Rigging a new Voyager with a 300X?

Randy,
I am thinking about buying a new Hydrostream Voyager and rigging it with a new Merc 300X.  I am looking for a family friendly rig that I can still get some top-end thrills from.  Thinking of a 10" Bob's hyd. fast jack, hyd. steering, and one of my Mazco RE3's for top end and probably a high-five for skiing. Do you know if anyone ever set one like this up yet??? Any recommendations on lower-unit choice, set-back, steering, ect.?  

Jim....Livonia, Michigan

 

Jim,

Sounds like a good project, but get the shortest jackplate Bob's makes. 4 - 6" would be the most as the motor will push 500 lbs. and upset the balance if too far back. A Sportmaster with the 1:75 ratio is preferred, but a Torquemaster 1:75 ratio gearcase with a Bob's or J&J marine nosecone would probably run better. The hydro steering is ok, as is your prop selection. I would not be afraid of this one. Go for it!

Randy

 

 

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Thanks,
Mark C.

 

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