Vegas XT Setup
bought a 20' Vegas XT with a 200 Black Max, Hyd. Jack plate, Tilt. All
the previous owner knows is the prop is a stainless steel speed
prop. The boat upon take off stands straight up then over revs and I have
to feather the throttle to get it going full speed. Is
there a way to tell what kind of prop I have by measuring it? Do you think
I have the wrong prop on there?
The boat at
full throttle and trimmed walks like crazy. Is there anything I can
do to prevent this?
doesn't seem to corner as well as the old 21' Checkmate my friend had. What's
special about this hull design?
I want to
be able to ski with it but am not sure how I'll get the skier out of the
water while trying to plane it out and not over revving it.
Any set up
on your description, I think you have a chopper prop. For your
combination and the uses you are describing that you want to use it for, I
would suggest getting one of the new trophy four blades. Probably a
24 or 25. This would be a good all around propeller. It will
also drive a little easier. The XT needs to be trimmed down to turn
anywhere near the old Checkmate you are talking about. You need to
get the hull in the water to make it turn as the Hydrostream tends to
glide over the water and the Checkmate tends to go through it. Try
to locate the four blade prop and I think your skiing and handling woes
will go away while maintaining a very good top end.
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