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    1997 skeeter zx200 with a 2002 mercury 225 efi

    I have a 1997 zx 200 with a 225 mercury efi with me and my dad n half tank of gas it runs around 64 mph n 5800 rpms. The boat really dont like the prop.The prop is a 24 trophey... I am wanting a 3 blade and was wondering what size.. I feel this is a 72-75 mph boat...Am i off on my thinking what it will run.. Thanks shane
    Last edited by zman1313; 11-19-2016 at 01:12 AM. Reason: prop size

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  3. Pat Goff
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    It should run seventy if everything is right.
    Before you drop a dime on anything else get your motor checked out. You could be running on five right now.

    Then we can discuss what it takes to make that skeet scoot.
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    I Have a Pro Gator 200V with a 98 225 EFI, changed from a 24P Trophy to a 25P Tempest Plus and went from 64 to 70 GPS with 2 people and full tank of full running into a 15-20 mph wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry5357 View Post
    I Have a Pro Gator 200V with a 98 225 EFI, changed from a 24P Trophy to a 25P Tempest Plus and went from 64 to 70 GPS with 2 people and full tank of full running into a 15-20 mph wind.
    When making post like this, include ALL the info.

    A WORKED temptest.

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    Grout.......what more info do you want? Its a 25P Tempest other than being balanced and blue printed, its still a 25 pitch Tempest prop, no extra cup or modifications.

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    I thought I read in a post of yours that it made a huge difference and you're now a believer, maybe that was someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry5357 View Post
    Grout.......what more info do you want? Its a 25P Tempest other than being balanced and blue printed, its still a 25 pitch Tempest prop, no extra cup or modifications.
    Terry
    A Tempest+ has a progressive pitch and cup from Mer, since it is a surfacing prop. When you had your prop worked, all the original specs + whatever the tuner may have put in to get dialed. Balancing, just like a tire, make it turn true to its center axis, therefore utilizing all its thrust in pushing the boat most efficiently. Think what happens if you cough up a weight while off roading and get back to road speed. I have the same pitch Tempest+, but worked with extra cup in the pitch and cup in the rake to limit slip. This worked very well for my set up