'73 Glastron 160

I restored this boat last year in 02. Iíve put a 150 xr2 with a 4 inch set back on it. Iíve raised the motor so that the four water pickup holes above the prop shaft are split. Two above & two below the bottom of the transom. Iíve also installed trim tabs because the boat liked to porpoise. The holeshot is great. The boat will go 63 mph according to the speedo, cruise all day around 50. Would probably go faster but it goes out of control at wide open throttle. Iím used to the chine walking but just want to go a little faster. Iím running a 23 quicksilver prop. This is my starter boat. Iím currently working on a 82 V-King , so if the advice is good Iíll be aggravating you for a lot more advice in the near future.

Thanx, Big Jim

  

Big Jim,

With the round keel of the Glastron, you've done pretty good so far. The V-King will amaze you with it's good handling. Try the same setup with the V-King with a 26 chopper or something similar and you'll be in the ball game. Not much to do with the Glastron, because it will handle worse the faster you go.

Randy

 

 

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Thanks,
Mark C.

 

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