'89 Voyager Setup

Hello IHR,

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 cover.

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.  Great Site!

Tom Dougherty
Chisholm, MN

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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Mark C.


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