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whaleryo posted 06-29-2001 04:12 PM ET (US)   Profile for whaleryo   Send Email to whaleryo  
The Tilt& Trim on my 70h Yamaha is out of order and will be repaired after the season. What is the best position for the engine, given that it is not changable? I seem to be able to go 15 mph or 50 mph on my 15',with nothing in between.
where2 posted 06-29-2001 05:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
It's usually a matter of what you have in the boat. I know before I added PT&T to my 70 Johnson, I could run second hole up from the bottom and do anything, but if I wanted to run flat out with an almost empty boat, I could notch it up to the middle hole with a little extra coaxing to get her on plane. She never was really happy trying to pull a slalom skier out of the hole with it in the middle notch. Trial and error is your best option.
whaleryo posted 07-03-2001 09:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaleryo  Send Email to whaleryo     
Problem Solved!!!! I added a $30 Doel-fin and the boat handles great!. It jumps to a plane from a hole shot and planes at much slower speeds. I wish all problems could be solved this easily.
bselorch posted 07-08-2001 09:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for bselorch  Send Email to bselorch     
I also have a Doelfin on my 15 ft w/48 Johnson and it made a huge difference. Planes much easier and steers much better.
Bigshot posted 07-08-2001 06:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I took mine off my last 15, slowed me down 3mph. Better holeshot but with a 70 and PT, it broke your neck w/o it. Glad to see it works on boats w/o trim.

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