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2018 Z18 W/ 150 4-stroke (won't Get On Plane) Help!!!!

Thread in 'Motors & Props' started by Chris Walker, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Chris Walker

    Chris Walker Active Member

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    Hello gentlemen, I am hoping gain some insight here. I have a brand new Z-18 (four months old) with the Mercury 150 four stroke with the 22p Tempest prop. Dual power poles are installed as well. I have been fishing alone since I bought the boat, however this past weekend I Captained a high school tournament and at the beginning of the day we were boat three, but ended up being the last boat out of the launch because with two kids (250 lbs) and myself, we couldn't get on plane. The live well was empty, and I had 20 gallons of fuel. The entire day I had to have the kids sit on the front deck to plane the boat out. Even then it took over 10 seconds to accomplish and top speed dropped from 53 to 47.

    Please help.

    Chris
     
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    Well it’s not boat size or hp issue. But it does sound like a motor issue. Afte4 it is on plane. Is the rpms up to normal wot?


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    The rpm max about 5200-5400 for me. Boat is currently at the dealership, they seem to think it's because of the powerpoles. They are confident this issue will be resolved. My fingers are crossed. I'll keep the forum updated.


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    Chris,

    What's the latest on your issue. I guess my post got blocked because I mentioned a particular product or else I did something wrong and didn't get it posted - ha.
     
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