texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
PMiller53, Lewis Miller, Jigs5599, Chase Rahm, Coopsdad1003
112886 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 94,683
hopalong 86,719
Pilothawk 79,728
John175☮ 77,247
JDavis7873 67,398
Bigbob_FTW 64,315
Derek 🐝 64,244
Mark Perry 59,809
Tritonman 58,900
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums62
Topics779,657
Posts9,833,839
Members112,886
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Strange request #13548097 05/07/20 12:46 AM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 155
S
savntay Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
S
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 155
I have a strange request and need some help..

I have a New to Me 2011 Nitro with a 115 Mercury and after doing some research it appears that the prop that I'm running might be too much. I have a Laser II 22pitch 3 blade prop currently and its very slow getting on plane. I think I should be using a 17 or 15 pitch prop, I'm 6'1 250lbs and my fishing buddy is also a big guy. With both of us in the boat or when I take the wife and kiddos out, its slow getting there.

I would like to test both props to see which one would work the best for me. Does someone in the Fort Worth area have a 17 or 15 pitch prop that I can use to test out. I would hate to spend a couple of hundred dollars on the wrong prop. Or has anyone tried these 2 props on a similar motor that can give me any feedback.

Re: Strange request [Re: savntay] #13548103 05/07/20 12:56 AM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,374
T
Topwater2 Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
T
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,374
I'm no expert but I think that the 22 pitch is way too much.


FishKen
Re: Strange request [Re: savntay] #13548142 05/07/20 02:01 AM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,349
P
Pat Goff Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
P
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,349
Get it right the first time, base your prop size on loaded max rpms.
So, with your regular fishing load, full throttle, full trim what is your rpms? Based on that you can get what you need.


Pat Goff
Seadrift TX
[Linked Image]

Re: Strange request [Re: savntay] #13548881 05/07/20 05:05 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 373
P
PlanoPaul Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
P
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 373
I think it’s either going to be a 19 or 17.

Re: Strange request [Re: savntay] #13548883 05/07/20 05:07 PM
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 310
T
Too Fat 2 Fish Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
T
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 310
I've got a 17 you can use, text me 214-930-0405

Re: Strange request [Re: savntay] #13548884 05/07/20 05:08 PM
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 310
T
Too Fat 2 Fish Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
T
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 310
I've got a 17 you can use, text me 214-930-0405. I'm in grapevine

Re: Strange request [Re: Pat Goff] #13549286 05/07/20 08:35 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 155
S
savntay Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
S
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 155
Originally Posted by Pat Goff
Get it right the first time, base your prop size on loaded max rpms.
So, with your regular fishing load, full throttle, full trim what is your rpms? Based on that you can get what you need.


I'm turning around 5400rpms with a full load

Re: Strange request [Re: savntay] #13549473 05/07/20 10:43 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 373
P
PlanoPaul Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
P
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 373
Originally Posted by savntay
Originally Posted by Pat Goff
Get it right the first time, base your prop size on loaded max rpms.
So, with your regular fishing load, full throttle, full trim what is your rpms? Based on that you can get what you need.


I'm turning around 5400rpms with a full load

19P should be close.

Re: Strange request [Re: savntay] #13557006 05/14/20 05:08 AM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 514
Larry Mosby Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 514
I ran a 19 pitch when I had a 125 hp so I’d think you’d need a little less


Larry Mosby
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3