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New owner of a 2022 BCB Cougar FTD. My question is why does the bow raise so steep at takeoff? The boat planes quickly. I do not have any weigh in tackle up front. Batteries & fuel tanks in the stern.
When I add my tackle to the front storage areas, will the bow rise decrease?
Scoop, anytime the majority of the weight of a boat is in the back, in your case, the far-back, bow rise will be noticeable more so than boats with the under-seat tank like our Caracal. The forward weight diminishes bow rise for us, and our hole shot is very fast when the tank is 1/2 full to full.
The good news is, your boat will be faster, once it’s out of the hole, than comparable boats with more weight forward, six of one, a half dozen of another…
To answer your question, adding weight forward will decrease the time for the boat to plane from a stand-still.
Three things help that; a smaller or different propeller, weight forwards and hydraulic plates by raising the engine and lowering it for operation.
Hi, What prop are you running. I assume you are at a 25 or 24 Fury. The 24 with 1 hole plugged is my setup. If you have a manual jackplate as I do do you can raise the motor a bit, 1/4 to 3/8 and it will help on hole shot. Adding tackle to front storage will help as stated above probably helps the most if you have not run it fully loaded. A few small tweaks will bring the nose down and still keep the speed on full plane.
Thank you guys. Placing my rods/reels and tackle in the boat improved it some. Utilizing the jack plate is the key for my boat.
Yes, prop is the Fury 24. Thank y’all
I have the same boat 22 Cougar FTD. Jackplate on 10 for out of the hole then drop to 7 to run seems to be best for me. I’m running 75 mph with a heavy load and 2 250lb guys.
7 is too high on the jackplate for normal operation. We tend to run them almost all the way down.
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