Glastron Carlson Hull

Hi Randy,

I have a 75 glastron/carlson 16cv with a Johnson 110. Iím doing some repairing on the bottom right now and would like to know if it would be worth the effort to remove the hook from the inner strakes? I was planning on leaving the hook in the chines for good low speed handling and hard turning. The boat handles very well but tends to stick to the water at high speeds. The motor is positioned with the cav. plate right at the bottom level of the hull. I also have a set of doelfins on the cav plate. I would also like to know would be worthwhile to install a jack plate with this setup? Iím getting 6100 rpm's with speeds in the low to mid 50's(depending on conditions). What should be my top rpm's with this motor? Book says 5500 and motor is stock. The prop is stainless steel and seems to work well.

Thank you,


The jackplate is tough to get working on that boat because of the steering system. Removing the inner strake hook is right on target.




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