I repowered my 2016 Triton 20 TRX with the 4 stroke 250 Pro XS. Previous motor was the 2 stroke version running a ZLock manual jack plate with 10” setback at max height adjustment, motor mounted in center hole. and running a Fury4 25” pitch. I run power-poles and lithium batteries, lots of tackle, but fish alone predominantly.
The new 4 stroke was mounted in exactly the same position. Based on the YouTube videos interviews by Ken Smith with Mercury Racing I bought a Bravo 1 FS 24 pitch. When I test ran it I had too much stern lift and barely had to trim the motor to get on plan. But when I slowed down the bow came down and hooked badly. My question is if I raise the motor 1 hole will it have a significant enough impact to reduce the stern lift to balance the boat lift? The Bravo I maxed out at 5600 rpm and 66 mph. The temperature was in the 90s and water in the mid 80s.
I put a Fury 4 23 on and it runs 67 at 5780 rpm’s fully trimmed
looking for how to set up to run the Bravo or is it just a miss match. I liked the attributes of the Bravo on plane. Love a 4 blade for handling and stability. The Bravo seems like it has more potential speed if I can reduce the stern lift
Hi Marathon, I would definitely consider raising the engine up at least one hole if not two. The underside of the gear case provides a huge amount of stern lift in addition to the prop, the more you can get out of the water while retaining efficiency and handling, the better your boat will perform.