I just picked up a 17' sleekcraft hull and I am deciding if I should pop the intake out and do a setback conversion. Has anyone ever done one on this boat? How did it affect the ride/handling? I have heard that some boats like the setback and others do not like it.
I have not decided what I am doing for power yet. I know its going to be a SBC, but I have not decided if I am going to toss in one of the ones that I have laying around for this summer or if I am going to try and put one together before boating season. Either way eventually the boat will have at least a 350-400hp motor in it. I am planning on running a A impeller.
I figure if I did a setback I would gain some interior room, I could get the cleanout far enough back to put it outside the boat, and if I gain some speed even better. I just don`t want to do it if it is going to make the boat handle poorly.