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    suggested prop pitch for vegas xt with 225 efi

    just arranged to buy a 300 hr 2000 mercury 225 efi to put on my hydrostream vegas xt. bought boat last year with blown motor so i have no experience with boat. has hyd jacking plate with 6" setback. all advice welcome. considering sending lower unit to bobs for low water pickup.
    i'm familar with a vpad hull, voyager with 200 merc. how does xt differ in top end and in handeling?

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    Are you the guy in Exmore?????

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    Stupide me......ya.... Hi Bill....ever git that merc past it's limiter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave S View Post
    Stupide me......ya.... Hi Bill....ever git that merc past it's limiter?
    hi dave, nope, still stuck around 5300, but I have picked up a blown 2003 200 efi that i'm carefully swapping parts on. was really disappointed that the computer swap didn't fix it. but, it purrs like a kitten and running high 60's is still fun.

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    On prop i would try a trophy or maybe a tempest. 24p all around. maybe try a 26 when running light and trying for 75 mph. i am assuming your motor is limited to 5800 rpm. should have 1.75 lower on a 3.0 liter 225. trophy and tempest come in 25 pitch. 25p would be better then 24p with 2 or 3 on board. I am a cleaver hater. but for the big mph the cleaver is a hero. the only downfall is for the few mph on top. boat will be a slug getting up to top speed. cleavers slip all thru mid range but if water is long and straight boat will get topped out after awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davemvegas View Post
    On prop i would try a trophy or maybe a tempest. 24p all around. maybe try a 26 when running light and trying for 75 mph. i am assuming your motor is limited to 5800 rpm. should have 1.75 lower on a 3.0 liter 225. trophy and tempest come in 25 pitch. 25p would be better then 24p with 2 or 3 on board. I am a cleaver hater. but for the big mph the cleaver is a hero. the only downfall is for the few mph on top. boat will be a slug getting up to top speed. cleavers slip all thru mid range but if water is long and straight boat will get topped out after awhile.
    thanks. what about mirage plus props? see some good deals on them?

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    I have not tried a mirage. But i think it is similar to the 2 i mentioned. I would go with any one of them as long as cond is good and price is fair. I have bought many clean props off ebay at a cheap price. Kinda of sucks with my Eliminator that has twins. Easy to find a deal on a single prop. Finding a match pair in L and R is tough other then new.

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