Ordered a 2012 Manitou 24' Encore pro angler boat SHP with a 300 HP Etec, researched props and two options seem to come up 15 1/2 x 17" Rebel and 14 3/4 x 19" Viper. The 300 HP Etec will be at just over 2000' elevation so I expect it to perform similar to the 250 HO at sealevel. The dealer will give me either prop but I will buy a spare prop so I am looking for first and second recommendations. Delivery will be in January and testing in May. Boat and motor will be about 3800 lbs dry, expected use 75% cruising slow and fishing, 20% tubing and skiing, 5% WOT as required to keep up with the competition. Humidity is much lower and usual temperatures are 20-25C with occasional 30C. No pics or SN yet but anticipation is at 100%, only one other 300HP delivered in our area, thanks.
Thanks, I'll start with the 17" Rebel and if it revs too high with light load, I can buy the 19" for my second prop and use it for the lightly loaded days and switch to the 17" when I have almost a full load, thanks for your help
6000 rpm is the top rpm limit for your motor with a light load so anything around 5800-6000 is in the ballpark with one or 2 people.