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    #121
    2009 Z7
    Mercury 150 EFI
    23 Tempest PVS Small plugs in
    No Jackplate
    1/2 Tank 1 200lb person
    5500 RPM
    61 GPS
    17 psi WP
    Chime at 60
    4-5 sec holeshot

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    2010 Nitro Z7
    2010 200 Pro XS
    27 Fury
    6" Slidemaster manual jackplate
    20+ water pressure
    5200 rpm
    72.3 gps
    1/2 tank
    Light load
    One person 185
    50 degree air temp
    45 degree water
    Previous owner had the same setup up to 75.3 according to gps

    Second try setup as above with 26 Trophy
    5500 rpm
    72.1 gps

    Have a worked 26 Tempest to try next that came with the boat.

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    #123
    You're hitting 6000 with a 26???
    I got the same boat and outboard and I can only get up 5500 depending on the prop I've got on it. I've tried Fury, Trophy and Tempest. My jackplate must be too low but the rooster tail is even with the motor. I've seen 70+ a few ones but not those kind of rpms. I thought the limiter kicks in at 5750?

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    #124
    2013 Z7 150 pro XS 10" atlas hydro, 12' Talon no holes hot plate 5500 Rpm 1/2 tank fuel, leisure load
    Single console, croxtenized 22p tempest 58-60 mph max

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    #125
    2010 z7
    2010 optimax 150
    24 tempest
    6" cmc manual plate 3.5"bp
    13-15 psi wot
    5200 rpm wot
    full of fuel all gear and 2 people 52mph
    would like to see a little more speed like you guys are seeing
    all plugs in prop too

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    #126
    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Miller View Post
    2010 z7
    2010 optimax 150
    24 tempest
    6" cmc manual plate 3.5"bp
    13-15 psi wot
    5200 rpm wot
    full of fuel all gear and 2 people 52mph
    would like to see a little more speed like you guys are seeing
    all plugs in prop too
    You need a different prop (smaller) to bring your RPMs up
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    #127
    2017 Z19
    200 Mercury ProXS
    25p Fury
    8” Jackplate
    3” PTP (now raised it up to 2.25" PTP)
    25+ psi at WOT full trim
    5600 rpm
    1 person, tank of fuel, loaded, 69.6 mph (touched 70 gps after raising motor), with 2 people loaded to the hilt, 65 mph.
    Last edited by KCLOST; 12-15-2016 at 07:18 AM.
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    #128
    I have a question also on set up. I have a 2013 z9 . Never had a hydraulic Jack plate where is it best set at for top end speed.

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    #129
    Rb, you have the best situation to be in. Just go out and run it. Find the best Top end speed at different trim levels (most likely close to max) and then raise up the jake plate a little at a time. Watch your water pressure as you raise it. Report back to us...
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    #130
    2015 z8
    250pro xs 25p tempest plus stock
    dual 10' blades w/paddles
    2 hds gen2, 999, 959 h2
    full gear load , half fuel
    112 fortrex/101 terrova link quick brackets
    76.1 GPS at 5950 rpm almost instant wholeshot and boy do I have to much gear.

    73 with me 245, and co angle same size same fuel ^^^^ good holeshot

    69 with three people and full livewels sad holeshot
    Last edited by Fishysam; 12-08-2016 at 06:00 PM.

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    2106 Z20
    250 Pro XS 1.75 TQ Master Lower
    25 Tempest Plus
    3.5 PTP 12" Manual Plate
    6000 RPM
    72.5 MPH
    5/8 Tank Full Gear & I weigh about 350lbs

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    #132
    I have the exact same boat. except its a 2005 with a 2005 Mercury 200 Optimax

    The engine blew awhile back. I had it rebuilt and have recently broken her back in. Maybe 12 hours on new rebuilt engine now.

    Before rebuild I was running in the 69-70 Mph Range Empty with 1 person at 5700 or so rpms, Prop Shaft 3 3/4 inches below pad with the same 10 inch slidemaster jackplate.

    Now, after the rebuild I am barely getting 65 mph... Empty with maybe 10 gallons of fuel and 1 person. at 5450 Rpm. Same height and Jackplate.

    Same Prop.. I just dont get it??

    Quote Originally Posted by Gambler Bob View Post
    This is a good idea

    2003 901 CDX dual console
    2010 200 H.P. Merc Pro XS
    25p Tempest
    Only 5700 RPMs still working on motor height.
    69 MPH
    10" non adjustable slidemaster jackplate got a new jackplate being installed soon.
    3-3/4 below pad
    26 psi
    1 person
    1/2 tank of fuel
    smooth water 32 degree air temp, 55-65 degree water temp

    I will modify this post when i get the boat dialed in.

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    #133
    Did you ever measure your engine height ? Very curious


    Quote Originally Posted by mpino View Post
    2000 Nitro 901 CDX - dual console w/ 200hp Merc Optimax 3.0L
    running a 25p tempest 3blade

    I had a full tank of gas, both livewells full and me and my buddy in the boat, w/ full tourney load.

    It was my 1st time out, the water was a little choppy, I hit 64mph on GPS, boat ran soo smooth and dry, it just skipred over the chop with no issues.

    My rpm was around 5800 - 5900
    will check the motor hieght to see where I am at.

    fished all day, using a 80lbs Minn Kota Fortrex - 24v system.
    batteries lasted and did not let me down.

    I am very happy with my purchase.


    Modified by mpino at 6:41 PM 7/4/2011

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    #134
    only 5200 rpms. you are dogging that motor. you sure that isn't a typo? still getting 72+mph?
    Quote Originally Posted by howard47 View Post
    2010 Nitro Z7
    2010 200 Pro XS
    27 Fury
    6" Slidemaster manual jackplate
    20+ water pressure
    5200 rpm
    72.3 gps
    1/2 tank
    Light load
    One person 185
    50 degree air temp
    45 degree water
    Previous owner had the same setup up to 75.3 according to gps

    Second try setup as above with 26 Trophy
    5500 rpm
    72.1 gps

    Have a worked 26 Tempest to try next that came with the boat.
    Derek Chance

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    #135
    Quote Originally Posted by dchance View Post
    only 5200 rpms. you are dogging that motor. you sure that isn't a typo? still getting 72+mph?
    Yeah that's right with the info. I've got a 25 Fury on it now and it's running about 5700 now. With me and 1/2 tank and loaded it'll run 72-73. Last weekend with me, my son, his partner and full livewells and a tourney load it would top out at 64-65. About the drop off I figured with all the weight.

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    #136
    I haven't messed with mine much but I'm at about 70 with a 25 tempest. What's your prop to pad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dchance View Post
    I haven't messed with mine much but I'm at about 70 with a 25 tempest. What's your prop to pad?
    I've got to measure it and find out. Whenever I mess with a boat setup I usually go by water pressure and feel, don't think I've ever measured one before. So far I've never seen less than 20-22 lbs water pressure with this boat. I'll try and get a number this weekend.

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    #138
    2011 Z7
    150 HP Optimax PRO XS
    24 Tempest Plus
    No Jackplate
    wot - 4900 rpm - 49 mph
    psi 10
    2 1/2" bp
    all my gear & just me 225lbs...
    solid plugs - great holeshot - 2 sec.
    1/2 tank gas
    24v motorguide

    Do I need to lower the motor 1 hole (currently 3rd hole) and get maybe a 23 or 22p to increase rpm and mph??
    Appreciate any thoughts or advice...Thanks......
    Last edited by go phish; 01-04-2017 at 02:53 PM.


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    I just bought a 2012 z8 with a 200 pro xs...just took it out for the first time...it's got a 24 fury in it and the prop shaft is 3 3/4 below pad...there was literally no gear in the boat and half tank of fuel...I could only get 57 mph gps and 5400 rpm...everything I've read says this boat should hit low 60s...do I need a bigger prop? Need to go up on the jack plate?

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    If your water pressure is ok, I would raise the motor. you need to be pushing 5800 rpms. raising it will increase rpms and thus improve speed. keep raising until you lose bow lift or water pressure.
    Quote Originally Posted by broox View Post
    I just bought a 2012 z8 with a 200 pro xs...just took it out for the first time...it's got a 24 fury in it and the prop shaft is 3 3/4 below pad...there was literally no gear in the boat and half tank of fuel...I could only get 57 mph gps and 5400 rpm...everything I've read says this boat should hit low 60s...do I need a bigger prop? Need to go up on the jack plate?
    Derek Chance

    BTS and KVD Line and Lure


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