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    30 pitch cleaver or 30 pitch chopper?

    I want to know what would be better on a 4 seater mirage with a 2.5 200 which would make it faster 30 pitch cleaver or 30 pitch chopper

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    Cleaver would be better in a long run by yourself. Chopper would be faster in a short run 3/4 of a mile. Chopper gives boat more bow lift. Cleavers lift the stern.

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    what prop would you use if u had a 4 seat mirage? I'm trying to hit 90mph!!!!

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    can any body tell me wat the best prop would be to use on my boat?

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    Use an ET... The best of both worlds.

    Yamaha Drags work good too, especially for holeshot and acceleration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottturner View Post
    can any body tell me wat the best prop would be to use on my boat?
    Props are a matter of trial and error. I would try the chopper myself first. What prop are you running now and what rpm are you turning and top speed?

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    Set up and altitude are big factors, seen boats that run great with cleavers at below 1000' once you get to 14-1500' the cleaver wont work. The air gets thinner and air is not as hard so the bow lift of the chopper is needed at higher altitudes.


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    if ur not hitting 90 with a 200 there is more to worry about than the chopper or cleaver,but yes a round ear prop is gonna help ya out first, 2nd what is the jack plate set back ,height,lower unit u are running

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    I am running a 28 pitch prop and hitting the rev limiter at 5600 rpm's when hitting top speed

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    5600 limiter?? Huh?
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    With that limiter, sounds like a newish 200. Maybe an Opti?

    Run the chopper with that motor. If you end up removing the limiter then you might try a ET or Cleaver.
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    Its an a 2002 200 Efi with a 9 inch set back, running the prop shaft a half inch below the pad, with a sport master fat shaft 1:87:1. Also who would I send the rev limiter to for them to remove and where are they located I've been trying to find someone to do it ?

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    http://www.simonmotorsports.com Give Eric Simon a call, he's probably your best bet.
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    I'll give him a call thank you

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    I'll give him a call thank you

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