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New Boat Set Up
« on: September 06, 2019, 01:36:12 PM »

Have you ever noticed that newly delivered boats seem not to be set up correctly.  Prop selection issues coupled with motor height seem to be the major culprit.   I wonder why dealers always seem to miss the set up usually on the deep side.  Do they not know or is that purely a factory set up problem.  Either way it is a crappy way to start a relationship with your new boat.  You would think they would at least get this part right.  I guess if you have a hydraulic jack plate this is not an issue but it is for boats without a jack plate.  Heck, even a manual jack plate should be standard equipment for any bass boat.
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Re: New Boat Set Up
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 02:07:29 PM »

Some dealers do take the time to make sure the new rides are set up properly. There's more to it than just the jack plate/motor height. I know one such dealer who even does it with his used boats.


Unfortunately, there are a lot more dealers out there who are only out to sell and get them out the door. A post from Wizard some time ago comes to mind about the guy with his brand new 21 foot Skeeter rocket who had never operated a boat before.

There's bound to be enough profit/commission on a new boat to make it worth taking the time to water test with the customer and help tune the new ride a little.  As I said, some dealers do it.
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Re: New Boat Set Up
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2019, 05:36:12 PM »

Usually why a slightly used boat is a good deal in that at least all the tinkering has been done.

I think the dealers/manufacturers set them on the slow side for liability reasons per PMan's post. A lot of people have more $ than brains when it comes to operating high performance bass boats.



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Re: New Boat Set Up
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2019, 10:21:52 PM »

i can tell you that the right prop makes the difference in being a nice ride or a nightmare.

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