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#10980941 - 07/16/15 12:04 PM TR21X Merc 225 Prop Choice
NastyNed Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 10
Hey guys,

I have a Triton TR21X with a Mercury 225. Currently I am running a 27 pitch prop which is great for top end but the hole shot is pretty sluggish. I am interested to know what pitch props others are running and \ or recommend.

Thanks for the info.

Ned

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#10980981 - 07/16/15 12:17 PM Re: TR21X Merc 225 Prop Choice [Re: NastyNed]
snickers Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 4170
call Steve at steves custom props. He can tell you all you need to know

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#10980999 - 07/16/15 12:24 PM Re: TR21X Merc 225 Prop Choice [Re: NastyNed]
lakeforkfisherman Offline
Elliptical Mechanic

Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 9293
Loc: Dallas/Quitman
I'm running a 25p TrophyPlus on my 225. Hole shot is good but want more top end. You might try a 25p.
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#10981009 - 07/16/15 12:29 PM Re: TR21X Merc 225 Prop Choice [Re: NastyNed]
Karl Dietz Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/07/13
Posts: 951
Loc: Weatherford & Lake Fork, Texas
Tempest 25p on my 225/BC Cougar

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#10981038 - 07/16/15 12:42 PM Re: TR21X Merc 225 Prop Choice [Re: NastyNed]
NastyNed Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 10
Great. Thanks for the tips. Headed to Amistad this weekend should be fun.... for sure hot!!!

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#10981102 - 07/16/15 01:07 PM Re: TR21X Merc 225 Prop Choice [Re: NastyNed]
B.Hollingshead Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 1922
Loc: ft.worth
I run both a 25p Furry or a Bravo XS 4blade 26P mine are on a 250PRO XS though
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#10981284 - 07/16/15 02:38 PM Re: TR21X Merc 225 Prop Choice [Re: NastyNed]
fouzman Offline
Methuselah

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 45888
Loc: Houston, TX
+1 on Steve. Sounds like you're over propped to me. 25p would be better, particularly in this heat. What are your top RPMs at WOT with your 27?
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#10981418 - 07/16/15 03:21 PM Re: TR21X Merc 225 Prop Choice [Re: NastyNed]
ko bass attack 27 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 8298
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I would go with a 25p Fury or 25p Tempest. Steve can tweak them for you to get it where you can get the most out of it. You will also need to work on your setup as well to get optimum performance as it relates to your engine height and jackplate setting. Good luck and every boat and motor combo are different to where they hit the sweet spot.

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#10981499 - 07/16/15 03:44 PM Re: TR21X Merc 225 Prop Choice [Re: NastyNed]
NastyNed Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 10
The RPM's at WOT are north of 5000 rpm's but honesty I don't need it as 65 is fast enough for me. With the constantly changing water levels here in South Texas + me only living here 2 years I am not familiar enough with the lakes yet anyhow to let it fully stretch out. I am taking you guys advice and dropping to a 25P. Will work with Steve as well. I really appreciate the help.

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#10981524 - 07/16/15 03:53 PM Re: TR21X Merc 225 Prop Choice [Re: NastyNed]
furim2 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/16/08
Posts: 447
Loc: Pilot Point, TX
Just got rid of my TR21X with a Merc 225. Out of the box, 26p Tempest Plus worked best for me. Unreal hole shot, and would hit six grand on a cold morning. I still have one. I'm going to try it on my new 250 ProXS.
I ran a 25p at first. Too many RPM. You know any tweaking done by any prop guy is lost first time you nick a stump or run it in sand.


Edited by furim2 (07/16/15 03:59 PM)

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#10981573 - 07/16/15 04:18 PM Re: TR21X Merc 225 Prop Choice [Re: NastyNed]
NastyNed Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 10
The RPM's at WOT are north of 5000 rpm's but honesty I don't need it as 65 is fast enough for me. With the constantly changing water levels here in South Texas + me only living here 2 years I am not familiar enough with the lakes yet anyhow to let it fully stretch out. I am taking you guys advice and dropping to a 25P. Will work with Steve as well. I really appreciate the help.

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#10982438 - 07/17/15 12:25 AM Re: TR21X Merc 225 Prop Choice [Re: NastyNed]
iFlip Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/15/07
Posts: 16
Loc: Lakehills, TX
Same boat and motor. Ran a 26p trophy for years. Good holeshot, mid 60s, could have used more rpm. Dealer switched me to a 24p fury recently. Still a great holeshot, running near the Rev limit, top end upper 60s with full load and two guys. Boat runs so good it's hard to trade up after 10 years. But the itch is coming.

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