In the process of ordering the newly re-designed Ranger Z521C which I'll power with an E-TEC 250HO. I live and guide most often at 6000 feet in elevation, and almost always have three people in the boat. Anyone got ideas for prop size/model? I prefer a torquey feel and driveability over pure top speed.
Thanks in advance! CL
A 26" Raker II is a popular prop for that rig when close to sea level. Most likely a 24" version should do what you want.
Propping is trial and error most of the time. If there is an Evinrude dealer somewhere in the area, they may be familiar for knowing which exact prop to use at that elevation.
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