So I haven’t been able to test too many props just yet but I don’t think I’ll be needing to.
As of right now the current configuration is
24volt trolling motor with 100-120lbs of batteries in the front hatch.
15 gallons of gas in front tank. (Located in bow hatch 100lbs+-)
My son 50lbs
Misc. gear under the seat 60lbs
The stock prop was an aluminum 13.5 x15 pitch. I was able to get 6200 rpm at 36mph which calculates out to 5% slip... I thought that was really good the only issue was with all the weight up front I was having a hard time keeping the bow up.
With this prop it would loose grip anytime I trimmed it past 3/4 positive trim, also in turns it would loose its grip so I would have to be careful running around mangrove lines and channels.
Today I picked up a Powertec SCD3 in 15 pitch and ran it around.
So the max rpm and speed remained the same. 6200 and 36mph
The huge difference was the amount of grip this prop provides. I was able to trim engine all the way up with no issues and turns were effortless.
I don’t know what you guys think but I feel this is probably the best match. Using the calculator if I drop down to a 14 pitch I’ll be at the rev limiter but with my experience so far the max speed won’t change. Doing that will make the slip 1% which I feel is a little unrealistic.
Anyhow this is what I’m coming up with and I hope it helps anyone looking for prop recommendations.