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Old 06-16-2019, 06:01 AM
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I have a 225 Merc Verado on a 1975 Lund Pro V with a 9.9 kicker. I have a three blade SS prop on the Verado but don't know any more about it than that. Can't get the boat to plane till I get up to 20 mph. Should I be looking into going to a four blade prop? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:59 AM
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What pitch is the prop, where is the cav. plate running at WOT, what are your RPM'S at WOT.
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:28 AM
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First time i read this I'm like "Lund didn't make a pro v in 1975"...... then i realized I'm an idiot, lol

I have ran a three, four and five blade prop on my boat, currently run the High Five which I love because it can get my heavy bow out of the water. Because of different blade diameters when i went with the 4 blade i dropped 2 of pitch and with the high5 i went up 2 but wish i stayed the same as my 3 blade which was my benchmark prop and right on the money rpm wise.

For a planing issue i had on a different boat I used a hydrofoil with the same prop and it was a night and day difference. Acted like a different boat it was that good. So maybe all you need is a hydrofoil, 60 bucks and 15 min to install, not bad.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:38 PM
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A Rev 4 is probably going to give you the best stern lift and bow control however I'm not sure your going to get it significantly below 20 mph on the rig with just a prop change. It might be slightly better and you will likely get better bow control all around with a prop change. Over my past 4 boats (Yar-craft 1895 Storm SC, Skeeter WX 1900, Yar-Craft 186FSX, Yar-Craft 219TFX) I'd say about the best was my 186 with a custom bent DAH Rev 4. Running light, I could maintain planing speed down to about 18-20 mph. All of the others have been slightly above that and all the way up to 25-28 mph depending on load and conditions. A hydrofoil might help some or a set of trim tabs would probably be your best bet however even with those, I don't know if you'll get down below 18 mph before falling off of plane. You need some speed to create lift no matter the prop or planing tool.
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:16 AM
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Bravo I LT
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Old 06-28-2019, 05:11 AM
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Had a few of that exact package 19 tempest plus works great
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:22 PM
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Is the prop ported? That helps quite a bit typically
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