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#11112914 - 09/18/15 11:14 PM Champion 202 and 25 Tempest
Hunter's Dad Offline
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Registered: 01/29/09
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Loc: Between Rayburn and Toledo
I just switched from a high five to a 25 Tempest on my champion 202 with a 200 Mercury efi. I expected to see an increase in speed but it has stayed about the same. With the high five I was turning 5500-5600 rpm and going 57-58 mph. With the new prop I'm only turning 5200 and 56-57 mph. Could changing motor height be what I need to do?
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#11112972 - 09/19/15 05:09 AM Re: Champion 202 and 25 Tempest [Re: Hunter's Dad]
gary purdy Offline
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Yes it could help plus a good motor tune-up. Just search setting motor height.
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#11113077 - 09/19/15 08:23 AM Re: Champion 202 and 25 Tempest [Re: Hunter's Dad]
Allison1 Offline
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Registered: 12/14/03
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You should get more speed with the Tempest. A high five, in the boats I've known that had them, was slow.


You might need to go down in pitch with a 200. A 23 or worked 24 might be the ticket.






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#11113160 - 09/19/15 09:25 AM Re: Champion 202 and 25 Tempest [Re: Hunter's Dad]
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that boat should be much faster
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#11114176 - 09/19/15 08:19 PM Re: Champion 202 and 25 Tempest [Re: Hunter's Dad]
Josh@SCP Offline
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You need to go down to a 23 and have it worked for your boat.
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#11114645 - 09/19/15 11:14 PM Re: Champion 202 and 25 Tempest [Re: Hunter's Dad]
Hunter's Dad Offline
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So I shouldn't worry about the motor height and start looking to trade to a smaller pitch? Anybody interested?
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#11115100 - 09/20/15 10:32 AM Re: Champion 202 and 25 Tempest [Re: Hunter's Dad]
Pat Goff Offline
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Registered: 01/29/05
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Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
That motor should be turning that prop 5,700 at 68ish mph. Let's review your setup and see where it's missing.
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#11117183 - 09/21/15 07:37 AM Re: Champion 202 and 25 Tempest [Re: Hunter's Dad]
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8" jack plate. set at 3.5 to 3.75 " below pad. if the prop is worked you can run 3.25 to 3.50 " below pad.

the 25p tempest is a good prop for that combo (unless you are loaded very heavy).
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#11117721 - 09/21/15 12:34 PM Re: Champion 202 and 25 Tempest [Re: Hunter's Dad]
Hunter's Dad Offline
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Thanks for all the response. I had to go to the hospital in Houston for my dad. When I get back I will check out exactly my setup and post it and see what adjustments I can make.
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#11117752 - 09/21/15 12:56 PM Re: Champion 202 and 25 Tempest [Re: Hunter's Dad]
Pat Goff Offline
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Registered: 01/29/05
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Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
A 3.0 motor lights a 202 up, but it still runs good with a duece if you don't pack it down like Steve said.
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#11122324 - 09/23/15 11:24 AM Re: Champion 202 and 25 Tempest [Re: Hunter's Dad]
pitchin jigs Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 75
Loc: Waxahachie
I have a champ 202 with a 200 pro-v yamaha. I tried a 25 and 24 tempest. the 24 is on it permanently. Gets out the hole fantastic and top end is good enough for me. Mine turns 5700 at ~64 top end with the 24.

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