Originally Posted by Overboard
I am looking to slightly improve hole shot and lower plane speed and I don’t care about cruising speed as much and I don’t care about top speed at all.....
Do you mean the speed at which the boat is on plane, or the time to get on plane? (I suspect the latter).
The variables you're modifying are at odds with one another.
1) Reducing pitch will decrease the time to plane, increase max rpm and decrease max speed. Increase rpm for cruise speed.
3) Increasing blades is equivalent to adding pitch. It will increase the time to plane, decrease max rpm and decrease rpm for cruise speed.
By adding a blade and dropping pitch, you risk not changing anything.
I would start with what your current max rpm is at WOT and then go from there. It should be between 4400-4800.