I recently repowered my custom 24' tritoon with a 2017 ETEC. It came with a 15.5 x 13 aluminum prop and jumps on top of the water, tops out at 5700 rpm and about 35 mph loaded with family and coolers in moderate chop. I am very happy with performance but want to replace the aluminum prop with stainless steel for it toughness in our shallow lake. What prop should I consider to maintain or increase my performance?
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What is the model number of your motor? It is printed on the serial number sticker on the engine .
E200DSLABH is the model. The marina mounted it as high on the middle toon as she will go.
Propping is trial and error unless you have a dealer who familiar with your exact rig. Because your engine tops out around 5700 with the 13" aluminum prop, you may want to try the SSP-TBX stainless prop in 13". The Viper is made in a 14" size if you can try one of those also, but the Viper series may not be the best choice for a heavily loaded pontoon boat.
Thanks BlueWaterBill. I understand the trial and error peice. I appreciate the suggestion and you answered my follow-on question with your comment on the Viper prop.
I have a 23' performance tritoon (Starcraft SLS-3) with lifting strakes and G2 250HO.
Performed 1st water test yesterday using a Rebel-3 Prop 15 3/8 x 18, engine ran 5900 rpm at 49.5 mph.
What direction should i be heading with prop selection to improve performance, should I be going to 4 blade propeller or up in pitch on 3 blade.
My Boat Dealer is not an Evinrude Dealer (long story), so are primarily Mercury, they don't have props to trial and at $700 per propeller I would like to get close.