Propping 40 hp E-tec

Discussion in 'Prop Shop' started by warrenpb50, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. warrenpb50

    warrenpb50 On the water we are all the same.

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    Couldn't find anything on search. Ordered a 17' SUV to be built sometime in the future with a 40hp E-tec. Will have a center console and guide box. Also planning on a jack plate but not set in stone. Any idea what prop and pitch to run?
     
  2. Recidivists

    Recidivists Looking towards the weekend!

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    I have a loaded SUV 17 with 15p Viper SS.  WOT @5750 rpm and 32mph.  Hole shot okay.  Lowering the engine on the jackplate by an inch and adding a Bob's Machine shop plate within the month.
     

  3. warrenpb50

    warrenpb50 On the water we are all the same.

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    Is your jackplate manual? Where is the cavatation plate on the transom? Is the E-tec limit at 6K rpm? Thanks
     
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    Jack plate is not manual. 17lb 4.5" setback Jacked Up, no longer doing business. Cavitation plate is 4" above hull at lowest point on jack plate travel. You want to be b/w 5500 and 6000 rpms on the etec.
     
  5. warrenpb50

    warrenpb50 On the water we are all the same.

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    Do you run a temp gauge or water pressure gauge, or trim tabs? Thanks, it all helps.
     
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    Lowrance I-Command digital gauge for oil temp.  No water pressure sensor hooked up.  I have Lenco trim tabs, and am very happy that I do.