Thats very good advice,Very nice! First thing I would do is take it to Al and have him give it a once over. That will be money well spent. Congrats!
Yep a 1/4 on the jack plate made my boat go from stable and predictable to shorts changing.Thats very good advice,
You might find updating the steering system worth while
Make sure the the motor and jack plate doesn't have play from worn parts
No bobble heads !
Stokers, respond to little adjustments
The key to driving a Stoker, at speed is running the hull flat to the water.
Do not over trim a Stoker :thumbup: most do !
Using the correct prop really helps.
I have had that 99.8 top speed lingering over my head for a long time now in my Ally....never hit 100 damnit..congrats on the new boats to both of yaWe have a good thread on the Outboard Church on PB
on the Stoker 204 and the 20
Alan Stoker gives a few comments on driving and set ups.
We just finished putting a 20 Stoker project together.
Its one bad ass ride ! It sports a Yamaha 3.3 liter full works motor and modified gear case
We propped it for a hundred, got 99.8 on GPS on rev limiter. It has power steering
No handling issues or porpoise.
Should pull a speed skier very well off the corner.
For packing air and having fun:Thanks guys! I am excited to run this boat but I know there will be a learning curve in getting comfortable with it. I would appreciate any input from other Stoker owners as to the do's and don'ts when it comes to driving this boat. I had a pretty fast 27ft Cat before but I know this will be a whole different deal.
lol. Seat time is everything with those boats.For packing air and having fun:
Floor it ( conditions and traffic permitting), you will feel it start to pack air when you get going and start to bump the up button,
trim it out until the bow starts to wave at you ( ever so slightly) If I remember those were Als words, not mine.
give a bump to the down button , it will take a set and you are on your way...They are Fun fun fun to drive!
It will turn harder than almost any boat you have been in...
Dont be trimmin and flying if you see a bunch of dark spots in the water ahead... Up trim, plus wind gusts equals bad....
They are a great all around boat pretty good in all conditions but they can lure you into a sense of security,, very user friendly. But like any boat on the river, saftey is key.
Seat time is your friend
Yep need some wind chop to loosen it up and it really gets fun with light to medium boat chop. That's when you get to "drive". Also wanted to say that a bit of down trim will make a huge difference in turning. It will go from turnning on rails to throwing people out of the seats so ease into it.Quite the opposite. Glassy water is too sticky.
I had an eliminator liberty, I thought they may have ridden similarly because of the size and power. I enjoyed the morning glass much more than wind chop in that thing, stoker must be a smoother ride.Yep need some wind chop to loosen it up and it really gets fun with light to medium boat chop. That's when you get to "drive". Also wanted to say that a bit of down trim will make a huge difference in turning. It will go from turnning on rails to throwing people out of the seats so ease into it.