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253 skopje179 Re: Parker 2310 or 2320 w/F225 Props? 11/22/2004 18:37:00

--- In <a href="/group/parkerboats/post?postID=VGkg_pDBIIcBDy5qjOekXozgJbi65QRI1KokorPj8TvN41Zbhz0WfX3ENJvznup0pAV9SWZ9sxEGiT9K9dR66srgAQ">parkerboats@yahoogroups.com</a>, "Wayne " <wprince@n...> wrote:
> I have a 2310 with full transom, bracket and Yam F225. Boat is
> loaded up - hard top, curtains, full fuel (usually) plus gear - I'm
> guessing about 6,000#.
>
> I have tried the black Yam SS 17 pitch prop that came from the
> factory, Yam Saltwater Series in 15 and 17 pitch and a Merc Mirage
> Plus in 17 pitch.
>
> I get the best mid range speeds from the 17 SWS, but it will only
> turn 5,500 rpm. The next best choice of those 4 is the 15 SWS,
which
> will turn 5,800 - 5,900 and achieve the same WOT speed (~40 mph by
> GPS) as the 17 SWS, but is 3-4 mph slower in the mid range.
Economy
> is very close between the 2, with the 17 SWS maybe slightly better.
>
> I'd like to find something that will turn 5,800 - 5,900 and get
back
> some of that mid range speed. For example, with the 17 SWS, I am
> running ~30 mph @ 4,500, and with the 15 SWS, only about 26 mph.
>
> Any ideas - I know I will likely be considering something besides a
> Yam prop and that is OK. Anyone running a 4 blade? Anyone running
a
> Stileeto, Turbo or Power Tech prop?

I would consider a 4-blade prop. Afterall, it is the mid-range you
are after. WOT is a rare event, while grinding out mile after mile
at cruise is normal.