Alumacraft Trophy 195 (hull wt ~1900)
2010 Yamaha F150
Motor mounted 1 hole up
Yamaha Reliance SS prop, 19"p
WOT ~41mph (gps) @5200rpm (low end of 5k-6k range)
2 guys in the boat, hole shot is fine, although boat seems to list slightly to port under power.
Put a couple more guys in the back seats, hole shot is a struggle, and can get a very slight porposing at speed after hitting a wave (not uncontrollable, and goes away after a while)
I've read where a 4 blade prop will give me just a tad more stern lift (fact or fiction). Would this help the porposing?
Was thinking about a 17" 3 blade, or 16" 4 blade. Not really concerned with top end, as much as feeling like I gotta get out and push with a full boat. Although I don't want to lose TOO much top end..
Props are $$$! I'd like to get this right the 1st time.
Thanks in advance for the help.