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1622 Action Craft Flyfisher Static Trim??

Reconditioning a 1999 16' FLyfisher.
Resealed the two side drains.
I am curious if water has entered & stayed in the two side hull chambers.
Boat is powered by a 1999 90 Hp Mercury two stroke
& has one group 24 battery aft, & one group 27 battery forward.
At rest both side drains are just under the waterline.
Trim forward & aft is close to flat, as is the side to side trim.
*Is this where this model usually floats at rest ??


  • ActionJacksonActionJackson Posts: 13 Greenhorn
    Sorry posted the same question twice...
    Any info.?
    Do other Action Craft models float with the side drain holes below the waterline at rest???
  • oaksoaks Posts: 105 Deckhand
    88' bayrunner with three batteries in the back, 130 yamaha on jack plate. At rest with no one in the boat, the drains are above the water line. As soon as you step into the boat, they are not. I leave them out when tied up on the water so as not to tax your bilge pump should you get some nasty weather. Step into the boat and back into the sides they go.
  • ActionJacksonActionJackson Posts: 13 Greenhorn
    Any other small Action Craft owners out there??
    Where does your boat sit @ rest?
  • Bw510Bw510 Posts: 20 Greenhorn
    i have a 05 and yes that is normal if you leave both plug out it will keep filling with water i just leave side plugs in.
  • ActionJacksonActionJackson Posts: 13 Greenhorn
    Thank you for the information.
    So far I am really enjoying this boat, the ride is great & it poles well.
    Now my only issue is getting the electronic/spark gremlins out of the Mercury.
  • ActionJacksonActionJackson Posts: 13 Greenhorn
    Ok, going to repower with a new left over 90 two stroke Yamaha.
    I am not running a jack plate.
    What height would you suggest for engine mounting??
  • windblowswindblows Posts: 262 Deckhand
    Just saw this thread. FWIW, I used to own a 1600 Coastline TE with a 90 4 stoke and can confirm that, at rest, the side plugs are under water. To drain standing water out of the cockpit, I had to get on plane and then pull the plug(s).

    I wish I could help with the engine mounting question, but I don't remember. Mine ran really well above 4800 rpms, best at WOT. I could trim it up and air it out pretty well. Under 4800 rpms, it would porpoise unless the motor was trimmed all the way down or the trim tabs were down.

    You'll love the boat though. Does lots of things very well for a boat of its size.
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