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i wanna go fast, i dont need to run shallow, i can just poll into the shallow, any idea on what pitch to gain more speed?
thanks CS :cool:
 

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Sure...pitch all the unnecessary gear in the dumpster.
The lighter the load the faster you go. Otherwise, buy a bigger outboard.
 

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Get one of these !  ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm9r1KwCo8Q&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRZ8QrFjlnc&NR=1
 

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thats why i dont think im gunna have anything that needs a battery, but the factory 9x9p alm. prop isnt gunna cut it
 

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Once you get a baseline go from there ... You will want a stingray to correct porpoising Then perhaps a 10 or 11 pitch prop ...

Get the cav plate 1.5" above bottom of boat


after those things are done all that's left is 2 mph and It's elusive and expensive to get ...
 

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U won't get a major difference in speeed with a 15hp motor. The max speed u can get is around 26 mph light load with right propeller. I tried a powertech 3 blade polished 10" pitch stainless steel and it shoot really good with the NMZ.

If u really want more speed then get a 25.
 

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Spend your $$ on a 25hp.

You can spend a ton of $$ and lighten the boat all you want to go from 26/27 (and still lose 3-4mph with a passenger) with the 15hp, or sell it, find yourself a 25hp and run 32-33 all day long, and lose 1-2 mph with a passenger.

In the long run it'll be cheaper and easier.

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I Don't Think a 25 Hp is a good Idea on a NMZ/Highsider ...
 

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I Don't Think a 25 Hp is a good Idea on a NMZ/Highsider ...

i ran it but id u know how to drive one. check my merc 40 pic on the outboard maintance... hitting 38 MPH with stock with pently of throttle left.
 

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I Don't Think a 25 Hp is a good Idea on a NMZ/Highsider ...
Oh sh*t, missed that one, thought we were talking about an LT here.

Scratch my last post then, stay away from a 25 on a hi-sider!!! You will lose an eye playing in that sandbox for sure.

Another option is to look for one of the 18hp nissan motors, which I think were underrated. I had one and loved it, they're very light and are a great match for a 13 or 15 with an experienced pilot. That will push your hull 28 or so with stock prop.

And they can be had for about twice the cost of a stainless propeller.

The thing to remember here is just how much time will you be saving once you go faster? If your spot is 2-3 miles away, the difference in time to get there with a boat that's even 5mph faster boils down to a handful of seconds.

If your run is 15 miles away, it might be worth it. But who's making a 15 mile run in a gheenoe? And it'd be faster, cheaper and easier to trailer it closer!

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I Don't Think a 25 Hp is a good Idea on a NMZ/Highsider ...


The thing to remember here is just how much time will you be saving once you go faster? If your spot is 2-3 miles away, the difference in time to get there with a boat that's even 5mph faster boils down to a handful of seconds.


AGREED, TRIED AND TRUE

If your run is 15 miles away, it might be worth it. But who's making a 15 mile run in a gheenoe?


ME! BUT IM SPECIAL
 

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By the time you get done tweaking that outboard,
you'll have spent enough money to have purchased another one.

That's ok with me, everyone needs a hobby...  ;)

Trim tabs...
Jackplate...
Cupped stainless prop...
Port and polish the intake and exhaust...
Better reeds...

all for a gain of 3 to 5 mph    ;D

the best part is, about the time you get done tweaking and spending
you'll be bored and start looking for your next boat to play with.
And when you sell, you rarely make back the money spent.

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ohh sorry, when i said tweek i ment the jp tabs prop ect. not actually to the motor, shouls have been more clear lol ::)
 

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By the time you get done tweaking that outboard,
you'll have spent enough money to have purchased another one.

That's ok with me, everyone needs a hobby...  ;)

Trim tabs...
Jackplate...
Cupped stainless prop...
Port and polish the intake and exhaust...
Better reeds...

all for a gain of 3 to 5 mph    ;D

the best part is, about the time you get done tweaking and spending
you'll be bored and start looking for your next boat to play with.
And when you sell, you rarely make back the money spent.

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ohh sorry, when i said tweek i ment the jp tabs prop ect. not actually to the motor, shouls have been more clear lol
you must have missed this..
 

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Didn't miss it at all...I was being polite in pointing out that your question was answered by the "King of Reason" aka Brett.
 

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For me It's worth it for 5 Mph ;-)

In a 13 footer 5 Mph is HUGE
 
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