situation is greatly improved after...
04-13-2021, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

Correct. 20".

Correct. 20".
04-12-2021, 06:44 PM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

Here's the current mount height. ...

Here's the current mount height.
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04-11-2021, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

Today I removed the spacer and jack plate and...

Today I removed the spacer and jack plate and mounted the engine directly to the transom. I was planning to try just the jack plate first, but I discovered that it doesn't fit between the...
04-11-2021, 04:36 AM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

Right now I can barely stay on plane below 5000...

Right now I can barely stay on plane below 5000 rpms, but it will be interesting to see what this work changes in that respect. I might try to modify the jack plate to allow for a lower mounting...
04-10-2021, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

Interesting, that's for the input. Visually it...

Interesting, that's for the input. Visually it looks like we have the same jack plate and it doesn't look like your cavitation plate is much if any lower than mine. Maybe it'll be worth removing the...
04-10-2021, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

I don't have any fuel burn numbers, that's just...

I don't have any fuel burn numbers, that's just the height that gets me the fastest speed at a given throttle position. I suppose that's not the same thing as most efficient though.
04-09-2021, 03:46 AM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

Thanks for the input. The water line is right at...

Thanks for the input. The water line is right at about the scuppers. If someone walks to the back of the boat some water will come in. That's what originally made me think that I have a weight...
04-08-2021, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

I checked tonight and I'm pretty sure that is a...

I checked tonight and I'm pretty sure that is a 20" shaft. Losing the jack plate entirely would drop the engine about 3-4"
04-07-2021, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

I took a couple of photos to illustrate the...

I took a couple of photos to illustrate the engine height. The first is with the jack plate lowered all the way down and the second is with it raised about 1.5" from there, which seems to give me the...
04-07-2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,650
Posted By Shooterschmidty

Thanks Bullshipper! I already sealed the hole for...

Thanks Bullshipper! I already sealed the hole for the transducer wire and am working on removing the old trim tabs now. They do weigh about 30 lbs each, so if nothing else it will be good to get that...
04-05-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,650
Posted By Shooterschmidty

It looks like I can post photos now. Here are a...

It looks like I can post photos now. Here are a few pictures that show the current setup.
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04-05-2021, 06:28 PM
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Views: 2,650
Posted By Shooterschmidty

Thanks, I can see how that would help. These cats...

Thanks, I can see how that would help. These cats definitely have a learning curve, but I love the way it handles chop.
04-05-2021, 06:27 PM
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Posted By Shooterschmidty

Thanks for the input. I'll definitely change one...

Thanks for the input. I'll definitely change one thing at a time as I go forward.

I actually have difficulty getting the bow down without using the trim tabs, hence my suspicion that I have too...
04-04-2021, 05:09 PM
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Views: 2,650
Posted By Shooterschmidty

Help with 18' Cat Craft catamaran

Hello,
I'm wondering if I might be able to get some advice. I recently purchased an 03 18' Cat Craft (very similar hull to the later Caracal) with a 115 Suzuki with a Power Tech, 4 blade 19 pitch...
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