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    122 MPH with a single 450R

    Steve Bishop posted this awesome video of Randy Corson on Facebook.
    For anybody wondering, the GPS overlay is from the GoPro app, which is really cool. This video is just fantastic!





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    ammmazzing......the boat is flxing..... the mount is stable......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave S View Post
    ammmazzing......the boat is flxing..... the mount is stable......
    I was also very impressed with that Porta Bracket. I really never had a close-up look at one of these at those speeds until now.


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    I have mounted a lot of porta's brackets. Some are over 15 yrs old now. Never needed the warranty. They're that good.....

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    Just curious with the porta bracket....when lower and raising the bracket, the setback changes. Does that have an effect on the handling and balance of the boat? Or does the couple of inches not make a difference?

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    You articulate the bracket to the amount of setback you want, and then bolt it to the boat at the desired height you want your engine to be, or where the boats transom allows it to be mounted. I normally adj. for full setback and bolt the bracket for the correct prop shaft dimension. The porta's allow for a lot of tuning. You do get some change in boat attitude, but you control it if you set it up correctly. I have a 26'' porta on my 26' boat and it is incredible the amount of ride attitude I can change with it. The lower plate acts as a giant trim tab. But I can also raise the prop above the keel of my boat for shallow water operation. For normal hi speed operation I have full set back.

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    Ok...I got it. After looking at the video again I see the dynamics.

    Quote Originally Posted by XstreamVking View Post
    You articulate the bracket to the amount of setback you want, and then bolt it to the boat at the desired height you want your engine to be, or where the boats transom allows it to be mounted. I normally adj. for full setback and bolt the bracket for the correct prop shaft dimension. The porta's allow for a lot of tuning. You do get some change in boat attitude, but you control it if you set it up correctly. I have a 26'' porta on my 26' boat and it is incredible the amount of ride attitude I can change with it. The lower plate acts as a giant trim tab. But I can also raise the prop above the keel of my boat for shallow water operation. For normal hi speed operation I have full set back.

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    On the short 8" Porta Race like I have on my DW 28 the setback change is very very small . Motor never moves around like the Bobs .
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    The difference in setback on the 8" is less than 1/2". I try to set it up so that the optimum height is in the niddle where the setback is the most. Strongest bracket you will ever find. 10 bolts to the transom instead of the normal 4.



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    super clean work.....dmmmmnnn....

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    Quote Originally Posted by WILDMAN View Post
    ...............Strongest bracket you will ever find. 10 bolts to the transom instead of the normal 4.
    10 bolts = industrial strength

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    could you run a ports on an offshore boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerabout View Post
    could you run a ports on an offshore boat?
    There are a bunch of them out there.

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    These Porta are on DW 28 . He know makes a Short 8 inch to 12 inch Race version .He has made twin and triple engine brackets for race boats for years . Have seen 3 on 1 plate on 33 powerplay race boat years ago.
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    Has anyone rigged a height gauge to the Porta Bracket?
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