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Motor mounting question - 2015 Sundeck 2200 DC OB with Yamaha F200XB
Requesting some feedback (message) from anyone that might have the combo in the title. I've always had some prop blowout in turns at speed, and with the hole-shot if the water is churned up. Had a rider that said the motor is too high (on 2nd hole from top). Talked to current marina mechs & they say they can only lower the motor one hole, but it doesn't matter because the boat should have a 30"shaft, instead of the 25" that is on it (they say that motor should never have been put on the boat). The original dealer said "They're full of #$%&", and got really defensive about it. I've read stuff, & the current marina mechs say the cav plate should be even with the bottom of the boat. It is a few inches above it. The orig dealer says that is not always the right way to do it. Don't know who to believe, lost all faith in the dealer long ago - great price on the sale, everything since has been weak. Dealer also says the motor cannot go one hole lower because of something on the bracket (it looks like they had originally tried to mount it that way, and then changed). Dealer says to change to a 4-bladed prop ($$$), running stainless-steel 3-blade that came with it now.
2015 Hurricane Sundeck 2200 DC OB, Yamaha F200