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I have a 1984 glstron boat wit a 70 hp motor with a 13x15 pitch prop. and have to play with the power trm to get boat to plane out. How do I know if I have the right pitch prop.?

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You do not tell us the size of your boat. I sounds as if you have the motor set too high in the transom. Does the motor just rev up and not move the boat or does it lug down and not seem to have enough power? More info, better ideas.

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Y does my 2003 mercury outboard 200 efi take so long to get by 21 foot pro craft out on a plane it is really slow


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