08-04-2008, 09:49 AM
I just bought an 08 619 w/ a 225 hp Verado. The motor is mounted in the second from the bottom hole. I am wondering if this motor is too heavy for this boat. I can not keep the bow down in the water to plow through the waves, it keeps coming out of the water and beats the heck out of the boat and passengers. I had an 1860 Ranger and that handled rougher water WAY better than the 619. Has anyone lowered the motor? If I drop the motor all the way down, will that force the bow into the water when I trim down all the way?
08-04-2008, 10:55 AM
I don't have a verado, but you should be able to really get your nose pointed down by trimming down easily and pierce through the rough stuff. The only time I beat up my passengers is failing to trim down quick enough when hitting the rough stuff. Sorry I don't have an answer about motor position, but this should be easily addressed for you I'm sure.
08-04-2008, 12:04 PM
Don't trim the motor at all if your in bumpy water. I only trim up when I want to go faster than throttle all the way down. Trimming is only going to make your bow come up, for the best ride you want the bow buried into the waves.
08-04-2008, 12:42 PM
I should have mentioned that it is trimmed all the way down. That is the problem. When I trim all the way down, it should give you that "plow" feeling and it doesn't. That is why I am curious if you drop the motor lower on the mounts, if it will allow the bow to plow through the waves.
The 1860 Angler was my first fiberglass boat, and after that one I said I would never own anything other than a Ranger. If this 619 were my first Ranger, it would probably be my last due to the ride. I would assume if I can get it set up right it should ride as good if not better than the 1860.
08-04-2008, 12:50 PM
This will tell you where your engine should be mounted http://www.veradoclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=137.0. Check it out.. Also a very helpful website for a verado owner! I have a 175 ('08) and this website has been very helpful. www.veradoclub.com (http://www.veradoclub.com)
08-04-2008, 01:09 PM
Terry--this really surprises me as I never had the feeling that the boat "was plowing"! I was always amazed at how quickly it came up on plane and how smooth it rode. You definitely need to trim it up once you are on plane and the advice on verado owners club about seeing the cav plate is right on!!
Having gone the other direction in owning a 617, 619 and now an 1850 Reata, the 619 should ride rough water much better due to the length and size of the boat. You need to change the motor position or something because that does not sound right. I was worried about downsizing, but love my 1850 for it's versatility. However, it is not a 619 when it comes to the rough stuff but does well for an 18 1/2 foot boat. Size matters in rough water and the 619, 620, 621's are awesome boats for that purpose. Someone will give you the advice you need. Your motor is a little heavier than the 200 Evinrude I had, but that should be easily compensated due to the newly improved hull design. Hope you get this fixed!!!