New prop and smart tabs
Just got a new to me 2001 1800sr 4.3 last July. Got to the river with a load of kids and adults to tube and ski with and a 23 pitch alum. prop in very bad shape. With full load it had a hard time getting on plane. The next weekend I purchased a new 21 pitch alum prop. Hole shot was much improved and had no problem skiing with full size adults. I did however lose about 4-5 mph top in and had to watch the tach so to not go over 4800 rpm. This spring I installed a set of 80lb smart tabs and 23 pitch stock Merc ss prop. I now have my top in back and hole shot is great. I have not had a chance to really load it down yet but I feel it is going to do fine.