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    Tin Rig Setups

    Hey everyone,
    This is the thread where you post your setup info to help out other guys trying to get the best performance out of their rigs. Especially guys getting new boats set up or adding accessories. Please add a title to your post with the model of boat and year so it is easier to find when folks are scanning through. Provide any specific info such as wot rpm, prop pitch and what type of prop, water pressure, which mounting hole the engine is mounted on the transom or jack plate if you have one and which type, prop to pad or hull bottom measurement you are running holeshot speed and overall handling characteristics and type of load you carry. If you have multiple props or setups you run for different conditions post info for all of them. The more info the better and the more it helps. If you would like to post the link for a thread about a setup that is ok as well the limk will always be there if somone wants to comment or ask a question later on it will appear back at the top. Also please do not comment on this thread in the sticky. If you have a question or comment on the setup of interest please PM that person directly or start a new thread in the regular forum below. This way this sticky thread is easier to navigate and less confusing


    Here is my setup:

    2008 Bass Tracker PT175
    2010 Mercury Optimax 115
    6" CMC manual jack plate
    Modified 22P Laser II prop
    Cup added to prop by Mark Croxton
    3 7/8" below pad for top speed. 5" below for all around handling
    55.2 MPH GPS myself and full of gear
    57.4 MPH GPS with 1/4 tank of fuel 3 batteries myself and empty compartments.
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    2008 Bass Tracker PT175
    2010 Mercury Optimax 1.5L
    Smartcraft Mercmonitor
    6" CMC Manual Jack Plate
    Mark Croxton Modified Laser Prop
    Motorguide Pro 70
    Bluewater LEDs
    Humminbird 898 SI and 788ci at Console
    Humminbird 898 SI at Bow Ethernet Linked
    57.4 MPH GPS


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    2012 Tracker PT175

    2012 Bass Tracker PT175 TXW
    2012 Mercury 75 Optimax (Modified)
    24'' Laser II
    6'' Vance manual jack plate
    5.25'' below non-pad. (all around performance, not top speed)
    52MPH GPS at 5800 rpms
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    2003 Tracker PT175

    2003 Tracker 175PT
    2004 60HP Fourstroke Mercury Bigfoot
    Currently I get 35 mph at 5950rpms
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    2003 Bass Tracker 175PT with a 75HP Mercury 4stroke EFI.


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    2005 Polar Kraft 180 HP PRO

    2005 Polar Kraft 180 HP Pro, 2003 Yamaha VMax 150 HPDI, 23-m prop, 60.9 @5750 loaded by myself.
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    2001 Crestliner CX1860

    2001 Crestliner CX1860 with Johnson 90hp
    19p aluminum prop
    43mph gps so far...

    I'm saving for a 20p SS Raker prop. I'm heavy at 345lbs so I've been playing with the weight in the boat and think I may have a new top speed as I achieved 43 with partner, full tank and full livewell in tourney. Once I get to 45 I'll be happy.

    UPDATE!!!

    My dad fixed my tachometer. Pole settings were stuck, moved, something??? Anyway, we took the boat out on Thursday. 3/4 tank of gas, normal tackle, forgot to put plug in livewell so about 4" deep in livewell. I hit a top speed of 42.1mph at 5450 rpms. That was running in about a 8-12" chop. I'm 350lbs and dad is 220, so we have a lot of weight in boat. I found that when I started to get some prop blowout if I kept it right on the edge of letting loose it would finally grab and I could inch the trim up on it. By doing this I gained the lift I was sure the boat could do. Trimmed this high turning is out of the question though as it would immediately let loose. I'm just tickled to have it where it is. Marina agreed to let me try a used prop out if they had what I wanted in stock so I'm gonna do that on my next trip if I can. I want to see what a 20 or 21 ss prop would do for me.
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    2008 Tracker PT190

    not too much here, 2008 190tx, 90 optimax (underpowered i know) added 8ft sportmans II pp, stainless prop 19p - 41mph , added gas cylingders to deck lids, recessed tm tray-and uh that is about it. planning to go 24v tm soon.
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    2013 Crestliner VT-17

    2013 Crestliner VT-17 Mercury Optimax 75, Power Tech RAF#R1, 19P--40.4mph GPS loaded one person---(now here is the kicker) speedo is only 1.8 mph below gps---closest I have seen in all my years in the boat business!!!!!!
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    2013 Lund 2010 Predator

    2013 Lund 2010 Predator w/ 225 ProXS. 21 Tempest. Ran it once so far after break in with 2 (500lbs of)people, tourney gear, and 50gal of fuel in 25-30mph winds. 58.1gps but did get some chine walk I blame on the wind and had to slow down. They say I should get 62-64, so that's my goal.
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    2011 Crestliner VT19

    2011 Crestliner VT19
    2011 115hp Optimax
    19" ss 4 blade and no jackplate
    50 mph gps alone and empty livewell.
    I know I can get better speeds, but I lost my need for speed and I prefer to keep my warranty.
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    Xpress H18SS

    Xpress H18SS Yamaha 115 full load 1/2 tank me at 297 and wife,49gps
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    2010 Tracker PT190

    2010 tracker 190 tx Motor raised one hole from bottom 115 Optimax loaded and alone 45.+ mph gps 5600 rpm. Hydrofoil may be hurting the top end.
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    2012 Tracker PT175

    2012 Bass tracker 175 TXW
    2013 75hp Mercury optimax (modified)
    LaserII 13 1/2x25p cupped.
    6" Rapid jack (Hydrodynamics) 5.25" below pad, 5800 WOT 53mph GPS no gear, 1/4 tank of gas. Myself on a good day.
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    2013 Lowe 18HP Stinger

    Specs below. I've hit 54.6 at 5800 in a slight chop at 56 degrees air temp. The last two times I've run in smoother water and air temp of 70 degrees and have gotten 53.3 and 52.6 at 5600. Motor is on second hole and Lowe has welded a bead on second and third steps to stop porpoise. Mine also looses bite on right turns, but a trim bump down takes care of it.
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    2015 Ranger RT188; Mercury Optimax 115ProXS; 20" Laser II
    Minn Kota Fortrex 80; GForce Handle; GForce Eliminator; Cool Foot Trolling Motor Pad
    TM Prop Nut;TrollEZE; Troll Perfect; Twin Helix 7 SI Combo; BBT 4" Angled Bow Mount;
    Twist Step Boarding Ladder; EZEE Step ES1; BAC RAC Rod Storage; Lock-N-Haul

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    2007 Tracker PT190

    Quote Originally Posted by gpbassbuster View Post
    not too much here, 2008 190tx, 90 optimax (underpowered i know) added 8ft sportmans II pp, stainless prop 19p - 41mph , added gas cylingders to deck lids, recessed tm tray-and uh that is about it. planning to go 24v tm soon.
    I have the same rig you do except mine is a 2007 190 TX, with a 90 hp 2006 Optimax. We may be underpowered but the gas milage is great. I have installed an CMC 5 1/2" manual jack plate and raised the motor some, have not measured the pad to prop dimension. I am running 45 to 47 mph, GPS depending on conditions. My prop is a Mercury Trophy Plus 21"P. I was running the same speed you are with a 19" Laser II but could never run WOT and trim it out without exceeding reccomended 5,750 RPM's and motor shutting down. Now I am staying it the 5600 RPM range.
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    2006 Tracker PT175

    2006 tracker 175 2003 25 hp 2 stroke. 22.4 mph gps. Horse power limit lakes everywhere. Aluminum 11p prop. 24v trolling set up and humminbird 898. About to upgrade to ss prop.
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    2001 Tracker PT165

    2001 PT 165, 15hp Merc 2 stroke (HP limited lakes). 17.5 mph GPS w/ 9P prop @ 5400 rpm; 16.7 mph GPS w/ 7P prop "redlined" @ 6000 rpm. Probably have another 400 rpm w/ the 7P (6000 is the recommended limit), so, an 8P prop would be ideal. It's a moot point as there will be a 25 hp Merc on the back shortly, probably starting out with a 12P aluminum and will go from there. HB 998 @ the console.
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    2004 Triton V176 Magnum

    '04 Triton V176 Magnum. 115 Optimax. 19p 4 blade SS prop with 2 vent plugs out. Currently the fastest I've got it was about 47.5. I just got a new 22p SS prop though so when that goes on I'm hoping to break 50.

    UPDATE:
    I tried out my new 22P SS prop last weekend. I hit 50, but my hole shot took a beating. I think I'm going to stick with the 19p as I'd rather have a better hole shot than 2-3 mph. The 22p has 3 square vent plugs that I suppose I could drill out. But I don't want to drill out a brand new $300 prop just to see if it works.
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    2008 Triton 170DS SC

    2008 Triton 170DS SC
    2008 90 hp Mercury "Classic" (non Optimax)
    22p Laser II with added cup by Croxton
    No jack plate

    46.5 GPS @ 5800 rpm (but can spin it higher than that)

    Still working on the prop setup. Should be around 50 mph if I ever get it dialed in.
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    2013 Tracker PT190

    2013 Bass Tracker Pro Team 190TX
    2013 Mercury 115hp Optimax Pro XS
    Quiksilver 22p Lightspeed Stainless Prop
    Humminbird Side Imaging at Console
    Humminbird Down Imaging at Bow
    Minn Kota 24v 70lb thrust trolling motor

    51.2+ mph at 5800 RPM's
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    2008 Crestliner

    Hey guys, I have a 19' crestliner bass boat,its a 2008 wth a 2008 mercury 115 optimax. I have a 6" jackplate,running a 21 pitch ss prop and get about 49mph at 5600 rpm. My concern is after I take off with trim down I can only trim a tiny bit before it porpoises. I get no prop slip or rooster tail. any help?
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