'89 Voyager Setup
I am in need of some advice on my 1989 Voyager XT with a 1989 225hpYammie.
Just got this boat and am new to this high performance stuff.
I think my set-up is out of whack. Current is 1" of set-back,
cable steering, 14x25 SRX, homegrown gearcase, 13 gal. gas tank in rear of
boat, motor in top hole, and propshaft about 2 1/2" below pad, stock
motor, stock hull.
Seems this boat has to be severely trimmed to get it on the pad and then
it chines pretty good. I see anywhere between 5,500 - 6,300 rpms
depending on how far I trim.
Picked this boat up in New Brighton, MN and the tag on the brain box says
"Vruwink Equipment, Lake Lillian, MN". I know I have to
watch my weight dist. pretty good and am in the process of obtaining a bow
Can the IHR help me to set this boat up to perform a bit better? I
am leaning toward a thru hub exhaust prop as I do pull some tube's and
skier's, yet want a 70-80mph top end. The SRX has a hard time
starting with somebody behind the boat.
I have included a few pictures of my gearcase and motor for your review.
p.s. - do you know what the small pinhole is that is above and to the
right of the
gearcase water intake?
A 26 Laser II is a good overall prop. I just set one up with a 26 chopper
that I cut like an E.T. Lightning and that boat really rocks. Not a good
ski prop though. The Laser just works good in all areas. That is why I
lean towards it.
The hole is a drain for water from the center section.
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