Hey guys, I've been running a 3 blade 26p tempest on my boat for a while now and I'm just curious how removing the rubber rings in the vent holes might affect my performance(holeshot and top end)?Thanks in advance.Any shared experience on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
Every boat is different depending on load and specs. only way to know what's best for you is to get all 3 size plugs and try different combinations. I took them all out once and could not even break over. I personally like to run the biggest holes they have on a Bass cat Cougar FTD with 250 Pro XS with a fury. still gets out of the hole a little slow, but the top end leaves the other guys behind you. the tempest will perform a little differently because the temepest will flex where the Fury will not.
the tempest is a great top end and load carrying prop, and in cases faster than a fury on top end.. depends on the boat.
the tempest does not flex more than a fury... they are just two completely different props. different diameter.. different alloy.. different barrel... etc.
the bigger the hole in the pvs plug (or no plug) the higher the RPM FLASH on acceleration. too much FLASH and the prop blows out. by flash i'm referring to basically "ventilation" .. has to do with how many rpms the engine rev's to when ya nail it on the hole shot. kinda like a torque converter in a car... make sense??