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Hi all,

I have a 2017 pathy 2200trs with the vf200la sho engine. prop is a powertech ofx4 17p. at cruise of 30 mph i get 2.8 with full tank, 2 people. at wot im at 5400rpm and 46mph. it seems off. am i in the normal range as far as mpg? i searched many different forums amd see people commenting getting 4 -4.5mpg at about 30-33 mph with similar load. 

appreciate any suggestions and comments. 

tony

 

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I have the same setup, engine and prop, on my TE. I get around 3.1 - 3.3 mpg at cruise. You would be surprised how much a trolling motor hurts performance, seems like no one ever replicates the performance bulletins.

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I think you are way over propped.  That motor should turn near 6000 rpm’s at WOT.  I have a 225 SHO on a 2007 2200V.....a lighter boat than your TRS.   I spin a PT OFX 3 blade, 19 pitch.  At 3800 rpms, I am getting 3.3 to 3.4 mpg.  I get 3 mpg all the way up to 4500 rpm’s.  It will spin all the way up to 6000 rpm’s trimmed out.  

I would suggest an OFX3, 17” to see how it does.  I would be willing to bet your mileage would pick up, and so would your rpm’s.  Give the folks at PowerTech a call and get their advice!

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NC,

ye, forgot about the trolling motor and 5 battery setup. that would kill the mpg but i usually fish by myself so would think it would offset. 

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Your definitely on the low range. I’ve got 2016 22 TE with the I-4 200 and my top speed is higher and my mpg is higher 

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12 hours ago, PathyNoob said:

Hi all,

I have a 2017 pathy 2200trs with the vf200la sho engine. prop is a powertech ofx4 17p. at cruise of 30 mph i get 2.8 with full tank, 2 people. at wot im at 5400rpm and 46mph. it seems off. am i in the normal range as far as mpg? i searched many different forums amd see people commenting getting 4 -4.5mpg at about 30-33 mph with similar load. 

appreciate any suggestions and comments. 

tony

 

Jackplate height and trim are critical with these boats. I had to play around a decent amount. Found that 2-2.5” on the jackplate and trimmed about 3/4’s of the way up had the best speed/engine rpm. 53.3 mph at 5850 rpm is what I got with the OFX4 18P, light load, I use the OFX4 17 most of the time with fishing load. Would like to try an OFX3 18P and 19P, as I doubt I will use the OFX4 18P much and would like a keep a second prop handy.

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21 hours ago, PathyNoob said:

Hi all,

I have a 2017 pathy 2200trs with the vf200la sho engine. prop is a powertech ofx4 17p. at cruise of 30 mph i get 2.8 with full tank, 2 people. at wot im at 5400rpm and 46mph. it seems off. am i in the normal range as far as mpg? i searched many different forums amd see people commenting getting 4 -4.5mpg at about 30-33 mph with similar load. 

appreciate any suggestions and comments. 

tony

 

Something is wrong, I turn the same prop with a F150 on a 2200V.  You should be able to average 3 mpg and cruise at 35 mph.

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My 2017 2200 TRS with the 150, no jackplate, no T-top, Powertec Reliance copy 3 blade 17P.  

4000 rpm is 31 mph at 4.0 mpg per Yamaha Guage with a light fishing load, 2 people, I-Pilot and batteries. 

Max rpm is 5700 at 44 to 45 mph trimmed out. 

 

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8 hours ago, RockyG said:

My 2017 2200 TRS with the 150, no jackplate, no T-top, Powertec Reliance copy 3 blade 17P.  

4000 rpm is 31 mph at 4.0 mpg per Yamaha Guage with a light fishing load, 2 people, I-Pilot and batteries. 

Max rpm is 5700 at 44 to 45 mph trimmed out. 

 

Those numbers are about the same as what I get (2013 2200 TRS F150) with an OFX4 17P(T-top & jackplate). Also have a Reliance 14 1/4 x18 3blade that runs 48 mph @6000. Still like most of the running characteristics of the 4 blade better.

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I've got the F150 on a 2009 / 2200XL and with a OFX4-17 I can get 45 mph @ 5900 rpms.....that's loaded for fishing. It's no speed demon, but it's about twice as good on mpg as my F250 was on my PF 2400V.  It would probably be a little faster with a 3 blade prop, but I really like the way it handles with the 4 blade. The one guy that has really played with props on these motors is JEM. He also probably has recorded some data on the performance of each one. 

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Our 2014, 22TE with a VF200 runs anywhere between 3.1 to 3.6 mpg depending on the load. We run. 4blade 17 pitch merc rev 4. It will run 53 at 6000rpm. Jackplate setting is critical. I rum plus 1 on the rev 4

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Looked closely today with my 225 SHO.  At 4100 rpm’s doing 35 mph I was getting 3.5 mpg.   At 5000 rpm’s, I was doing 45 mph at 3.1 mpg.

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Are all of you going off just the Yamaha gauge or are you dialed into your GPS via NMEA and using actual speed/rpm to collect this data? 

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