Vector Pad

I have an 84 vector and am currently running an xr4 on it. The boat porpoises terribly during mid range speeds. Now my neighbor has a vking and it doesn't porpoise near as bad so I measured the entire length of the pad on both boats and found that the vking pad is roughly about 5 inches longer than mine. I was wondering if I extended the length of my pad the 5 inches that would bring the pad to the bottom of the transom basically filling in that notch currently between the transom and the pad. Would this make the vector ride like the vking? I really like this boat but I want to find a way to make it ride a little nicer. Have you ever tried this and is so did it work? I would appreciate your input on this matter. This will be my winter project. Also I am installing a bridgeport on the boat for next season and was going to put it directly to the transom would like your input on this as well  




The Vector has more lifting strakes and a wedge in the pad. The V-king and Vector are really apples and oranges. DO NOT add length to the pad. You will kill the boat. Try a cav-plate whale tail to cure the problem at low speed.




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