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I bought a Kayot v220 with the smaller v8 5.0 liter with the little alpha one outdrive. Overall, very happy with the boat considering we got a pretty good deal on it. However, I am having a hell of a time finding the happy spot for trim and mph. Seems to keep the bow from bouncing, I have to trim the outdrivre all the way down, thus losing Considerable speed. I was told that adding trim tabs would help with this issue. Curious to to know what RD folks think. Thanks in advance!

Mike
 

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Before I started down the road with tabs, I would move weight around in the boat. Try moving people and coolers and see if you can get a good ride with that. Easy and doesn’t cost a thing. Very few standard runabouts need tabs.
 

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check your prop, some have more bow lift some have more stern lift.
 

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Before I started down the road with tabs, I would move weight around in the boat. Try moving people and coolers and see if you can get a good ride with that. Easy and doesn’t cost a thing. Very few standard runabouts need tabs.
Word...thanks!
 

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check your prop, some have more bow lift some have more stern lift.
Thanks, I will do that. I believe it’s a standard 19p aluminum prop. Previous owner said it probably needs replaced due to a few prop strikes and diy prop bench repairs.
 

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Thanks, I will do that. I believe it’s a standard 19p aluminum prop. Previous owner said it probably needs replaced due to a few prop strikes and diy prop bench repairs.
Fix your broken prop first :)
 

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Fix your broken prop first :)
Ha! No kidding, right!? I have to say that he did a good job (appearance wise) on fixing it. I guess a file and black spray paint can mask issues of prop being out of wack.
 

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Ha! No kidding, right!? I have to say that he did a good job (appearance wise) on fixing it. I guess a file and black spray paint can mask issues of prop being out of wack.
Yep, have that dialed in and see where you are at with shifting weight around.
 

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Absolutely trim tabs... bigger the better. I put some 12”x12” on my 24’ Mariah .... LOVE THEM.... I don’t need to move fat people.. sorry..... I don’t need to move skinny people to adjust the ride.... I just hit a button and boat is flat.... people move..... hit the button... it’s sssoooo nice.
 
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