Called Phoenix and asked for advice on motor set up. Made the changes they recommended and boat responded like they said it would. lowered the motor to 3.25" below the pad and she stopped chime walking and ran 75.6 GPS in not the ideal conditions. drove very good and I am happy with the boat again. dropping the motor sure helped. Everyone else told me to raise the motor. I was out of motor plate adjustment and still had 25 PSI water. I was looking to put a hydraulic motor plate to get more height. The boat drove terrible, Chime walk and two handed. RPM now is 5800 RPM.
I wish I would have known this last summer.
2013 721 Pro XP / 2013 250 PRO XS
25 Fury Stock
10" Z Lock
3.25" Below the Pad
25 PSI water pressure
No Water in Live Wells
Cooler Full of Beer
2 Men, Full of Gear, Full of Fuel
Slight Chop, Head Wind 10-15 MPH
2013 Merc 250 ProXS
10" Atlas Hyd - Just added two weeks ago, performs best at 11-12 on gauge or about 2.75" below pad
25P Stock Fury 1 large PVS plug @ 1500 ft= 74.5MPH (5800RPM) 42* Water
26P Stock Fury 1 large PVS plug @ 100 ft= 77.9MPH (5700RPM) 47* Water
1/2 TANK Fuel
Looking for Prop suggestions... I know she has more speed
2012 - 719
2012 225 SHO
Manual EZ Lock Atlas
3 inch prop to pad
1/2 tank fuel
From 70-72 it drives like a cadillac on rails. At 73 she is a bit of a handful! Cannot seem to get it to 6k RPM without over trimming it, then it is a complete freaking handful and loses top end.
Holeshot is awesome.
I think I need to buy another prop and send it off to Croxton. Any suggestions?
Well I am getting closer to having my 721 dialed in. I am running a Croxton 26p Tempest Plus re-pitched to 25.5. Hole shot is excellent. I started with the Z-Lock 2-9/16 below pad and have since raised it a 1/4". This weekend my buddy(180) and I (255) (with him driving) hit 73.1 GPS, water temp 79-80 on Sam Rayburn. Chine was there at 72.9, his thought is I can come up a bit more. Rooster tail is still below top of motor. Load was he and I, 1/2 tank of fuel, empty livewells, two power poles, no passenger console, and no seats, etc. It's starting to warm up here in Texas, so running for speed is not going to happen again until late December!
With the water warming up and air temps in the mid-80's, I am pretty happy to get 65-66 with a full load.
2013 Phoenix 721/ 250 HP Optimax Pro XS TM1
Motorguide/Humminbird Helix 10 & 1199/Dual Pro Series II Power Poles
2015 phoenix 920
2015 mercury pro xs 250
26 fury 81.1 @ 5950
12" Atlas this run was made at 2-3/4" below pad
Speed was with just me in boat
22 gals gas my tackle and no water in wells .. Water temp 64 ..
Last edited by BuckF18; 11-06-2014 at 10:07 PM.
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2015 Phoenix 920 Pro XP
2015 Mercury 250 Pro XS
Lowrance HDS Touch 12&9