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Guys - I noticed that I need to trim out my small outboard a few inches to get the motor hanging straight down due to the back slant of the motor mount.

Seem to need to go into about the middle pin. It has been many years since I had one of these hulls but I assume this is typical.

I plan to try a few different settings but am wondering what others have found ? Does this hull like the power timmed in a little or out some, or square ?

sarge
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Mine is actually in the bottom pin hole, otherwise it would cavitaty.... but my hull is a knock off.....and I have a 25hp Yamaha on it.

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When I had a 14 tdb with a 25 on it, I had it set on the 1st and second setting depending on how many people or weight I was running, any further out and the boat would porpous a little a top speed. Great boat, have fun Jamie
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First pin for mine as well... original hull, completely flat
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Dick, I always ran the boat set on the first pin setting. It would plane out quicker and would take out the bounce.
Mark Van Sciver
Salem, NJ
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Hi Guys - thanks .......do you all mean the pin closest to the transom or farthest from it...........when you say first pin ?
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The closest to the transom.
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Thanks Jamie - I doubt that will work on this particular boat because of the angle of the transom plate but I will try some different settings as soon as I am registered later this week. The transom plate on this boat angles back away from the hull putting the motor in a fairly severe tucked in position if I were to use the first pin. Looks very strange.
sarge
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Guys - Upon closer examination, I had the trailer tongue up on a couple of cinder blocks which exaggerated the "look" . When I put the trailer back down on the ground and moved the outboard to the first pin, the motor is parallel with the transom. Because the transom and motor mount do angle back some this does tuck the motor...........but not too much.........will likely keep the bow down..........and considering that I am not using much power anyway, I suspect the first or second pin will do the trick. I can see where moving the motor back away from the transom could cause porpoising, especially with more power.

Thanks everyone for the info on this !
sarge