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I’m new to the forums but been reading a lot of good information but thought I might throw my situation out there and see what you guys had to say I recently bought a new 21’ Thunderjet Luxor OB OS (aluminum hard top fishing boat) with a new F200 Yamaha Outboard which has a recommended WOT of 5000-6000 rpms. I bought it at sea level and brought it up to 6500 ft. elevation (elevation sucks). So I have playing with props. I am currently running an aluminum 13p x 16” prop getting the motor broke in. I installed trim tabs to help plain out. It runs at 5800 rpm at 34 mph at WOT. I would l
Hi, newbie here. Just purchased my first boat, a 2017 21 H2O Ski & Fish OB. We went with the 150HP Yamaha. Supposed to be ready before Memorial weekend (I hope!). It comes with a stainless steel prop. We'll be using the boat to pull tubers/skiers, fishing, & general cruising with the family. It will be used at our cottage on an inland lake, which has a rocky bottom. Wondering if a switch to an aluminium prop would be a good idea? I realize I may be sacrificing some performance, but if I run the bottom, I'd rather ruin a prop than the whole motor... What do you guys think
I have a 2008 190 SSI with a 4.3 220hp Volvo Penta, with a 4 blade 19" 14.25" prop. I want to increase the low end performance to get on plane easier and quicker. Would changing the prop to a 17" (or even lower) SIGNIFICANTLY improve the low end performance. I'm OK loosing some top end performance. With 4 or 5 adults on the boat, it is hard to get on plane (even with 2 of them in the bow). Would this create any issues or overload the engine? Would a stainless prop make much difference. Any suggestions or experiences from others who have the same boat?
So, yes, I get it... the proper propeller question is probably the most asked question on any boat forum. But... I'm still going to ask it. What good is a boat forum without a virtual cornucopia of screw threads? Everyone loves to ad their 2¢ (I've got a mac, so making the "cents" sign is as easy as pressing option + 2) to the prop threads. First, my current boat specs: Year: 1998 (I was 15 years old when this boat was sold) Make: Chaparral (what else would it be on this forum?) Model: 2130 SS (Limited Edition - I think that got you some faux wood trim, a compass, and a depth sounder... how