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I am starting a build on a Copperhead soon, and want to go with a 40 HP Yamaha. Can anyone give me suggestions on how to prop it? Thanks!
I run a 50 2 stroke yamaha. I have a 14 pitch stainless. It has a excellent holeshot. My top end is about 36mph. If I raise my pitch to about a 16 I could probably gain a few more miles an hour in my top end but then again my hole shot will decrease. If your fishing very shallow water you might want a better holshot to get up and go. Or if you run more open water you could run a bigger pitch for a better cruising speed. It's really your preference. Just decide what your going to mostly do and decide from there.Thanks for the replies. It will be a center console, and if I had to choose I would lean toward better hole shot. But a good balance of hole shot and top end would be my preference. I really don't know much about pitch and how it affects performance, so I am grateful for anything you can tell me.