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I picked up my new motor! 25 Jan 2024 02:02 #127920

You may have already said, but are you running it without wood on the outside?
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I picked up my new motor! 25 Jan 2024 01:13 #127918

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I only have this one picture. I’ll have to take some more.

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I picked up my new motor! 23 Jan 2024 22:44 #127904

Great to hear it is doing well. 
Getting the setup right is really critical on these very light, flat bottom, round chine boats. Hitting the sweet spot makes for a very fun to drive boat, it should feel light and quick and turn on a dime. 
It helps to have a tach but it sounds like you have the prop you need if a 13” prop without cupping hits the rev limiter and the 13” with cupping doesn’t. 
Are you using the breakaway jack plate you discussed earlier?
How high is it, cavation plate to bottom?
Did you have any porpoising?
How about posting some more photos of the setup, we all like photos. ;-)
 
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I picked up my new motor! 23 Jan 2024 21:25 #127903

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Hi Ray
I think I have the height dialed in. I couldn't hit the rev limiter with a 13 pitch prop. I put a Michigan wheel cupped 13 on it and could hit rev limiter. I hit 28-29 mph. I'm pretty happy with it. We had no river this year so I ran on lakes. I think more tweeking is necessary. I could go higher with the motor but if I don't trim down in a turn it cavitation is bad. I have some short videos of it. I'm not sure I can post them on here. Technically challenged. Thanks much for your input!  
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I picked up my new motor! 20 Sep 2023 00:07 #126869

Did you get that new motor broke-in, and all squared away? 
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I picked up my new motor! 19 Sep 2023 23:53 #126867

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It is a 30.

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I picked up my new motor! 11 Jul 2023 00:38 #126137

Nice motor!  Is that a 25 or 30 hp Tohatsu?

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I picked up my new motor! 10 Apr 2023 16:27 #125114

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Ray 
The only control on the kick up is a spring similar to the steering springs we run but much bigger. I plan on picking your brain about final motor height. But I want to complete my break in first. I greatly appreciate your input. I have been boating a long time and did a four year hitch in the Navy but I’ll be the first to admit Feathercrafts and all this setback is knew to me.
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I picked up my new motor! 10 Apr 2023 10:38 #125112

Wow, that is the first I have heard about those units, a very interesting setup.
I’m sure they considered this, is there anything that helps control the momentum of the engines kick up if something is hit at speed? 
All the power trim units I have been into have had pressure reliefs to allow the motor to kick up when it strikes something but they are all have a pretty high pressure setting and hitting something hard enough that it kicks the engine up results in a pretty violent and sometimes damaging event.

By the way, with the additional setback of that bracket you can run the engine even higher without prop venting or cooling problems, that might be an advantage in the infested waters you’re running in.
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I picked up my new motor! 10 Apr 2023 02:50 #125111

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From todays ride.

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