Looking for some help with prop size for my Triton 17 with a Mercury 115 Optimax. I'm currently running an aluminum 19 pitch, no jack plate. This prop is OK with two people and a full load I can hit 48gps 5600rpm. Hole shot is great with one person, slower with two, and down right takes for ever with three.
I'm new to boating so this is what I have noticed about my current set up. When I put the boat in gear it doesn't move a bit until you bring thr rpm up. My friends boat will move at idle and you can even steer a bit with only a 50hp 4stroke. I can't steer under 1000rpm I'm guesting here. Just think a good prop would help with this. Top speed is not what I'm looking for,as most of the time I'm 3800rpm cruse speed. A good hole shot and low speed steering would be awesome.
Looks like lots of people like the Laser II 21 pitch for boats with this setup. I have never ran this boat full throttle with just me in it. I not clue what my rpm would be at top speed with a light load. It's looking like that may happen this year because I can't the wife on the water as much anymore.
Any help would appreciated.