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COWBOY posted 05-03-2002 04:20 PM ET (US)   Profile for COWBOY   Send Email to COWBOY  
I'm new here, so may have missed this topic. I just repowered with a new 90 Mercury 2 cycle, my highly customized (I know, sacrilidge!) 17 Montauk. It's a dandy flats boat I fly fish out of all over Florida. I'm sure it is heavier aft than a standard Montauk as it has livewells aft and casting deck and more. I installed the motor in the 2nd hole down from the top (as Whaler recommends) and it turns 4900-5000 @ 38 mph w/3 blade 19" stainless prop. I did mid 40s with 115 1992 Evinrude I replaced. All speeds from radar gun and DGPS. I am thinking of raising the motor a hole at a time and trying. Anybody got any information?Will be happy to send photos. Thanks.
lhg posted 05-03-2002 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I think the general consensus here is that you use the middle (3rd) holes in the bracket. A performance series prop would also help, such as a 20" Laser or 19" Trophy Plus (which are recommended for flats boats).
COWBOY posted 05-05-2002 06:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for COWBOY  Send Email to COWBOY     
Thanks for the reply. I'm guessing by "3rd hole",you mean 3rd hole down from top, which would leave 2 holes showing at top of bracket?

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