Hi Randy,  It's been a while and I appreciate the feedback on my problems .I took your advice and bought a factory Mercury chopper 10.5 by 18 [$300]. It made my Hustler wake up and fly. It would not plane off so I called Bob's Machine shop and he set me up with a 6 inch hydraulic flats jack and transom wedges. I also had to put a 30# lead weight in the bow. All problems solved. Believe it or not, my little Hustler topped out at 58.7 on my GARMIN GPS and my little 70 MERC was talking to me at 5750 WOT. Perfect and hard to hang on, just how I like it.

Thank you very much for the advice.
Brian Krause of Winona



There is a sweet little mod we used to do to that prop so it holeshots like a drag boat. Top end may increase also. Let me know if you are interested.




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