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Old 05-31-2019, 06:13 PM
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I've been running 3blades on a F350 boat and feel that a good stern lifting 4 blade like the pwer tech ofs would make it a great ride.35-3600rps I see 31knts 25.5-26 gph. 4600 38+/- knts 38-39gph. 4900 42knts 44+gph wfo 5950-6k 49.5-51.5knts current dependant didn't look at the gph but it's alot. Over 4600 and you have to be mindful of your engine trim or you will porpoise. Like I said a good 4 blade and most likely some permatrims and you will have a better ride. Trimmed right it can hang with the best in snotty conditions much faster than most owners will ever run it. When you push the throttles up and get the boat to naturally settle at speed it is very impressive. The water issues are real but not a deal breaker. Wireing is not like a boat that is in this tier. Pitiful would be generous. The materials are good the execution would be good for the 1st grader but by 3rd grade it would be D and going down fast. For the price point it is not for a boater who does any work on his/her boat. First time they saw that the dealer would be getting an earful
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:56 PM
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The 32 factory setup leaves a lot on the table. A good 4 blade prop like rev 4 and a jack plate or just raising the engines a hole makes it run a lot flatter and gets rid of the porpoise problem. Personally i think the ride is overhyped and rigging is poor. The finish is really good and one of the driest boats ive been on. The boat really needs 350's to perform right and its a shame they only offer yamaha 350's. i wouldn't wish those engines on anyone.
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:00 PM
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Sounds like it needs zuke 350s. They lift my cape 32 way out more than the Yami 350s I test drove

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Old 06-02-2019, 04:21 AM
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For those interested . I ordered a set of the Enertia eco’s In 17p after speaking with Ken at Prop Gods. He has a lot of data on the rev 4’s mounted in the 4 th hole from customers showing good performance. Mercury testing shows some advantages to the ECO over the Rev 4 with the same pitch. I should have them sometime next week. And will post my data once I try them out. I’m going to run them where I currently have the motors mounted in the third hole before I raise the motors. I can say that when on plane the water rides above the ventilation plate at the smaller secondary fin above. I don’t know how much an inch will change things but we will see.
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Old 06-02-2019, 05:14 AM
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Like to see one repowered with the 300 V-8 Merc, I’ve been on an older one with F225’s, and they’re thinking about those Merc’s for repower. Trust me, it needs it
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:25 AM
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As I read these posts on comparing the ride of the 32Reg, its the same old story talked about with all the major boat manufactures. I've always had a Grady and heard the same arguments over the years. I will say moving from a 25 Sailfish to the 32 Reg CC I wasn't looking for a great improvement in fuel economy. My twin 225's averaged 1.1 to 1.3 with the conditions we normally see in South Jersey. It is rare to have the sea conditions we had yesterday for our first real run to the fishing grounds. We left the dock in the morning with full fuel (310gl), 5 anglers ( 900lbs), shark bait and ice ( 350lbs) food, refreshments and gear. We were greeted near the inlet with dense fog as we neared the last bridge to the ocean. Once we were through the inlet the fog dissipated and we were surprised to see the wave forecast was correct, practically flat. I throttled down and being our first trip we settled in at 4300 rpms for a 32-33 mph cruise for 60 miles to the wreck we chose averaging 1.1mpg and 26 gal per hour. When we set the course to home the sea conditions were the same with a few wakes from freighter/tanker ships we passed on the way in. We ran 4800 rpms and 36 =38 mph burning .09 to 1.1 mpg and 27gph.. I know this trip was a freak thing as we hardly ever have the seas we had yesterday less than 1ft all day. It was great to have those conditions on our maiden voyage. The boat and engines were flawless, no water through the transom door on the drift even with all the weight on the boat. We will be back out there soon and it will definitely be rougher conditions so i'll post my experience when it happens. I do love the ride and cant wait to see her handle the normal conditions were use to.
Fishing report- 2 sharks 1dusky 1 blue dog. Had a giant bluefin take a short run on an 80wide but missed, it bit behind the circle hook and went airborne twice in the spread. wow what a beast.
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Old 06-03-2019, 10:47 AM
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Dipsy would you mind peeking over the back and telling me what props you have hung on there and what hole the motors are mounted in? Thanks
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:56 PM
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I stopped earlier tonight and checked for you Quick, My 300's have the yami saltwater series 2 three blade props 17x15 1/2. The engines are mounted on the third hole down. the curve of the bracket ends at the top of the transom.
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:34 AM
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Thank you very much Dipsydragger. Our engines are in the same position currently . The only difference I see forthcoming is that I will have another 1/2” of wheel diameter and the rake will be different. If all goes well I should have the Mercury Eco prop on before the weekend and will post some data for everyone.

Wango- it is looking to me that the 300 is going to slightly improve the hole shot and may have a 1-2 mph difference on the top end. For all intents and purposes there is no significant gains to be had where we all mostly run the boat between 3-5k rpms . For a 20% increase in hp I was hoping to see benefits in cruise speed of around 5%. Seems as though all the benefits of speed are sitting someplace where I will never use it at WOT. My 32 with the 250’s would cruise as stated previously 32-35 knots at 28.4 to 29.7 gph. At 5000 rpm . According to Dipsy,s numbers looks like I am going to wind up in the same exact place with the 300’s. It is kind of disappointing to drop 145 lbs in weight off the ass end and increase 100 hp and see nothing in return for it.

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Old 06-09-2019, 12:50 PM
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I was able to run the inertia eco 17p props today . I wanted to pass along the numbers. Conditions were not optimal today east wind 15 knots
running into and following. 190 gallons of fuel , motors in the third hole. F300 Yammy’s with 2 bars of trim and no tabs.

RPM speed in knots GPH
1800 7.3 5.9-6.0
3000 13.1 13.9
3500 23.2 18.0
4000 27.6 24.7
4500 33.2 30.5
4800 35.5 35.4
58 and 5700 42.3 54.0

Definitely much better than the 19p SWS II props. at 4500 rpms there is a 4.6 GPH savings at nearly identical speeds in favor of the inertia eco.
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:36 PM
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I had the motors lifted and am now in hole four. I’m going to run it one more time with the eco props and get numbers and the put on the rev 4 17p and do the same. I’m kind of thinking the Eco’s will be the ticket but we will see. Hopefully these evening thunderstorms will quit soon so I can get out.
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Old 06-24-2019, 04:43 PM
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I ran the boat for 60 miles yesterday here are the results.

Conditions were WSW 15 steady with a 2 ft chop over a 3 ft swell. The boat runs flatter but still required some tab to take the porpoising out of it in the chop. The ass is riding higher as well.

Knots RPM GPH
5.2 1000 2.4
7.3 1400 3.8
8.3 2000 7.4
9.3 2500 11.1
13 3000 14.1

23 3500 17.7

26.8 3800 20.9
28.5 4000 23 Nice speed to economy ratio here
31.1 4300 27 Nice comfortable spot for the day
32.3 4500 29
34 4700 32 Sweet spot on motors

35-36 4800 35 You hear them starting to work harder here

37 5000 37.8

42.7 5800 52.2 WOT on both engines equals 49.1 mph

I am out of time this spring to test the Rev 4's and will have to do it next spring. Moving the boat to Montauk this weekend. Over all these motors have a lot more torque and when you call for power it is instantaneous. The hole shot did improve because the motors can wind up faster . Running at a 1000 off the top I was at 36 knots trimmed and when I tabbed down fully to kill the chop I lost one knot. Which motor 250 or 300 is all relative to the type of use the boat gets. If your the type of guy who fishes inshore mostly with a buddy or two the 250’s will be the most economical to run and they will push the boat along just fine . If your the guy who runs out sharking and to the canyon all the time with a heavy load go for the 300’s .

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