Originally Posted by Scandrews
I agree with an 18 pitch- years back I ran a similar rig which weighed in with 300 lbs less hull weight than a 692 and with a 175 Evinrude I could swing only a 20 Raker. I tried a 22 and it ran barely in the middle of the rpm range with just me in the boat, empty live wells, no kicker, minimum gear.
Doug, Wondering what Evinrude you were running? From what I have read my max rpm is 5200
It was a 1989 model- which if I recall was crankshaft rated so it would be roughly the same as a prop shaft rated 150. This motor was not a high winder for a 2 stroke- I believe it was 5500 max and I recall getting only around 5100-5200 with the 22. The 20 pitch got me up to the 5500 rpm range which gave much improved performance.