I have a 2011 Tracker Grizzly 1648 all-welded jon boat with a 2009 Evinrude E-Tec 40HP tiller. I am looking to re-prop it and am looking for any and all opinions on which way to go. I appreciate all input in advance.
I have a 1648 G3 with a 40hp Yamaha. It originally had a 16p 3 blade. Boat would run 35mph with 3 people on gps. Decent hole shot. After that prop wore out I put a 4 blade 14p on it. Much better hole shot and stays on plane at lower speeds. Top end is now 30mph. I'm not happy with the top end and looking for a 4 blade 16p. Both props are 10 1/4" diameter. Also hydrofoils on the cavitation plate made a HUGE difference in performance.