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Unfortunately my boat has no rpm gauge...

I have a mechanic friend that might find a used prop for testing in the spring.

Thanks for insight.
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General Board / Re: Self Levelling Tab for Legend 164 that REALLY leans to starboard.
« Last post by Leo on January 16, 2021, 10:07:13 pm »
If you have problems trolling at 2.4mph or less, you may have the wrong pitch for your propeller, especially when your engine is only 25 hp. To test, go full throttle, and see if your rpm is within your engine  rpm range specification. If it is in the low end, then you probably have room to reduce the pitch on your propeller by one inch. This would give you a lower trolling speed. If you change to a lower pitch propeller, do the full throttle test again to make sure the rpm is within the rpm range specification of your engine. I think it's 200 rpm for every inch reduction or increase.
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General Board / Re: Self Levelling Tab for Legend 164 that REALLY leans to starboard.
« Last post by bwm3115 on January 16, 2021, 09:26:08 pm »
my best guess is just because the motor is in the center does not mean it should be, I might try to move it a bit either way to see the difference, could be something with the hull, Just my two cents,
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That info of helping set trolling speed is music to my ears.

I have alot of trouble staying in the 2.4 mph with the 25 bigfoot.

If against current I have no problem but with current  keeping below 3.2 is tough without throwing some drift socks running....
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DUH!!!! Silly me, I got my Port and Starboard mixed up in my original reply.

Seems I need a refresher Power Squadron Course...LOL

The 45 deg. of adjustment seems pretty extreme though.
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General Board / Re: Winter upgrades to the boat.
« Last post by Dweezel on January 16, 2021, 06:43:08 pm »
Could be.  Not sold on interstate.  I guess I'll find out when I switch them. The boat weight is about the same
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General Board / Re: Self Levelling Tab for Legend 164 that REALLY leans to starboard.
« Last post by spincast on January 16, 2021, 06:27:19 pm »
For a boat your size the smart tabs have one more nice feature. They can be locked 100% perpendicular to act as brakes and slow the troll right down. Great for getting low speeds for walleye trolling. Just remember to undo them before you take off (been there done that, new pair :) )   From what you are describing (faster you go, the more you list) they should help a lot. Good luck
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General Board / Re: Winter upgrades to the boat.
« Last post by bigmac on January 16, 2021, 06:25:42 pm »
I should have included that I'm running the 112lb thrust.  I found out after the purchase (my mistake for making assumptions) that the 112 is only estimated to run about 2.5 hours. I saw this on the minnkota website.  At approximately half speed, my charge will only last about 1.5 hours. I have read complaints about interstate batteries (that's what came with my boat) on other posts but unfortunately I have no past experience with them.  I used to run deep cycle canadian tire batteries on my last boat and never lost a charge even when fishing all day.  I plan on changing the interstates and upgrading to more capacity.

I do have a replacement unit coming with the 72" shaft.  They installed the wrong ulterra when I picked up the boat.  I'm hoping that getting it a little deeper and away from the hull will improve the performance
Thatís way wrong.  Mine is a 112 also.  Something is not right with your batteries.  2.5 hrs could be right if running at max power. 10/10. 

I push with kicker and keep bowmount on 4-6 setting on remote and get 8-10hrs. 

Ranger 620 which is also a heavier boat Iím sure. 


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I swear everyone said rotate towards the leaning side.

Will give it a shot though (Have to wait till spring of course).
I have included a quick image of where I have tired it.

No hurry to purchase Trims yet.

Again, thank you to all replies.


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General Board / Re: Winter upgrades to the boat.
« Last post by Dweezel on January 16, 2021, 06:12:01 pm »
I should have included that I'm running the 112lb thrust.  I found out after the purchase (my mistake for making assumptions) that the 112 is only estimated to run about 2.5 hours. I saw this on the minnkota website.  At approximately half speed, my charge will only last about 1.5 hours. I have read complaints about interstate batteries (that's what came with my boat) on other posts but unfortunately I have no past experience with them.  I used to run deep cycle canadian tire batteries on my last boat and never lost a charge even when fishing all day.  I plan on changing the interstates and upgrading to more capacity.

I do have a replacement unit coming with the 72" shaft.  They installed the wrong ulterra when I picked up the boat.  I'm hoping that getting it a little deeper and away from the hull will improve the performance
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