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    Nitro Set-Up's

    Can we get something stickied where everyone can list their set-ups? This is talked about so much and would be a great reference for those looking and comparing. Here are somethings that came to my mind but There could be more...

    Boat Model & Year
    Motor Model & HP
    Prop Size
    WP
    RPM@WOT
    SPEED@WOT
    Jack Plate Y/N, Size, Man or Hyd.
    Below Pad Dimension
    Test Run made with 1 or 2 Passengers
    Fuel Level during Test Run


    Modified by GRR884 at 3:47 PM 3/4/2011

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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (GRR884)

    Sure we did this awhile back, start posting info and we can sticky it.

    2011 Z9 250 Pro XS
    25p Fury
    72 @6k rpms
    Holeshot 2-3 seconds
    3/4 tank, me @275lbs, all tackle.
    3" below pad

    Updated: 25p Fury with the Bob Action Jac plate.
    73.9 @6k rpms
    1/2 tank
    me @270lbs, all tackle.
    Was playing with the plate so no idea where the best height was.

    26p B&B'd Tempest
    72+ @6k RPMS
    Holeshot 3 seconds
    1/2 tank 2 people, all tackle.
    3" below pad.


    27p Tempest stock
    72.9 @5850 RPMS
    Holeshot 3 seconds
    1 person 1/2 tank
    3" below pad
    The holeshot plate seems to be really helping me out getting out of the hole.
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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (GRR884)

    2008 Nitro Z9
    Mercury 250 PRO XS
    26 Tempest Plus
    6000
    74.1 but still playing
    10" Slidemaster manual adjustable
    2 3/4" bellow pad
    18 PSI H2O
    Just me in the boat
    1/4 tank of fuel
    Full fishing gear load
    Water was like glass
    80* air temp



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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (transamz9)

    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.
    Gambler 2200/250 Pro XS

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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (Nitro Bob Rourke)

    1996 884 Savage DC
    150 Mercury EFI
    23p Tempest 2 open 1 closed
    3" below pad w/ 6" jackplate
    20 psi at 5900 RPM
    63.5 mph GPS
    1 person tourney loaded and full tank

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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (GRR884)

    Here is mine

    2008 Z7
    175 Pro XS
    B&B'd 24 Tempest plus( Tuned by DAH propeller)
    6000 rpm at wot
    68 mph gps
    6" slidemaster manual jackplate
    propshaft 2.5" below pad
    test run with just me.
    1/2 tank of fuel and a full load of fishing gear.

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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (GRR884)

    Isn't there already a site here: http://www.bassboatcentral.com/nitro.htm

    But I'll play:

    2005 Nitro 288 Sport
    Optimax 225
    24P Trophy
    5650 WOT
    68 mph
    No Jack Plate
    3.5" below pad
    2 passengers, total Gross weight about 3,450 lbs.
    Full tank

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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (GRR884)

    2010 NITRO Z8
    MERCURY 200 PRO XS
    25P FURY
    5600 RPMS
    70.2 GPS
    FIXED 10" JACK PLATE
    JUST ME IN BOAT BOTH LIVE WELLS FULL
    HALF TANK OF FUEL

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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (Brandon Johnston)

    2006 Nitro CDC 911
    Mercury 250 Verado
    25p Tempest Plus
    6200 rpm
    69.5 GPS - next stop Fury 25p
    stock engine mount - about 6" set-back
    3" bellow pad
    450 lbs. of humans
    1/2 tank - 180 lbs. of gas
    Full fishing gear load
    Water was mild rippled
    80 degF air temp
    90 degF lake water temp

    HDS5 & 7, LSS-1, networked

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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (GRR884)

    2010 Nitro Z-7, 2010 Mercury Opti-max
    Prop: Tempest Plus Re-Pitch to 22 and BP by Mark Croxton
    Jackplate: Rite-Hite 6" manual 3 1/2 BP (12 p.s.i.)
    Speed: 59 best conditions, average 57.5-58.5 GPS
    RPMs: 5600
    Load: Tournament Load, 2 people, 1/2-3/4 tank, empty livewell
    Hole Shot: 3 1/2 Seconds
    Conditions: Air temp: 50F, winds 5-10, 1/2 ft waves
    Electronics: Lowrance Mark 5x DSI, Eagle 640c, Eagle Fishelite 480
    Trolling Motor: Motorguide wireless W75 60" shaft
    Hire Lures BuzzWalker quick-clip on topwater blade
    2013 Nitro Z7 150 Opti

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    2010 Z7
    200 Pro XS
    25P Fury-stock
    21 p.s.i
    5400 rpm
    70.1 m.p.h.
    no jackplate
    3 3/4 below pad
    tourney load, 1 person
    full tank
    water temp 58 deg.-air temp 75 deg. winds 10 - 15 m.p.h.
    1/2 to 1 ft. chop

    With 250# partner add 1.5 sec to hole shot and 2 m.p.h. less top speed
    would like to get 300 more r.p.m.- can't justify a jackplate since I haven't found many doing any better.
    -storing/balancing gear in boat works wonders on the chine walk.
    can drive boat at full trim and wide open all day. No hot foot. If there is lots of boat traffic, have to trim down to cut waves.

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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (GRR884)

    2010 NITRO Z8
    MERCURY 250 PRO XS
    26P FURY
    5800 RPMS
    78.3 GPS
    adjustable 8" JACK PLATE
    JUST ME IN BOAT



    Modified by GOTTA BIG SACK at 6:34 PM 4/20/2011
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    Nitro 1997 LX DC
    Mercury 120 HP
    Not sure of the remainder...I just bought the boat last year and will post the results soon.
    Been fishin' since I was 5 years old...Thanks Grandpa!


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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (GRR884)

    2009 Nitro Z7
    2009 Mercury Optimax 150
    24p Tempest Plus
    5350 RPM @ WOT
    59-60 MPH GPS
    No Jack Plate
    Second Row of Holes Down on Outboard Mounting Bracket
    Test Run - 1 Passenger
    Fuel Level - Unknown, between 1/2 and 3/4 I guess

    This boat seems to float around 60MPH gps all the time, loaded or unloaded. It makes very little difference wether it's just me, or me and a passenger. It is ALWAYS loaded with my gear, never ran it without my gear, so I am sure it will go faster. 60 is ok with me.
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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (GRR884)

    2008 482sc
    2008 150 EFI
    24p tempest plus
    5600 RPM
    63.9 mph/gps,
    no jackplate motor mouted high as it will go
    2 people full gear half tank of gas
    moving trolling motor batteries to the back this year to see what happens
    2008 Nitro 482
    2012 Mercury 150 Pro XS sn.1B918408
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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (CANNITRO482)

    2008 Z-7
    Various setups I’ve tried - all numbers full load, 1/2 tank, no livewell, and 1 person (large person)

    Original Setup
    150 EFI
    23p Tempest plus - 2 large plugs
    3" below pad
    18 psi WP
    5700 rpm
    61 mph GPS
    ~4 sec holeshot
    no jackplate
    tourney load
    chine @ 58 mph

    Original Set-up w/6" JP
    150 EFI
    23p Tempest plus - 2 large plugs
    2 3/4" below pad
    18 psi WP
    5700 rpm
    64 mph GPS
    ~3 sec holeshot
    6" jackplate
    tourney load
    chine @ 60 mph

    200 Opti – 26 Fury
    no plugs
    3" below pad
    20+ psi WP
    5450 rpm
    73.4 mph GPS
    ~3 sec holeshot
    6" jackplate
    tourney load
    chine above 65 mph

    200 Opti – 25 Tempest Plus
    3 large plugs
    3" below pad
    20+ psi WP
    5750 rpm
    71.3 mph GPS
    ~3-4 sec holeshot
    6" jackplate
    tourney load
    chine above 62 mph

    200 Opti – 25 Fury
    no plugs
    3" below pad
    20+ psi WP
    5700 rpm
    72 mph GPS
    ~3 sec holeshot
    6" jackplate
    tourney load
    chine above 65 mph

    200 Opti – 25 TXP OT4 w/PVS
    Cav ring – large plugs
    3" below pad
    20+ psi WP
    5700 rpm
    71 mph GPS
    ~3-4 sec holeshot
    6" jackplate
    tourney load
    chine above 68 mph, quirky feel mid range

    200 Opti –Bravo 1 modified
    25p Bravo 1 (24 repitched to 25, dual PVS, cut barrel)
    6 solid plugs
    2" below pad
    20+ psi WP
    5700 rpm
    69 mph GPS
    ~2-3 sec holeshot (really just jumps on plane)
    6" jackplate
    tourney load
    chine at WOT

    200 Opti –Bravo 1 modified
    25p Bravo 1 (24 repitched to 25, dual PVS, cut barrel)
    6 solid plugs
    2" below pad
    20+ psi WP
    5700 rpm
    69 mph GPS
    ~2-3 sec holeshot (really just jumps on plane)
    6" jackplate + 2” spacers
    tourney load
    no chine to speak of

    200 Opti – 25 Fury
    no plugs
    2" below pad
    20+ psi WP
    5650 rpm
    71-72 mph GPS
    ~2-3 sec holeshot
    6" jackplate + 2” spacers
    tourney load
    very little chine below 70

    200 Opti – 26 Fury
    no plugs
    2" below pad
    20+ psi WP
    5450 rpm
    73-74 mph GPS
    ~2-3 sec holeshot
    6" jackplate + 2” spacers
    tourney load
    very little chine below 70
    Last edited by TRCM; 05-22-2012 at 03:49 PM.

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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (TRCM)

    Now That's what I call keeping stats!!!! WTG!!

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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (Petereric)

    200 Opti – 25 Fury
    two plugs
    1 3/4" below pad
    20+ psi
    5600 rpm
    70 mph GPS is a fast as I have had it, but not top speed
    3 sec holeshot
    6" jackplate + 2” spacers
    tourney load
    chine starts at 68-69 and I hold it there.

    Jimmy Easterling
    Barnwell, SC


    2009 Nitro Z7, Dual Concole, 200 Optimax, 25P Fury, 5.5\" Jackplate and 2\" Spacers.

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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (JimmyE)

    2010 Z-7 w/ 150 Optimax
    23P Tempest
    8" JP set at 3.25" BP
    5300RPM
    57-58 GPS
    2 PPl, full tank of fuel


    Modified by GRR884 at 7:02 AM 6/29/2011

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    Re: Nitro Set-Up's (GRR884)

    2011 Z8
    Pro XS250
    26 fury
    10" manual Jacplate
    Powerpole ( makes a difference on hole shot)
    77.6mph top speed 2men 1/2 tank fuel med load 3 3/4 BP
    68mph full tourney load plus full wells.
    CHANGE SETUP TO 3 1/4 BP
    72mph Full tourney load and full wells
    Haven't ran it on a light load at this setting.

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