Vector Setup

Hi Randy, 

I am putting together a 1978 Vector.  I am going to be rigging it with a Merc 2.4 pushing about 245hp at the propshaft.  This should be more than enough power for the boat!  Currently the 25 gallon fuel tank is in the bow....should I keep it up there?  I am also looking for a prop that will give this boat great mid-range acceleration, and I would be satisfied with a top speed of approximately 90mph....what do you suggest?  The boat has a jack plate giving about 6 inches of setback.  I debated putting the motor on the transom, but this would have caused the propshaft to sit too low for optimum performance.  


Tim Faught - Toronto, Canada



The Vector with that power is an easy 90 plus. Put the motor on the transom but in the fifth mount hole or all the way up. This puts the propshaft about 1 1/2 inches below and the boat likes it. With a little more rudder you'll have more steering and trim control. The boat will easily exceed 90. Put the tank or some tank in the tail. The more weight in the center the better. Try not to put heavy items on far out points. Just about any GOOD prop will work as the boat is pretty forgiving in this set up. If you want to go 100 then it gets complicated. 

                                     Good luck and be safe with all that power.




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Mark C.


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