I'm not trying to fix or cure any situation with my boat, I just have a dumb prop question. I have been considering getting a spare but now have to replace it as I bent it today.
My boat is a '98 Stingray 180RS, 3.0L, Alpha One Gen II outdrive. It came stock with a 13.75" by 21 degree pitch prop. I thought that was what was on there but when I serviced the outdrive last week found out that the prop that's currently on the boat is a 14.5 by 19 degree pitch.
My question is, what would have been the effect on the boats performance changing from the stock prop to the current prop? It seems to holeshoot OK at the moment, but the speed seems down at WOT (4400 RPM's), I'm only indicating mid to high 30's on the speedo.
Again, not really complaining, just "curious"