I just got my new 2016 520c with a G2 250 HO. So far I love the motor and everything about it after a few trips. I am looking a buying a backup prop. The dealer outfitted it with Raker II 28 p and it really hauls. I was curious if a RX4 might be more fuel efficient and if so 25 or 26 p? I fish Kentucky Lake, so its normally rough. Thanks for your suggestions.
05-25-2016 05:37 - edited 05-25-2016 05:39
You may want to read this test report. What is your top rpm and speed?
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05-25-2016 06:48 - edited 05-25-2016 07:04
I just got the boat and havent had a chance to optimize, only being on the water one day. I have achieved 72.1 and it was still climbing. On the next calm day, I am going to try to play with jackplate to see what I can achieve when playing with the jackplate. I had seen the test report. I just read some other owners raving on the rx4 and was curious, as I was looking at getting a back up prop and didn't know if there might be better options. I am not a high speed junkie, and don't want to risk harming the life of the engine or lower unit. The dealer (a platinum dealer) said he had achieved 75 mph with a 521c and the 28 Raker II. I trusted the dealer and I figure Evinrude does too as he happened to have a small prototype motor that Evinrude had him testing out.
I picked up a little speed and RPM's with my Rx4 keeping the same pitch. However, my Ranger is a deeper hull model. I will say that turning sharp and accelerating is very impressive...it gets a grip!