Vector Pad

Randy

I'm sure I don't have to tell you about all the different opinions concerning the pad on a vector.

Fill it / don't fill it / leave the hook / fill the hook

What's your opinion?

Thanks Brady

 

Brady, 

My opinion is, the only advantage to filling the pad and removing the hook is: 

1.  It drives a little easier, and

2.  It turns better. 

The bad effects are less acceleration, because believe it or not, the hook acts like a wedge and lifts the boat up and clear faster. It is harder to drive and setup, but ultimately it is quicker as it was designed for max efficiency with low horsepower. It carries passengers a little better with the flat pad though. 

Randy

 

 

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Thanks,
Mark C.

 

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