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1981 Vector

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1981 Vector

Post: # 10052Post Talonkid119 »

I went out on Honoye lake today with some friends and got a couple of runs in with his switzer. Here are a couple pics and a little video of the boat. Im still getting usto the feel of it and getting it up on the pad.
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Re: 1981 Vector

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Here is a little video not the best.... still learning how to drive her.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRy5Nfrvap8
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Re: 1981 Vector

Post: # 10057Post Hippie459MN »

Very nice!!! Loving the colors on that thing for sure. :up:
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1982 Hydrostream Vector
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Re: 1981 Vector

Post: # 10059Post 77viper »

Looks great.

In my opinion it looks like you were trimmed a little high for top end running. Although I know how fun it is to trim up and put on a show.
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Re: 1981 Vector

Post: # 10065Post Talonkid119 »

Yea i think you are right. It seems like maybe i need a hydrolic-jack plate to bring the prop centerline up a bit, otherwise with it down i cant get it to come up on the pad. Or do you think it could be the prop not giving me enough bow lift?

Thanks,
Mike
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Re: 1981 Vector

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What prop are you running and where is your propshaft in relation to the pad?
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Re: 1981 Vector

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Nice lookin' ride! Dial him in, Chet. :up:
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Re: 1981 Vector

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Raise the motor in the top hole mike
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Re: 1981 Vector

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Yea i think i might scott. im just worried maybe going a little higher it mght effect it getting out of the hole more.

Ill measure when i get home to see where the prop centerline is, i want to say its around 3" or so below the pad. The boat has a 26 pitch prop on it ill get the part number to try to figure out more specs on it
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Re: 1981 Vector

Post: # 10177Post Talonkid119 »

Hey Chet the Prop centerline is about 2 1/4 from the bottom pad of the boat. The prop that it has is a Merc 26P Big Ear Chopper with weed cutters the part number is 48 89858 A-4 26P. Have you heard anything good about these props? looking to upgrade soon because this one has some cracks.

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Mike
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