Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Socalbassmaster

Ok Guys got a good one here

Recommended Posts

We have an 1989 anger 390v 200 merc black max 19.3 ft jack plate and all.

I'm a big guy when I fill both tanks and me and my team go fishing, it takes my partner to sit on the front deck to get the boat on plane.

I know the weight issue is that main thing we have figured I'm 270 my partner is 210 and the fuel is about 500 pounds.

Maybe more or less,

I have moved that jack plate from top to bottom and unless the fuel goes down we don't plane unless he sits on front deck.

I'm thinking one tank or split half and half to drop some weight, or is it just me not setting my jack plate right it is hyd, so I can move it all over the d**n place.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How is the motor running? What kind of RPM's are you running and what about water pressure. I'd try moving some weight (fishing tackle) around in the boat and start with the motor about 3" below pad and see what that would do. Slowly move the motor up alittle at a time, but watch the water pressure. Most people say to never let it get below 12-15psi. I would think that even with 2 people and a full tank of gas, that the 200 (if it is running strong) would get that boat on plane fairly easy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
How is the motor running? What kind of RPM's are you running and what about water pressure. I'd try moving some weight (fishing tackle) around in the boat and start with the motor about 3" below pad and see what that would do. Slowly move the motor up alittle at a time, but watch the water pressure. Most people say to never let it get below 12-15psi. I would think that even with 2 people and a full tank of gas, that the 200 (if it is running strong) would get that boat on plane fairly easy.

the motor seems to be running great I get 6  thousand rpm's and once it gets up on plane look out it's supper smooth I will try to start with motor at 3 inches below skids

maybe I have been putting it to low I always thought go low at first then bring it up to get max speed I will try higher and go from there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with surfer.  I would try a Hydrofoil.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check and see if the subfloor is full of water. Some of the older boats foam became waterloged and the substructure would carry a lot of extra weight from the water that accumulated over time. Just a thought, I have seen some that carried a lot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I drove a boat with a hydro foil and it seem like it wanted to tilt the boat to adjust for motor torq. And if you were not care full it would porpoise

I raised my motor about 4 inches from where I thought would be a great start, and it seems to work better I will do more testing this week as I'm off from filming. So I will try adjusting  the hyd jack plate up a little at a time till it jumps out of the water. If not I will look into a different prop. the prop now is a stainless steel prop qicksilver 48 24 pitch 3 blades

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hydrofoil is cheaper than a new prop.  But it could be the prop.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×