http://s935.photobucket.com/user/swallace8/media/Transom2_zpsppjrg8rw.jpg.html?filters[user]=143660488&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0[/img]I have a question for the prop experts out there. I have a 16' CC Carolina Skiff with a 30hp Tohatsu. I have Smart Tabs on the boat and a manual jack plate. For some reason I have been having trouble with getting on plane quick and I just had my SS prop cupped? My jackplate was adjusted by the previous owner and I have since cupped the prop and added the trim tabs. Could the jack plate be a tad too high? or would the issue be my prop? Thanks in advance!!
I have a J16 similar to yours except I'm running a 40hp and a PowerTec SWC4 prop. Unfortunately, there's not much you can do to jump it up on plane quicker. I have PTT and electric jack plate and tabs and have tried every combination of trim settings to make it jump out of the hole with no luck. As long as I take it slow and steadily increase my speed I can get up on plane. Personally, I don't mind trading hole shot for skinny running. I can tell you that with this setup I can run shallower than any of my buddies, even the guys running Gheenoe's. Once I'm up on plane, I can run with the bullet above the bottom of the hull. Never leave a prop scar!!! Hope you can tweek your skiff to make it perform the way you like it [smiley=1-thumbsup3.gif]