Vector Pad


I have been waiting all summer for the season to end so I can de-rig my Vector, flip it and start building a quick bottom for it. I am looking for any advice, input or pictures of what to do with this bottom.

I am currently running a 6" set back J-plate, Bob's lwp, on a 2.5 Merc with lots of work done to it in the lake racer class (only allowed 150 psi compression). I have just made many changes to my set up to make this thing more comfortable to run and easier to drive.

I am planning on making all the edges sharp and flat but I was wondering if you had any tricks on what to do on the pad? Should I make it concave like on a V-king or keep it flat? If I do change the running pad how will that change how I plane off and run the 1/4 mile and do I need to make any big changes to the set up? 

Any input is welcome,


First off, I am confused as the V-King has the flat pad and the Vector has the concave one. Big difference on the boat you have. Also, the setup between a Vector and V-King is different. The Vector has more lifting strakes as a V-King has but a couple per side. Not knowing for sure which one you have, I will go with ensuring that all surfaces are flat and true. If it is a Vector, you may want to try running the motor 2 or 3 inches closer to the transom.




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