I have recently purchased a 2003 Triton 190FS with a 200HP Yamaha HPDI. In my test drive earlier this week with no gear, light load of gas and myself and another guy in the boat I was able to top out at 59.6 MPH GPS at around 5300RPMs. The boat does NOT have a jackplate and was running a 23 pitch 3 blade stainless prop. I had the throttle wide open and it trimmed up as far as it would let me go. The boat jumped out of the hole really fast, but I was hoping to get her to around 62-63mph...
So asking the experts out there if going to something like a 24 pitch 4 blade or maybe even a 25 pitch 3 blade would get me up to that speed? I would consider adding a jackplate also if it would make a significant difference, but not sure if it would? Wondering if a 24 or 25 pitch prop would be a better place to start, not wanting to spend the $$ on a jackplate since I just bought the boat?
My recreational use on this boat will be more pulling kids on tubes far more than pulling skiiers. So at this point I'd sacrifice a bit of holeshot for a little more top end speed. I also realize this is a fish and ski and I'm probably not going to get much more out of it than low 60's, but was somewhat disappointed that I couldn't get it over 60mph in the test drive.
Any setup suggestions or any other suggestions for that matter are welcomed and very much appreciated!