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compounder posted 08-04-2000 08:23 PM ET (US)   Profile for compounder   Send Email to compounder  
Top speed of my Montauk/115 Evinrude has dropped over the recent few months and I have yet to find a reason, except for the age and use on the 115. A friend suggested that I might have a "hook" at the stern because of several years of improper storage on a trailer. How do I tell if I have a "hook?" Will a straight edge placed along the bottom of the hull tell me anything? Any other ways this "hook" might affect performance? Thanks.
bigz posted 08-05-2000 06:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Sight down the keel from the bow and you can see the hook.. if there is one! The stern roller is usually the cause -pushes up the bottom - but the center one can also ruin a hull---

Is your engine still running at the same WOT revs or have you experienced a drop in revs?

Clark Roberts posted 08-06-2000 08:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Compounder, check your engine's compression immediately! Clark

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