I’m running a 24 pitch raker 2 and at my best, I’m getting 40-41mph (usually 39). The rear of the boat seems to be lifting severely and I must trim down significantly to make even a slight turn without a blow out. I can only go full throttle at just over 1/2 trim, getting right around 5300-5400 rpms. Anything more and you can hear the blow out with no speed gain. I do have a 4” jack plate on it as well. I started with a 21 pitch viper which spun out at 1/2 trim and over revved after hitting 38 or so. The 24 is better, but I feel like I should be able to run at 5800 without the spin out. Both got excellent hole shot by the way.
The dealer (1.5 hours away) wants to go back to a 21 and take off the 4” jack plate. The plate actually helps keep the lines on the rear deck, so I’m thinking of going with a 22 pitch raker 2.
Any help or recommendations would be great!
The 22" sounds like a good one to try. Let us know the results and you may have to play with motor heights to fine tune everything.
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