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Re: Adding Hydro Foil to Yamaha 8 HP 4 Stroke on 27 Catalina
Is there a way to raise the transom mount up a few inches? or will this not be as strong as the original mount?
It's certainly possible to raise the threshold of the motor mount, but you probably won't be able to tilt the motor free without enlarging the cutout.. and you'll raise the prop wrt the waterline, reducing performance in any kind of chop.(or need a longer shaft still)
I think you'll find if you back off the throttle you'll be moving fine with less squat and saving on fuel besides....
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