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New boat
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:18:58 PM »
08 Champion 210 08 Mercury 300XS. I bought this boat in August 2013. It came with a Tempest Plus 26 pitch prop. The best WOT gps speed was 70. Most of the time it is 64-67.  My rpms are turning 6000. To me that sounds like a lot of prop slip for this setup. Before I decided to get this prop "worked" I decided to try a 27 pitch and go from there. One day I found a Tempest Plus 27 with a hub kit for $160 including shipping.  Today I filled the boat with gas and went to the lake to try the prop.  All I can say is WoW ! I ran it up to 75.3 and I had to get out of it. I had 5800 rpms and it was still eating, I just wasn't a good enough driver. I figured for $160 I probably had just bought a new doorstop but instead I got lucky. It's a completely different boat now. The 27 lifts this hull way, way out of the water.
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Re: New boat
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 06:30:03 AM »
That is good news.  When I read the first part of your post, my thought was more pitch on the prop.  My 225 Opti on my 206 has only ever turned about 5400 and she used to scream when I didn't have all those hundreds of pounds of lead in the front box.
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Re: New boat
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 09:05:48 AM »
That's great Steve. I'm glad it worked better than you expected.

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Re: New boat
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 12:37:51 PM »
That's great and I think 75 is about what I hear normal for that aircraft carrier :)

For some reason the 210 isnt showing on this list if you have seen it.  http://www.bassboatcentral.com/championsetup.htm