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Discussion in 'Members Zone: Props and Power' started by ericscher, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Keith P

    Keith P Active Member

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    I appreciate the input. I will definitely call my dealer on Monday to discuss this with them. Been using them for many many years and I’m sure they will take this advise as constructive. Thanks
     
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    I would love to hear how the test run goes after raising the engine two holes and changing from a 15 pitch to 17 pitch prop. Be curious if it cavitates in tight turns or not and just how it performs overall with the change. Thanks tons
     
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    I'm following with keen interest as conventional wisdom says I'm seriously under-propped but my performance is still quite good. GCW 2574 with Verado 250, 15.6X13, 40 MPH @ 6400 RPM WOT moderately loaded. Little to no ventilation issues on sharp turns. I'm assuming the larger diameter is making up for some of my pitch deficiencies. That said, should something necessitate replacement of my current prop, I'd most certainly experiment with a 15X15 or possibly 15X17.
     
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    I would suggest the 15x15.
     
  5. TwoTone

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    New numbers are in with the prop change and mounting hole change:

    • Boat Model --------- 25 QSB
    • Model Year --------- 2019
    • Toon Package ------ ESP PACKAGE
    • Motor --------------- Mercury Verado 350
    • Performance ------- 50.5 GPS AT 6200RPM
    • Trimmed ------------ 6.4 Degrees
    • Prop -----------------17 Pitch Enteria X 15"
    That's about an 8% increase in speed...

    And the boat did not porpoise at WOT & fully trimmed...

    First test with 15 pitch prop was with my fuel tank at about 20% and just me on the boat...

    This test today with the new prop, and engine mount position moved up two was with 3 adults and full tank (56 gallons)...

    Pretty stinking impressed right now...
     
  6. RodEarl74

    RodEarl74 Well-Known Member

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    AWESOME! Very similar numbers to what I've been able to get out of my Q25 and Verado 350

    How are you able to tell how many degrees the motor is trimmed? Is that a setting in the Merc smart gauges? Mine show's Trim #'s but not in 10's of degrees
     
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  7. TwoTone

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    There’s a setting in the setup of the gauges that allows you to change it...
     
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  8. Keith P

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    That is great information. My dealer has set up our 2019 25QX with A 350 Verado w/ a 15 pitch Enertia. We will put it in the water in the spring to see how it runs. My guess is we will have to move to a 16 or 17 pitch. He also has mounted the motor as long as it will go. Thanks
     
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  9. Keith P

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    Question. If you ordered the Simrad, did you get the G05 or G07. My 2019 QX25 came with the G05. Maybe because it was an early bulid??
     
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    I believe the cut out in the dash to the far right limits the simrad size to the 5”.
     
  11. TwoTone

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    I believe you're correct, Castleman...
     
  12. Vikingstaff

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    That is my understanding too, which is a real shame. I would LOVE for the G07 to fit in the dash space so as to enjoy a bigger and easier to view screen. Oh well, I still really like our G05.
     
  13. Castleman22

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    Keith, I don’t think the 2019 models will allow for a 7” touchscreen. I’m thinking it’s probably an economic decision by Bennington as they probably have a warehouse full of the currently configured dash set ups. A 7” would be nice. It offers much more utility for not much more cost, in my opinion.
    I guess we will have to live with the GO5
     
  14. Keith P

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    Thanks all for the input. Big difference between the G05 vs G07. Oh well. I just looked at the 2019 online brochure and it is not an option.
     

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