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|125||fishinfireman||Re: Propellor Questions||3/2/2004 23:26:00|
--- In <a href="/group/parkerboats/post?postID=rxB8IbEGKMWXzdu1MagIXK5Hd6Udars924WOFO4mUbzxAU9ACZumDiNscYICvCkosSa50h12yFzFT3TKS7JVnmlI">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>, "Wayne " <wprince@n...> wrote:
> OK guys;
> It seems that many of the larger Parkers with 200+ hp Yamaha's are
> running the 15x17T black SS prop, which is what the factory sent.
> Has anyone found a prop that performs better?
> For example:
> 1. Has anyone tried a Saltwater Series prop?
> 2. Has anyone tried a 4 blade prop?
> 3. Has anyone tried a prop from another mfg (Merc., Michigan,
> Stiletto, etc)?
> I would like to improve cruise speed, maintain or increase fuel
> efficiency and lastly, not trim too much off the top end speed. I
> know, I want it all.
> My boat is a 2310 WA w/full transom & F225 on a bracket. With hard
> top, curtains, full tank (150 gal) and bottom paint (but minimal
> personal gear and no fishing equip., ice, etc), I can turn about
> 5,500 RPM @ WOT, which is marginal in my mind - would like to be
> 5,700 or higher.
I have a 2520 DVSC w/single 250 OX66. Mine came with the 15x17 black
prop. I tried a 15.25x15 Saltwater Series and I only gained 100 rpm
and I lost 3 mph. I kept the black prop.