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    I知 running this Mariner 150 and I知 getting about 50 mph gps. I feel like I知 under propped. I知 guessing it came with this 15 pitch stainless prop. I知 turning excess of 6000 at WOT. I don稚 have a Jack plate. Should I go to a 21 or 23 pitch prop?


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    Quote Originally Posted by minnerchunker View Post
    I知 running this Mariner 150 and I知 getting about 50 mph gps. I feel like I知 under propped. I知 guessing it came with this 15 pitch stainless prop. I知 turning excess of 6000 at WOT. I don稚 have a Jack plate. Should I go to a 21 or 23 pitch prop?


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    21 would be a little steep if you are turning 6000 right now.

    The ballpark rule is 200 RPM per 1 inch of pitch. To drop 500 RPM you would need 2.5 inches more pitch, 18 would be pretty close.
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    I have a 91 150 mariner. Running a 23p pitch. I get 54 mph at 5500 rpm. On a fiberglass ranger boat.

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    Whatever you do, please don't over prop it. Nothing kills an engine faster than lugging it (which is what happens when it can't get up to it's optimum RPM range).

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    Not an experienced pro but I can tell of the one I had. 18’ Bumble Bee bass boat with the 2 liter 150 hp Mariner. I had a Laser II 25 pitch with the edge turned a little and it ran 60 to 63 with me alone and my RPMs were about 5500. Not a great hole shot but not terrible either. Good bow lift when trimmed. I also had a 25 Quicksilver with no edge work and it ran high 50’s and not as much bow lift. Tried other borrowed props and everything over revved, even the 27 pitch trophy 4 blade.
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    Running. 25 pitch high five on my 200 mercury,,, same motors I believe just bigger bore,,,
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    When I owned mine, I was told several things that may or may not apply. One was that a 200 hp front could be put on mine. I thought this odd as most of the 200’s I ever saw were built on a 2.5 liter power head and mine was a 2 liter. Props mostly interchanged but the diameter may have been different. That I never found out cuz the ones I had worked well for me.

    I think at some point you’ll try a prop that keeps the rpms down enough and doesn’t take away your hole shot. I always spoke with everyone that had a setup similar to mine. Keep in mind, some of those folks didn’t have a clue what they had or why it worked good.
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    I ended up following the advise of the guy at my local boat store and bought a 19 pitch Solas prop. Mid 50's is ok I guess but it still turns 6000+ at WOT. I'm satisfied for now. Another note, I had to return the first prop I'd ordered because the prop housing was too large. We had to use the prop selector for a 115hp in order to find the correct size. I appreciate all the responses.

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