26 osprey repower

hunter5x5

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dan
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osprey 26
My bait tank scoop is forward of the transom mount ducer that I have. One of the 1000w ones. The scoop messes it up. Before installing the scoop the sounder picture was good. Be careful of things forward of your ducer.
Exactly what im afraid of
 

hunter5x5

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May 4, 2017
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osprey 26
From the two photos, I like option 2 better. I think being a couple of feet forward it ensures no turbulence from prop, year still far enough back to ensure no turbulence from bow.
So with the bracket on the rear the props are 4 feet behind the stern. The first photo is 14 inches forward of stern and the second is 3 1/2 feet, I'm thinking the two feet difference forward is not gonna make a difference, but I've never had thru hull before ?
 

hunter5x5

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May 4, 2017
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osprey 26
How's the ride and gas burn? Looks great
Still rigging all my stuff up, unfortunately I'm out of town for two weeks so it'll be towards the end of month before i get it on the water. Kitsap marina did a sea trial before delivery and they said it handled beautifully 35 mph cruise at 4k rpm and topped out at 53 mph.
 

G-Spot

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Mar 14, 2008
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53’ Hatteras STEEL N TIME
So with the bracket on the rear the props are 4 feet behind the stern. The first photo is 14 inches forward of stern and the second is 3 1/2 feet, I'm thinking the two feet difference forward is not gonna make a difference, but I've never had thru hull before ?
2 feet can make a world of difference. There is a lot of turbulence around the props even on a bracket... it may be fine, it may not.... kinda too late after you have a giant hole in the bottom of your boat. Better question is why not put it forward just to be sure? Do you see it working better at the rear location for some reason? Also as someone else pointed out the rear location is right next to a seacock which can cause turbulence too.
 

hunter5x5

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May 4, 2017
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osprey 26
2 feet can make a world of difference. There is a lot of turbulence around the props even on a bracket... it may be fine, it may not.... kinda too late after you have a giant hole in the bottom of your boat. Better question is why not put it forward just to be sure? Do you see it working better at the rear location for some reason? Also as someone else pointed out the rear location is right next to a seacock which can cause turbulence too.
The photo with it next to the sea cock is forward towards bow, it would be 3 1/2 feet forward of transom, photo of location near bilge pump is 14 inches forward of transom and down stream of intake. And ya giant hole is the reason im getting as much input as i can, thank you
 

G-Spot

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Mar 14, 2008
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John
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53’ Hatteras STEEL N TIME
The photo with it next to the sea cock is forward towards bow, it would be 3 1/2 feet forward of transom, photo of location near bilge pump is 14 inches forward of transom and down stream of intake. And ya giant hole is the reason im getting as much input as i can, thank you
Gotcha! Totally had myself turned around... the second photo away from seacock is the one I liked best.... maybe slip it forward just a smidge to keep distance from the prop wash.... on choppy days going up and down you could get turbulence...
 

Wild Bill

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Aug 4, 2010
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Otter Craft
The props will not be a factor in either position. If the raw water intake is just
the mushroom variety, I think the more rearward position will be fine.
 

hunter5x5

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May 4, 2017
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osprey 26
The props will not be a factor in either position. If the raw water intake is just
the mushroom variety, I think the more rearward position will be fine.
It's a high speed pickup, so im thinking the forward position in line with the pickup is probably gonna be the cleanest water ?
 

Fish_on!

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efx

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Beautiful boat. Good choice with the G2. Transducer placement will be fine in either location. The bilge will be wet so try to keep it out of standing water.
 
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Wild Bill

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Digital Ocean Camo, I dig it!
 

efx

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Pacific edge tanks have been in both of my Grady’s and they have been fantastic.
 

Wild Bill

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That boat ought to go pretty good. Those 4 blade props will give you some stern lift also which probably benefits your Osprey. My boat doesn’t need any stern lift and 4 blade props we’re a hot mess in a big following.
 

hunter5x5

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dan
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osprey 26
if that’s really 2.1mpg at 36mph, that is awesome. 52mph is sweet, but needs glassy water I am sure.
52 felt like warp speed. Had 4 people and shrimp gear on yesterday with about one foot chop. It was bouncing between 2.1 and 2.2 at 36, cruising at 43 i was still getting 1.8
 
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Jeffsk7

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Jan 5, 2011
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Jeff
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24 Osprey-Thirsty
52 felt like warp speed. Had 4 people and shrimp gear on yesterday with about one foot chop. It was bouncing between 2.1 and 2.2 at 36, cruising at 43 i was still getting 1.8
That's impressive. My twin 200 ho g1's. With 4 blade props get 1.6 max in the sound and about 1.2-1.4 loaded in the ocean. Ospreys are definitely not the most efficient hull. Your boat looks great!
 
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