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MuskyMidget
Posted 7/10/2018 7:23 PM (#912014)
Subject: ETEC 250 HO Prop?




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Hi Guys,

I have a 2010 Ranger 620 with an ETEC 250 HO on it.

I don't have the factory lower unit anymore. The guy I got the boat from loved to hit rocks, so it's got an Evinrude re manufactured lower unit on it.

Apparently it's a lower geared unit than normal. G/C M2 STD is the model, whatever that means ...

Anyways, Frankie's told me the old prop wouldn't be ideal on this new re-habbed lower unit. They recommended 2 other props, but only had 1 in stock so that's what I got.

It's a Raker II 14.5 x 22. The boat flies. I can go 60 MPH. But the hole shot sucks.

I would rather lose some top end and have a better hold shot. I seem to be doing more water sports with the kids than fishing right now so I am wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a better prop for hole shot?

I do have an email in Debbie at Frankie's, but I have no heard back.

Thanks - Midge!
VMS
Posted 7/10/2018 8:24 PM (#912016 - in reply to #912014)
Subject: Re: ETEC 250 HO Prop?





Posts: 2834


Location: Oakdale, Minnesota
Hiya,

I would say if you are looking to do water sports with the kids, I'd maybe suggest a 4 blade for your set-up. If you could get a hold of a Revolution 4 propeller in 19 pitch, you might be getting more of what you want. The prop will still have a bunch of bow lift for you, and being lower pitch and 4 blade, you will be able to keep on plane at lower speeds for the water sports, and still have the handling you would want for heavier conditions.

If you are close to oakdale, I have a Raker in a 20 pitch you could take out and try... It'd be a little slower overall, and you might have to watch your RPM's a bit at the top, by you should gain holeshot...

Steve
danmuskyman
Posted 7/11/2018 9:44 PM (#912113 - in reply to #912014)
Subject: Re: ETEC 250 HO Prop?




Posts: 564


Location: Madison, WI
I have a 09 620 with a 250 HO. I’m running a 4 blade 19 pitch cyclone prop, and my boat jumps out of the hole! It’s literally on plane in seconds. Love that prop. My top end is about 54 maybe 55 but is plenty for me. I also have a 3 blade 21 pitch but have never tried it due to how well the 4 blade cyclone handles this rig.
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