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Old 03-01-2012, 06:49 PM
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I just bought a new 1860 angler with a 175 mercury pro xs and 9.9 kicker. i have not had it in the water yet , but i noticed the pitch of the prop was 18. i thought it would be higher does this sound right ? it is a merc stainless prop.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:17 PM
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It's quite a mystery. Another forum member and myself both just bought 1860s with a 175 ProXS and his came with a 21p prop and mine came with a 19p. I would love to hear from Ranger just what their policy is on propping these boats.
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:07 AM
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I would be interested also. I've seen the same variances on the 620's and 621's. Maybe one of the Ranger dealers will chime in.

Just a guess here: Maybe the elevation that the different boats are shipped to and the final weight of the entire rigs with options that were ordered? (extra batteries, etc.)
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:27 AM
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when I bought my bought last fall the dealer and I discussed what prop to put on it and requested it from Ranger, I have seen a dealer out here in Colorado that is putting 21 tempests on them, no way in **** that they will turn them at alltitude. BTW i found the rev 4 the best matchfor my boat, the tempest 17 pitch I think would be great at lower elevation but at 7500' i could not get over 5100 rpm. enjoy, btw Ranger and your dealer if they are worthy will change out you prop to get it right.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:48 AM
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Running similar hulls with my 1850, I tried several props. There is no way a 21P is gonna work, even with the bigger motor. I think the 19P will be a good prop on the 175. Talking to several people and doing a lot of research, that is gonna be the closest. I tried a 17P 3 blade viper and that was clicking over 6000rpms. Went with a 19P Viper and had propman pitch it down to 18P and add the merc vent holes. It still has a really good hole shot and I am closer to 5500 rpms on top. Does not blow out at all either. My boat came with a 18P Cyclone 4 blade which had an awesome hole shot, but was only turning around 5200 rpms and the first time I backed off the throttle too quickly I about went over the steering wheel!

Every boat is gonna be a little different depending on weight, if you run a kicker, amount and placement of gear, how many people you run with?? You will have to drive it first and put some hours on the motor before playing with props. I wanted a prop that would have a good hole shot for water sports, but yet still perform fairly well. If you are wanting all out performance and the hole shot isn't as important, than that changes the equation. Propman is the guy to talk to for sure to get the best results!!!! Have fun guys......
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:54 AM
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Forgot to mention, I am really curious to hear from you guys who got the 175ProXS!!! I really thought hard about ordering that combo. Not usually a Merc guy, but that probably has to be the fastest combo in my opinion for this setup. If that motor is pushing close to 190HP, it should be pretty quick. Let me know what numbers you guys get when you get dialed in??
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:27 PM
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I helped a friend of mine get his 2010, 1850 Reata propped right. He has a 175 Optimax on it with a 9.9 kicker. Originally the boat came with a 19 pitch Tempest. The prop worked good when the boat was on plane but getting it on plane was a major pain and that prop struggled to keep the boat on plane at lower speeds. We tried a couple of 3 blade props from power tech. Tried the 18 and 19 pitch OFS. They both got the boat on plane better than the Tempest. Tried a couple of 4 blades and ended going with the SFS17. We also had to raise the motor 1 notch. This gained a few more rpms with the 4 bladed props. Now he has a great hole shot, top end is around 46-48, prop does not loose any bite on a share turn and holds the boat at low speeds, rpms are around 5650-5750. This was with 2 guys and 3/4 fuel load.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:43 PM
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I am running a 3 blade viper that prop an pitched to 18P and drilled the merc vent holes. Surprisingly iam running between 46-48 @ 5450rpms and that is with 2 adults and 2 teens. The best I have done by myself is 48.5 and that was running on fumes. I was thinking of trying a prop that would give me more top end, just to see what happens? Every boat and motor combo seems to be different? Some guys are pulling low 50's, but are probably lacking hole shot and all around performance?
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My 07 1860 w 175 Opti (not a pro xs) came with a 21P Hi-5. When on the light side, I can get rpms up to around 5600 and I've touched 50.something gps. Hole shot is incredible and handling is awesome. Hi-5 isn't a favorite prop around here, but I have no desire to try anything else.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:52 AM
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I have the same boat, bought it new in 2010. 175 Pro XS and 9.9 kicker. I have a 21 pitch tempest plus 3 blade, its the prop I would recommend. It comes out of the hole and runs 56mph at about 5600rpm, perfect.
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