Originally Posted by Landlockedpirate
So on the face of it 25mph for yours does seem slow, however the new bigger speed tubes do make a difference and Zodiac only quote a maximum speed of 37mph with a 60hp engine.
Did you try it with the original Evinrude prop ? I'm a sucker for shiny new props but I have realised over time that the original prop can often be the best one to use.
Yes, Zodiac spec.s 37 mph max. for this hull. I should be able to come closer than half with max. recommended HP (50) don't you think?
60 is max. allowed.
This is a brand new motor and prop. I started with a best guess according to dealer, factory rep., and my experience. I think we are in the ballpark when it comes to pitch, but I think the larger diameter is my problem.
This motor has the same large gearcase as the bigger ones mentioned by capnjack, so available props seem to be a little large when it comes to diameter.
A stainless prop was included as part of a promotion. I thought that was a great bonus but so far the first 2 I've tried haven't worked as well as I had hoped.
I've been thinking about aluminum too lately, but since I've got a stainless one coming to me, I had better settle on one of them first. I can always sell it and buy 2 aluminums.
Thanks for your help guys.