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 Post subject: Hot foot adjustment??
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:54 pm 
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I got a 150 Optimax on a Tr-186. I can have it trimed out and floored and it will do 5200 RPM's at 60 to 61 MPH. The manual said it can max out at 5750 RPMs. My hot foot has a screw on the back of it where the pedal will hit. Should a screw that in so the pedal goes further?? Or not mess with it before I screw something up!?!?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:26 pm 
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Before you mess with anything, what size is your prop, what pitch, where is your motor set to as far as height, all these are variables that can effect your RPM's. I would not mess with the hot foot at all. I run a 24 tempest at 5400 RPM on a Yamaha 150. If I put a 25M prop on it only does 5200 RPM. I have the motor set at 2.75 inches below the pad with a Skeeter 12 inch jackplate. A lot of variables when it comes to the motor set up.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:27 am 
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yep look at the prop size first.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:55 pm 
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It has a 3 blade Tempest 24 pitch. Not sure how high the motor is on the jake plate, but its alot higher than my last boat.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:59 pm 
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ok. I have one of those at the shop. I'll see whats on it & let you know..

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:03 am 
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I also have the same rig and 5200 rpms gives me a better ride. I adjusted it up and got 200 more rpms, but it chine walk really bad and had to fight it too much for a one or two mph. Tritons are known for that.

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Got a buddy up here with the same rig, full T load he gets close to 70 this time of year at 5700 RPM. The right setup was definatly the key. He and our prop guru up here spent almost two weeks on the river over the winter getting it tuned in for the right prop, then "tweaked" the prop, and then set the engine height. Next time I see either one of them I will try to remember to get the details.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:13 pm 
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Mine will start to walk on me if I have it trimmed out and floored. I just let off a little and trim down a hair it rides good then. And its AWESOME on gas and oil. Save a little $$$$ to have a toy.


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I had to lower my engine 1 inch to keep it from slipping out from under me at WOT. Now at 5200 I run fast enough and slip in frequently @WOT. 23 Tempest on a TR185.o3 Boat and Merc.

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the 24 is the same one thats on the boat we have here at the shop. ..

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:50 am 
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Thanx yall for lookin into it for me. Im not gonna worry about the thing. Try put some fish in it to make it look better!!


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