Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-06-2016, 05:19 PM   #111
mmwjr's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Perry Hall, Maryland
Posts: 6,145

Don't know about your boats dry weight.

Try using merc's prop calculator as it will allow to request hole shot performance. Going to SS will help as well as it does not flex as much however if you hit the bottom as you did the energy is transfer into the gears and may result in damage.

mmwjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 08:46 PM   #112

ss3964spd's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Fairfax Va
Posts: 1,512
Send a message via Yahoo to ss3964spd

Ouch, that prop is horrible lookin. On the flip side, your spouse more than makes up for it.

Question: when you ran the boat at WOT, what was the load in the boat and what was the max RPM? With a light-ish load the engine should spin up to somewhere between 4400-4800 with the correct prop. The reason I ask is because it may already be over propped with the one you have. Well, have most of anyway. LOL Over propping a little may improve the hole shot at the expense of top speed.


ss3964spd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 09:04 PM   #113
bicklebok's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 65

At WOT it was only my wife and I on board with a half tank of fuel running at about 4,000 rpms. I think I need something with a little less pitch.

bicklebok is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.