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  1. I have a 2014 HPX-V 17' with a 6' power pole on the port side with the pump housing located in the center console and I've noticed the boat lists a little to the port side when running solo. I just sit a little to the starboard side of console to counter it. If my fishing buddy is fat I put him on the starboard side. I hope that helps.
  2. Keelguard on a HPX 17

    HAHA you hit the nail on the head, Jason....It's taken a little time to accept the fact that I'm going to scratch the hull on the flats but I'm getting there. I returned the keelguard I had ordered and I am just going to refrain from looking underneath unless the bilge starts running all the time. I poled over an oyster bar outside of Crystal River the other day that I thought was a little deeper and when I heard the scraping I made the decision to just fish it hard and keep the deck looking pretty.
  3. Keelguard on a HPX 17

    This is the ridge I'm referring to. Do I try to flex the keelguard over this ridge at waterline or start below it?
  4. Keelguard on a HPX 17

    Does anyone have any experience with keelguard on the hpx 17 v ? The question I have is about the ridge on the front at the waterline. Should I start the application right below the ridge or above it ? I'm thinking below the ridge but I'm open for suggestions.
  5. Prop Info Posts: Best format & Data

    2014 Mav 17 hpx V / Yamaha F70 Minn Kota 12v I-pilot , 6' power pole 2 batteries in console(1 cranking,1 deep cycle) 3/4 tank fuel and myself @200 lbs. original Yamaha 3 blade 16 pitch prop wot -5200 rpm 35mph powertech NRS3 14 pitch wot- 6200 rpm 37 mph. Hope this is helpful for the 17' hpx-v/F70 people.
  6. HPXV 17 Prop Help

    I finally got my prop situation taken care of. I talked to Marcus at Powertech and he explained the differences in the SCD and NRS props and how they affect different hulls. The way I understand it is the SCD is designed for zero deadrise transoms where you want stern lift. For the V transom like my 2014 Hpx V I need a bow lift prop such as the NRS. He convinced me to go to the NRS3 14 pitch with my F70 and I'm pleased. With the original 16 pitch prop with 3/4 tank fuel I got 35 mph @ 5200 rpm wot lightly loaded with myself at 200lbs. with the NRS3 14 pitch I'm at 37mph 6200 rpm wot same load which is where I want to be at on the rpm's. My hole shot is improved and the motor is getting close enough to the 6300rpm for max efficiency. Wind chop today was crappy so I may have been able to get a little more speed but my main concern was rpm performance. Hope this is helpful.
  7. HPXV 17 Prop Help

    I was hoping to see some input on the HPX 17 V11 with F70 prop setup as well. I just bought a 2014 HPX 17V with a power pole and removeable ipilot tm. With the K16 prop I'm getting the same numbers as JudoFish stated above. I was told by one person the powertech SCD 15 3 blade would be the way to go but I was hoping to get more input from other owners.