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    Which prop to use for a 1985 Hydrostream Valero

    I need help figuring out which prop to use for my 1985 Hydrostream Valero v bottom boat. I have a Mercury 150 pro max rigged to it. I have just been using a standard 25P quicksilver prop and I'm getting around 62 mph and 6500 rpm's. The boat chyna walks around top speed so I don't need anymore bow lift. I think I need some sort of chopper prop but not sure which pitch to start with or what style of chopper prop I need. Any suggestions would help!
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    China Wok????


    Sum ting wong!!!!!!

    Post a photo of the gearcase. Do you mean the boat tops out at 62, or you can't drive past it?

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    omc srx, mercury ET lightining, mazco re are all good for that hull.
    1991 Hydrostream AE-21 2000 Evinrude modd

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    You have to learn to control the chine walk. Do you have solid mounts and a foot throttle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    You have to learn to control the chine walk. Do you have solid mounts and a foot throttle?
    I have a jack plate and it's set up even with the bottom of the hull. I was wrong in the description though. I am currently getting 5200 rpm's. I kno that I need to turn more rpm's than that. Yes I do have a hot foot.

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    Thanks. I haven't heard of them but I will try and look them up. What pitch would you suggest if I'm only getting 5200 rpm's on a 25 pitch standard prop.

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    post a pic showing the side of your lower unit in relation to the bottom of your hull , when you say "even" your prop shaft centre line should be even with the bottom of the hull pad when trimmed so its parallel. Post a pic and more help will come.
    1991 Hydrostream AE-21 2000 Evinrude modd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Reed View Post
    Thanks. would you suggest if I'm only getting 5200 rpm's on a 25 pitch standard prop.
    I would suggest repairing the motor first, it should be turning 7 grand with that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panther150 View Post
    post a pic showing the side of your lower unit in relation to the bottom of your hull , when you say "even" your prop shaft centre line should be even with the bottom of the hull pad when trimmed so its parallel. Post a pic and more help will come.
    Okay I will. I have it stored in a boat shed near the lake so I will take pictures this next weekend.
    Thanks

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