Ok so its not a Rogers, but it is the same hull. It is a 18 Advantage, built from the same molds as the Bonneville.
The boat had a bone stock berk intake set in the factory location, which is basicly set, from what I have heard it called, as a half setback, with hand hole half in and half out the transom.
I have pulled the intake out. I have cut out My intake from the Kona, which is machined for shoe and rideplate and will be installing it in the boat.
What I would like to hear is, experiances and opinions on a 18' Rogers Bonneville with a full setback pump, where the hand hole is entirely outside the transom. I know there have been some good setups on these hulls.
Which pump location does the hull perform best with? Since the intake is out I an just trying to decide to go full setback or put it back half setback.
I have another Advantage, same hull only as an openbow. It has a Berk E pump and HTP bolt on shoe and ride plate, which is basicly a full setback pump with hand hole outside, but the E-pump and the JG are two different animals, as far as the intakes are concerned. How ever with this set up and a diverter, the boat runs really well for what it is.
I did a full setback on the Kona, and the two times that I was able take it out and make a pass, it seemed to perform really well, although I did not have any thing to compare it to.