Same day Prop compairson: Tempest Plus 23p <80 hrs on it ; Tempest Plus 22p, >10 hrs on it
Conditions: 69 F Water/ 85 F Air
Set up: 3.375 Prop to Pad Height
Hole shot plate
Load: 250lbs of people, Full tackle/rods, Gear, Cooler, Oil, Fuel, 3 batteries, One 8ft Blade, Dual Console, Spare Clothes, Food so on and so forth.
23p Tempest Plus
57.5 mph 5600 rpm
57 mph 5500 rpm (Full Live Wells)
22p Tempest Plus
59.5 mph 5800 rpm (Hits Rev Limiter Warning Beep)
59 mph 5800rpm (Full Live Wells)
To be fair to the 23p, the best speed was 62.5 mph when new, Light Load. As it is, the 22p carries the load much better, faster w/ a better HS. Would like to have tested w/ new 23p. The 22p is now my everyday prop, just have to bump it back every once in a while to keep it off the RL (only w/ empty wells or low fuel). I would guess that in hotter weather or bigger people, the 22p will never reach the beeper w/ heavy gear.
Super Happy w/ this boat!
618-619/719 Front Deck dimensions (carpeted area only):
Last edited by Ray Co. Hank; 05-15-2012 at 10:49 PM.
Reason: Added prop testing