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by wwind3
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Why should I care about prop slip?
Replies: 6
Views: 60

Re: Why should I care about prop slip?

It’s not always 1 for 1 going aluminum to stainless. Blades can be thinner, often design isn’t exactly the same, and the more stiff blade...may need to drop one pitch. Cool--thanx. I did increase my pitch on my SS from 16 to 17p as the 16 puts me right at the alarm overrev rpms of about 5800+ Lost ...
by wwind3
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Why should I care about prop slip?
Replies: 6
Views: 60

Re: Why should I care about prop slip?

Sounds like a pretty good setup... I do have a question for the class tho' :biggrin2 My aluminum prop is 1-2 mph faster than my SS with same pitch-- 16".. Pretty sure diameters are same too. Can't 'splain that.... anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?? Mine ran 26 yesterday with just me. 27-28 last coup...
by wwind3
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Low Cruising speed @ High RPM
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Low Cruising speed @ High RPM

Does it have lifting strakes?
by wwind3
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor height
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: Motor height

:thumbsup
jonboy2542 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:19 pm
So I purchased a new prop and hub kit. I am going to try it on the water Friday. I will let you guys know what the verdict is
:thumbsup
by wwind3
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor height
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: Motor height

I wouldnt say the rpms go all the way up but they do go up some. Currently it will jump from 4000 to about 5000. I will more the hub next time I go out and check for slippage. If i do change the prop,I am thinking of going with a 4 blade. At the current time, I cant really afford another motor A po...
by wwind3
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor height
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: Motor height

Yes in calm as well. It's confusing when it happens do your rpms go way up? If so---your hub is spinning out.....mine did it at 3000---ran ok till then and then hub would slip. Tried a different prop? If it does it with a different prop I go back to water flow around prop is getting disturbed---lik...
by wwind3
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor height
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: Motor height

I'll be honest, both seem like good points to me. I don't completely understand pontoons yet so I can really say. I am going to try the prop first, as it is the cheapest or find one to try if I'm lucky. But will this help with blowouts? As it sucks crossing down the river and all of a sudden a blow...
by wwind3
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor height
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: Motor height

Yes I meant 5000 rpms, typing on my phone lol. That motor was a 1983 4 cylinder 50 HP mercury. They didn't turn the rpms of a newer version. My whole point of the example is that the Op's motor can be made to work. It simply needs to be in the proper rpm range. If his motor is running where it need...
by wwind3
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor height
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: Motor height

Pontoons around here are sold with tons of 40 and 50 h.p. motors. You don't need a big motor. The motor simply needs a prop that allows it to run in the proper rmo range. I blew up a 115 on my old tritoon. Rather than sit out I put the 50 mercury that it came with back on the boat. I ran an 8" 4 bl...
by wwind3
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor height
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: Motor height

There's nothing wrong with your boat. You simply need a prop. An aluminum prop is around $125. The closest example I have hands on experience with is a 20' Sweetwater ( couple years old) and with a Yamaha 14"x11" prop he's running normal rpms. I have another friend with a a 2 log 22' tracker (late ...
by wwind3
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor height
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: Motor height

Thank you for all the help. Greatly appreciated. As far as the transom. I believe the V shape or bent look is from the factory as I do not see any cracks or repair work. I have only had this pontoon for 2 months. I rechecked the pitch and it is a 15p. The pontoon is a 2001. The previous owner said ...
by wwind3
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor height
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: Motor height

As far as hole shot, not the best but not the worst. It climbs up on rpm but its not fast. Coming out of a no wake zone and give it throttle, it just climbs up to 4000 rpms. The interesting thing is that it acts the same with 4 people as it does with 10 people. The motor is a 2002 Mercury 50ELPTO P...
by wwind3
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor height
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: Motor height

jonboy2542 -- looked at my setup again this morning. the SMALL plate above the big cav plate is even with bottom of motor pod. I misspoke. Hope this helps....
by wwind3
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor height
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: Motor height

Re: the bent motor pod.. Looks like it's built that way unless you can see any damage---i would think hitting something might crack it. Maybe it's to channel the water around the cavitation plate--create a smooth flow like air over a wing. Mine doesnt bend. jonboy2542 As far as your speed and rpm's ...
by wwind3
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Update on ventilation issue
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Update on ventilation issue

I get a significant increase in engine rpm's and speed by triming my motor--definitely gets the nose of my boat up---less boat in water---more speed. Your boat is 16 years newer and has 50% more power than the OP's boat. That alone makes a big difference in the results you'll get compared to his bo...