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Author Topic: Prop for 200hp L4  (Read 678 times)
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« on: August 29, 2019, 04:18:51 pm »

Afternoon!

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I have a new 2018 200hp L4 that came on the boat that I purchased new this spring.  The prop currently on the motor is a Tempest 21 pitch.  As recommended here at around 20 hours I began the prop test procedure, and am only able to attain 5800 rpm with the 21 pitch.  Probably will switch to a 19 pitch very soon.  Is a Solas brand prop a good prop to change out to?  Another Tempest at 19 would be around $700, and I can get a Solas HR3 for around $300.

Iím not concerned with top speed as the boat flies at 51mph with the 21, I want to get her in the recommended rpm range for the longevity of the engine.

Thank you for any advice!!!L
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 04:41:28 pm »

If youíre doing it to get into the recommended range, you are already there. The range in my opinion is 58 to 64Ö I wouldnít go chasing a few hundred RPM for hundreds of dollarsÖ
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 05:02:41 pm »

Thanks Glen.

The 5800 occurs when the trim is way up, but not to the cavitation point.  At say quarter trim up in only at 5300 to 5400, so thatís an ok range? No long term damage?
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 05:30:01 pm »

Thatís when you measure it, right before the point of cavitationÖ Youíre fine,  go have fun.....
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 12:26:02 pm »

Thanks again for the information Glen!

My dealer was gracious enough to swap the 21p for a 19p.  The result is just over 6000 rpm, and 49mph.  I plan on keeping this equipment for a very long time so Iím happy, and the Verado is happy that itís officially in the rpm range!

Thanks again!
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