Didn't you just go to a 4 stroke?
Not a 4 stroke. I traded my Optimax 200 on an Optimax 225. Since the swap, I have not had an opportunity to take it out, so I have no idea what all will have to be modified as far as setup is concerned.
14 inch set back is optimum for mine as well. I have a ten inch manual jackplate on it now. My plan is to leave it alone and put an Atlas 4 inch hydraulic jack plate between the ten inch manual and the transom. That would give me 14 inches and adjustments on the fly.
I would like to meet up sometime. If you fish Hartwell much, I am putting on a tournament in two weeks (September 22) paying $1k to win.