I've been reading a bit about proper motor height and I think my '67 Johnson is setup way too low. Currently, the cavitation plate is 2.25" BELOW the hull.
I contacted the PO to ask him if there was a reason the motor was set so low. He told me that didn't set it to that height, but had asked a marine mechanic about it a few years ago and was told to "leave it alone"....which sounds to me like the mechanic wasn't interested in dealing with changing the height.
Sorry for the crappy pic, but it'll give you an idea of what my setup looks like
I'm guessing that the current setup is probably too low and creating quite a bit of drag.
I did read a thread here....where someone stated that "pin-drive" prop motors should be setup with the cav plate below the hull. The reasoning had something to do with the fact that these motors don't have thru-prop exhaust.
Anyone have any insight on the proper height for this old motor?