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Prop Question #13873959 02/04/21 07:41 PM
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My Basstracker Classic (16 Ft.8in.) equipped with a 50 hp Mercury 4 stroke is topping out at 5200RPM. It is factory equipped with a 22x13 prop
Am I slightly overpropped
Will it hurt anything

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Yes it will hurt your motor.
Lugging it along will shorten life of your bearings. Your motor really wants to run its best at the top of the rpm range.


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Originally Posted by Whizbang
My Basstracker Classic (16 Ft.8in.) equipped with a 50 hp Mercury 4 stroke is topping out at 5200RPM. It is factory equipped with a 22x13 prop
Am I slightly overpropped
Will it hurt anything



do you mean you have a 13" diameter x 22 pitch ??? or are you going by what the label on the cav plate says?

either way... 5200 at wot is not enough

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[quote][/quote]do you mean you have a 13" diameter x 22 pitch ??? or are you going by what the label on the skeg says?

either way... 5200 at wot is not enough

Yes,
I am going by the label. However, after talking to my dealer, I may not have been trimmed out properly.
The question comes up, because Mercury literature says 5000 to 6000. where I would like to see more like 5500.

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You WANT to see 6,000.


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that label on the cav plate has nothing to do with the prop.


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Prop it to run WOT at 6000 RPM.
You can always run your engine at 5500 rpm.

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thanks to all.

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Have you operated a boat before, and do you feel confident that you understand trim, what it's meant to do, and how to use it?

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