Best prop for Ankona SUV 17

Discussion in 'Prop Shop' started by RonBari, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. RonBari

    RonBari I Love microskiff.com!

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    I have an Ankona SUV 17, full deck, center console with an ETEC 40. I do not know what the prop pitch is (S.S. "Viper") Hole shot with trim tabs barely down is great. With 2 people on board, (average weight 170 lbs. each) full gear with cooler, in perfect trim the best I can hit is 30 MPH WOT @ about 5100 rpm. I absolutely love the boat, I'm not out to win any races, but want to know if this is about all I should expect.
     
  2. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Imo 30mph fully loaded with a 40hp on a 17 ft skiff isnt too shabby at all.
    Ive never personally ran one so i could be wrong..
     

  3. I would go down pitch 1 or 2 if it was me. youll get more rpm better hole shot and prob a few mph since you wot would be around 5300-5500 which is in the wot range it should be
     
  4. RonBari

    RonBari I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks.. Would there be any noticeable change or advantage to switch over to 4 blades?
     
  5. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    i am running a basic alum prop 15p which increase rpm but not speed compared to 17p

    same speed as you 30-32 no tabs ,tiller

    I went up a hole and it seemed like I got more hull out of the water but w/o tabs I can not take advan. of the height--- squirrelly
     
  6. RonBari

    RonBari I Love microskiff.com!

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    Sounding like I'm pretty much set up with what I need and should leave it alone. The boat runs and handles very well... just wondered if I could squeeze out a few more MPH. Thanks for the input and opinions.