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Trying to set up VKING Yt it's a 2003

Have questions about setting up your boat? Engine height, setback, prop, etc.
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Re: Trying to set up VKING Yt it's a 2003

Post by Junior stanley » Mar 28, 2017 9:40 pm

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Re: Trying to set up VKING Yt it's a 2003

Post by AdamDK » Mar 29, 2017 5:24 pm

My cousin had a similar setup on his VKing several years back.
He got 98mph running a 14.5" x 30 pitch cleaver.

Hippie actually created a thread about his boat.
http://hydrostreamforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=472

I threw up a video on YouTube of me in it with him driving (obviously) back in 08. Its crappy video quality and over 7 minutes long.
I was trying to get closeups of the tach and speedo but it was a bumpy ride. I eventually gave up and got some over-the-windshield shots.
We got around 85mph. Medium chop on the lake in spots.
But that Merc screams at 6500+.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qphMYoolxY&t

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He says that your 84 sounds about right for your 26 chopper. Says you'd probably get 100+ with a 30-32 chopper.
And you shouldnt need a jackplate with a 15" mid.
Or are you talking about setback instead of height?

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Re: Trying to set up VKING Yt it's a 2003

Post by transomstand » Mar 30, 2017 11:12 am

Junior stanley wrote:
Mar 28, 2017 7:30 pm
I have been 1/2 above no lift almost ride nose down running a 26 chopper I have trying a few different props now

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The Chopper is killin ya. When you get to near the level of the pad, Choppers run out of bite real quick. Send it out and have cup added, that will wake it up. I think you'll want more pitch too, what rpm are you turning?
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Re: Trying to set up VKING Yt it's a 2003

Post by Junior stanley » Apr 04, 2017 1:02 am

I can turn it over 7 I think I have turned it about 7600

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Re: Trying to set up VKING Yt it's a 2003

Post by transomstand » Apr 04, 2017 5:58 am

Something is not right there. With a 26 that thing should want to go over 8000.
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Re: Trying to set up VKING Yt it's a 2003

Post by Junior stanley » Apr 04, 2017 8:33 am

Your correct I have turned it over 8

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Re: Trying to set up VKING Yt it's a 2003

Post by Junior stanley » Apr 04, 2017 8:41 am

U think I need to just go up 1/2 inch above the pad

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Re: Trying to set up VKING Yt it's a 2003

Post by transomstand » Apr 04, 2017 12:04 pm

It needs to go higher, but going higher is meaningless without a lot more prop.

Setup is a combination, there is no single fix.
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Re: Trying to set up VKING Yt it's a 2003

Post by Junior stanley » Apr 04, 2017 1:32 pm

True I have a buddy that has a 30 et I going to try it

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Re: Trying to set up VKING Yt it's a 2003

Post by transomstand » Apr 04, 2017 2:12 pm

It should haul *** with that.
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