Viking/Merc Bridgeport & Prop Slippage
Iíve got a Ď78 Viking that has been
lightened quite a bit. Klegecell flooring, reinforced transom,
even sanded some of the glass out of the deck and in other places to make
it lighter. Iíve added a 6in slidemaster plate and I am
considering centering the steering. Iím running a 2.4L BP
Merc, shaved the heads .060 , opened the exhaust, bumped the timing, put
on a Holley bluepump @ 5psi, and added a Bobs Nosecone and land and sea
plumbing kit. Iím turning a new Mazco RE3 29pitch 7300 and my hole shot
is killer (pulls the prop over to 8000 out of the hole). The
center of my prop shaft is approx level with the bottom of the pad. How
fast do you think Iím running and how much slippage should I expect?
Any of your ideas and suggestions would be appreciated.
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