I just bought a supreme v208 new with black scorpion 330HP. I have never driven or had a dd or vdrive before so I'm really not sure what to expect but the ride seems a little rough. Vibrations seem to run through the boat. The prop is brand new.
I asked the dealer and they said this was normal because the engine is mounted directly on the base of the boat so it will vibrate the boat. I just wanted to make sure and see what type of a ride I should expect. I am coming from a little I/O that was pretty smooth.
At 4000 RPM there is a pretty sweet spot that seems smooth, but anything past 4000 RPM is really harsh and before that can be as well. Especially hammering it around turns, vibrations pound through the hull.
Thanks a lot for input on the ride quality I can expect. Clearly this is a hard questions because coming from different boats the variations of "normal" vibration and extreme and hard to explain I guess.