Cavitation Plate Position 290 Duoprop

Discussion in 'Sterndrives' started by dmcc, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. dmcc
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    dmcc Junior Member

    hi every one, can anyone tell me what the implications are of having a cavitation plate one and a half inches higher than the transom. Its a 290 duoprop on a 27' Fletcher Zingaro.
  2. seamy
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    seamy Junior Member

    It will probably get wet for a start:D :D :D
  3. timtap
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    timtap New Member

    When I was building the Princess 266 Riviera I used to fit the 290s higher than usual ( can't remember the exact measurement) but the cavitation plate was around an inch higher. The overall speed was around 6 knots higher than a competitors boat given that it was the same Olesinski hull and weighed out the same with the same Volvo aq205s fitment.
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