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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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I have a 2003 Mercury outboard 200 hp on a 2003 stratos 19xl

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I have a 2003 Mercury outboard 200 hp on a 2003 stratos 19xl I have a 25 pitch tempest prop I'm turning the max rpm on plane the problem I can't figure out is it is hard to plane out I have to get my partner to sit on the front of the boat I have a 4inch fixed jack plate I have about 15 to 16 pounds of water pressure I have spent so much money trying to figure it out would a 24 pitch trophy plus help any or could the motor be on the boat wrong once it gets on plane runs perfect I can't use it by myself it won't plane
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is***** you for allowing me to assist you today.
What is the serial number of the engine?
What is the max RPM that you can get currently?
How long has this been going on?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It has always been hard to plane out it is a lot worse in hot weather
Ever since I bought it in 2005 it is getting harder now the prop has some nicks and scratches on it now
Expert:  Charles replied 2 years ago.
How high is the cavatation plate compared to the bottom of the boat?