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Re-prop Robalo 207 F150, Need help.

Old 03-17-2015, 08:50 PM
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Default Re-prop Robalo 207 F150, Need help.

I am thinking of purchasing a new prop for my boat. I have a 2014 Robalo 207 w/ F150.
My reasons for wanting to re-prop is excessive wander at slow speeds, does not seem to bite when I go into reverse, poor maneuverability around docks. I have no idea on how to go about this or what it might cost. I am thinking of a SS 4 blade. Any and all help is appreciated.

My current prop is Prop - SS Yamaha Reliance Series 3 blade 17M, 14 1/4

Here are the numbers
3000 - 20 mph, not comfortable, boat never settles in
3800 - 26.4 mph, not bad, nice slow cruise
4000 - 27-28 mph, good ride
4500 - 32 mph, nice ride, this is where I like to cruise at conditions permitting. I am wondering if this is to high RPM for everyday use?
5000 - 37 mph, smooth
WOT 5900 @ 44 mph

4400 - 4600 seemed to be the best today. I did cruise at 3800 for a while and that was a nice ride (little slow for me) and if I'm not in a hurry that would work. I am willing to give a little on the top end for better control maneuverability.

3/8 of a tank (25 gals), 1 fat ass on board (260lbs) plus safety gear, bimini on the boat but not deployed (opened)
Conditions - very light wind and chop on ICW in NW FL (Navarre FL)
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Ask Ken at propgods...he knows his stuff.helped me

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