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  1. Member FlippinFanatic's Avatar
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    #41
    Boat Model & Year: 2006 Nitro 482 SC
    Motor Model & HP: Mercury XR6 150 HP
    Prop Size: 23P Tempest
    RPM@WOT: 5400-5600
    SPEED@WOT: 64 MPH GPS
    Jack Plate Y/N, Size, Man or Hyd.: 6" Vance/Manual
    Below Pad Dimension: 4.5 Inch below pad
    Test Run made with 1 or 2 Passengers: Driver Only
    Fuel Level during Test Run: About 1/2-14- Tank

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    #42
    2011 Nitro Z7 / DC
    2011 150 Pro XS
    24P Tempest Plus
    10" Vance Manual Jack Plate
    2.5" below pad
    5600 RPM
    63.7 GPS
    Chine @ 61
    2 people 3/4 Tank
    Last edited by jdupre; 01-11-2013 at 06:01 AM.
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    #43
    im new hear but i have 2011 z8 daul console 250pro xs 26p fury 3 1/8 bp [ben from 3" to 3.5" bp and dont change much] 70mph at best gps, i am 170# and the boat is not near loaded and half tank of gas. would like to see 75 to 80 like everyone else. any advise? thanks joe
    2011 Nitro Z8 250 Merc Pro XS

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    #44
    Okay after messing around with my boat I finally may have it close to being a little better dialed in.

    2008 Z7
    Mercury 175 Pro XS
    24p Tempest Plus (stock)
    Water Pressure - 12 psi (approx)
    55-5600 RPM
    64.9 MPH
    6" Slidemaster Manual
    ~ 2-3/4 Below Pad
    1 old fat man with a bunch of tackle and about 1/2 a tank of gas

    2013 Phoenix 721/ 250 HP Optimax Pro XS TM1
    Motorguide/Humminbird Helix 10 & 1199/Dual Pro Series II Power Poles

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    #45
    2013 Nitro Z-7
    Mercury OptiMax Pro XS 150
    21p Tempest Plus (all plugs in)
    Water Pressure 13
    5600 RPM
    No Jack Plate
    3 1/2" BP
    58MPH
    5,400 feet above sea level, passenger and 1/2 tank gas tourney load. Just breaking in the boat. Once everything seats correctly I'll get my 56-5700 RPMs and might gain 1-2 mph.

    Over all, pretty impressed with speed and performance off the floor. Everything is factory...haven't messed with a thing. Good speed for such a high elevation (I think). I might play with it a little more, but I'm happy with 60mph.
    Last edited by galaxyrods; 06-23-2014 at 11:22 PM.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2013 Nitro Z-7, 150 Mercury OptiMax Pro Xs, 21P Tempest Plus Prop, DC, 1198 Humminbird at bow, 998 Humminbird on console, 36V Minn Kota #112, Tandem Axels, Bluewater LED's on boat and trailer.

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    #46
    I gotta say I love the Z7's w/200's......fast little phuckers!

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    #47
    Wish the 200's were still available....Bummer!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2013 Nitro Z-7, 150 Mercury OptiMax Pro Xs, 21P Tempest Plus Prop, DC, 1198 Humminbird at bow, 998 Humminbird on console, 36V Minn Kota #112, Tandem Axels, Bluewater LED's on boat and trailer.

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    #48
    I am getting a new 2012 Z7, but not sure if I need the Pro XS 150 or the regular Optimax 150.
    I do not run more that 2 miles on any regular fishing day, so not sure if I need to go with the Pro XS.
    Plus not sue if I want the jack plate or not.
    What do you think please.

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    #49
    the pro xs will be better for resale, plus the added perf you get from a pro xs for very little cost is well worth the extra expense. ie: holeshot, top end speed and fuel economy.

    the jackplate is definitely your call, they say one is not req'rd on a Z7 w/ 150 but I would put one on just to complete the package, it is alot easier to add on now then to worry about it later, plus with no doubt, it is an added bonus for fine tuning your set up.

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    #50
    thanks for the info. ordering this week.

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    #51
    Well, i'm getting the 2012 Z7 with the Optimax 150. I am adding the manual jackplate though. But now the question is the 6" or the 8".
    Last edited by bassmanrich; 01-16-2013 at 08:37 PM.

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    #52
    Between the 8 and 6" the performance diff would be negligible.
    Bryan McDonough
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    #53
    2004 cdx 929 sc
    mercury 200 efi
    wot 51
    5600 rpms
    11 psi
    23 pitch tempest

    porpoises a little until completely out on plane. Any thoughts

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    #54
    Without sounding too ignorant, can someone please explain the "below pad" dimension methodology? Is it the gearbox spline in relation to the bottom of the hull as per below diagram?

    http://www.stevescustomprops.com/ima...easurement.jpg
    Last edited by MakhuluBass; 04-08-2013 at 06:16 AM.

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    #55
    Quote Originally Posted by MakhuluBass View Post
    Without sounding too ignorant, can someone please explain the "below pad" dimension methodology? Is it the gearbox spline in relation to the bottom of the hull as per below diagram?

    http://www.stevescustomprops.com/ima...easurement.jpg
    yes. in the diagram where it says "gap" that is your "prop to pad" measurement. distance between the bottom of the pad to the centerline of prop shaft.
    Derek Chance

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    #56
    Great stats for Nitro set ups , It would help out a bunch if an estimate of the elevation the boat is being run at could be posted also . I'm at 6500' and a big difference in performance.

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    #57
    2014 Nitro Z9 DC Merc 250 Pro XS
    36v Motorguide TM.
    Atlas Plate,
    25p Tempest
    No Power poles

    98-100 degrees both runs.

    Myself:
    25g of gas saw 72.5 mph

    2 people, light partner
    45g+ gas , full cooler
    70.0 mph

    5700-5800 rpms

    After dual power poles installed, 69+ with 2 people and
    about 25g of gas.

    Need to get a prop to pad measurement, I just keep tapping the atlas up till the speed drops. Putting power poles on this week.
    Last edited by BMCD; 09-25-2013 at 10:35 AM.
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    #58
    Glad you got her in Bryan. I am leaning towards swapping out my manual plate for a hydraulic.

    2013 Phoenix 721/ 250 HP Optimax Pro XS TM1
    Motorguide/Humminbird Helix 10 & 1199/Dual Pro Series II Power Poles

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    #59
    Looking for some information... I came here looking at some set-ups. I purchased a Z-8 w/ Mercury 250 Pro w/ Torque Master Foot. I am only getting 68 to 69 MPH consistently with just me in the boat half tank of fuel and empty live well, 26P Tempest prop w/ all 3 plugs, surely this boat should be faster. Any ideas? My hole shot is ok, a lot of nose rise and seems just a bit sluggish during take off. I do have dual power poles and noticed above that seemingly made a difference on the hole shot. I am willing to make adjustments just do not want to make the wrong ones. Thanks

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    #60
    Give us some numbers? RPMs at WOT, and full trim. Holeshot need some idea of how many RPMs ur turning on holeshot. Also post this in the Nitro section. u will get more responses. I rarely check this thread.
    Bryan McDonough
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