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Registered: ‎06-18-2013


Have just purchased a new 90 ETEC for my Boston Whaler Montauk. Previously had a 90 Johnson with a 13 x 19 pitch prop. Tried the same pitch of prop on the ETEC and WOT was 4100 rpm. The dealer substitued a 13 x 17 and the rpms increased to 4600, still below the desired range. Bottom is clean, 15 gallons of fuel, 200 # driver, and highly trimmed. Do I keep cutting pitch, verify if the tachometer is accurate, or ?? Jim Bryan Bayfield, WI

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Registered: ‎07-14-2011


It is always a good idea to check the tachometer for accuracy. Your dealer can do that easily with his laptop.

Most 17' Whalers with an E-TEC 90 use a 15" pitch propeller for all around use and close to 5200 rpm or so.




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