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15hp getting low speeds
« on: February 11, 2017, 02:21:18 PM »

So I have my 1985 15hp Evinrude.  It is a long shaft motor on a short transom.  Is this the reason I'm only getting 10mph.


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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 02:30:46 PM »

On what kind and size boat?
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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 02:47:29 PM »

14 semi-v Gregor


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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 07:33:24 PM »

14 semi-v Gregor


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I'm not familiar with the boat but I searched it out a little. The 14 foot H and U series weigh in around 900 lbs and they appeaar to have a relatively wide beam at 60" and  63". I'm leaning towards 10mph not being too bad. The long shaft could be slowing you down a little.
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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 12:20:12 PM »

Ya I'm gonna put a jack plate on it to see if that helps


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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017, 05:35:25 PM »

That's a lot of boat for 15 ponies. Is there a max hp rating on it?
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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2017, 05:48:24 PM »

How fast were you expecting to go on a 15 horse? There are several factors contributing to the speed of your rig. Size, weight, fuel, gear, batteries, etc. Lastly, how many people are on the boat?
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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2017, 07:15:45 PM »

Raise the motor til the cavitation plate is level with the bottom of the hull and then play with the trim settings. Takes some time but I think you'll notice a big change.
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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2017, 12:20:01 PM »

Thank you


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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2017, 12:22:06 PM »

Thank you


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Building a side console


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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2017, 07:47:13 AM »

Interesting, keep us posted on the work. I noticed one thing, it looks like a corner of the windshield is covering part of a hatch.?
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2017, 01:41:26 PM »

Interesting, keep us posted on the work. I noticed one thing, it looks like a corner of the windshield is covering part of a hatch.?
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No that is a seat pedestal mount that will be removed


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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2017, 03:42:25 PM »

You may just have a heavy boat. I have a 13ft V hull jon with a 5hp 4 stroke Mercury(Tihatsu) on it. Boat, deck, batteries, trolling motor, and gear probably bring the thing to a total of 500lbs. And I can do 15mph
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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2017, 05:21:46 PM »

You may just have a heavy boat. I have a 13ft V hull jon with a 5hp 4 stroke Mercury(Tihatsu) on it. Boat, deck, batteries, trolling motor, and gear probably bring the thing to a total of 500lbs. And I can do 15mph
I will play with it when I get the jack plate


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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2017, 12:16:49 PM »

Now to clean it up and polish the face


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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2017, 02:30:46 PM »

She is done


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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2017, 08:53:41 AM »

Boat did awesome after months of building and testing


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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2017, 12:04:41 PM »

Looks like you did pretty good yourself! Nice fish! ~c~
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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2017, 01:33:22 PM »

Great looking fish  ~c~ ~c~
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2017, 02:19:40 PM »

Thank u all


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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2017, 10:33:04 PM »

Nice fish man, great job!
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Re: 15hp getting low speeds
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2017, 10:34:00 PM »

Thank you


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