Prop Suggestion - 22svsr Yamaha 200

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Boat should be here next month. Not sure what the dealer is going to recommend putting on there but i thought i would get the advice from all of you so that i am knowledgeable going into it. It is a 22svsr with the SPS tritoon package and Yamaha f200 2.8 4cyl. not super worried about top speed, but speed is always nice :). will mostly be pulling tubes or wakeboard. Which props would you recommend and why?

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Rob
 
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Boat should be here next month. Not sure what the dealer is going to recommend putting on there but i thought i would get the advice from all of you so that i am knowledgeable going into it. It is a 22svsr with the Yamaha 200. not super worried about top speed, but speed is always nice :). will mostly be pulling tubes or wakeboard. Which props would you recommend and why?

Thanks in Advance
Rob
Do you have the SPS tritoon hull? Also, Yamaha f200 or SHO 200? Important variables in getting the best advice. In the meantime, I point you towards some of the forums and threads listed below. However, generally for your boat and motor, I would say for brand of prop EITHER an SWSII or Enertia. Both give great performance, minimal slip. Both are known to provide both decent hole shot, as well as nice top speed at WOT. Those are consistently top performers for that HP and higher.

As for pitch, that will depend most on what specific 200HP Yamaha motor you have…assuming you have the SPS or ESP hull.

Browse numerous threads about props and performance. You can search for advice to this already asked question:
Member Zone: Props and Power

You can browse through for Bennington’s that most closely match yours to see what they have for a prop and what their performance is with it:
List Your Specs Here

I have a 16p Enertia prop on my 200HP Mercury Verado Pro. But my 200Hp is a 6cyl with a supercharger. Going to be closer to what you would prop an SHO 200. For an f200, which is a 4cyl, you’d want a different size.
 
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thanks, i knew i would be missing something when posting. I looked at the first couple of pages and didn't see any that really matched. i'll scroll through that other thread. I've updated my post with the additional info as well
 

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Vikingstaff offer’s some great advice. Unfortunately, one potential problem might be the availability of the correct prop due to, you guessed it, supply chain issues.
 

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Your dealer most likely will and should know what is needed. Prop gods are good, but your dealer is right there. Enjoy that new boat!
 

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Your dealer most likely will and should know what is needed. Prop gods are good, but your dealer is right there. Enjoy that new boat!
I am highly suspect of the “trust your dealer to propping your boat” adivce.

Too many examples of various dealers not doing so properly by too many over the years. I have no doubt some are rather good at it. However, with the variety and diversity of dealers out there (and their dealership situations), nuanced differences in the rapidly specialized pontoon builds we have these days, and the massive differences in intended boat use by owners complicating it even further, I’d always strongly recommend doing a bit of homework on one’s own part.

Just a simple search in these forums shows so many instances of the “cheapest” prop being put on, or whatever is sitting on the shelf that “fits“ the basic set up of the boat, or putting on a prop that is a “jack of all trades” but not a “specialists at anything” (which I kind of get without prior direction from a customer).

I would not at all simply trust the dealer to “know” what is needed. My dealer was close, but still didn’t get it right, AND I provided pre-order guidance on intended usage and prop. Instead, they put on what THEY thought was best. Performance was decently UNDER what one could have expected from my tritoon and motor combo. It then took some “push” from me to get them to allow me to test other options. Sure enough, first alternative test prop and performance jumped SIGNIFICANTLY.
 

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The Reliance is made for I4 engines so the 14.5 x 15 is a great starting point. It may end up being the ideal prop but I would test one or two others since you have a higher HP variant.

You should be able to push a 14.25 x 17 Reliance which will get you more top speed, but you'll lose some lower end bite and fuel efficiency. And the 14.7 x 16 Enertia / Q3 prop that Viking mentioned should also give you good results, although my guess is it'll be slightly over-propped and your max WOT will be in the low-5000 range.

If inventory is low the dealer may throw a Solas prop on there which aren't horrible, but the Yamaha and Mercury props should be your target.
 
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