Four Winns Prop

Sir:

I own a 93' Four Winns 190 horizon i/o with a 5.0 302 ford engine (I apologize for not knowing the horsepower). Itís really a great boat...the original owner as well as myself are very anal about it's upkeep. I live in the mountains of Colorado and travel 1 or 2 times a year to lake powell in so. Utah/no. Arizona. However, my wife and I have found ourselves exploring several of Coloradoís lakes this summer. The raker stainless prop on the boat is a great prop for lower altitudes, or so I was told. I was wondering what type of prop you might suggest I use in Colorado. I believe my boat's max throttle at say 8,000 ft. is about 4,000rpm and approximately 36 mph/38-39 mph at 1/2 trim up. Incidentally, I usually have 2-4 people in the boat with me and very little extra weight. My goal is to have a faster hole shot and a higher top end if possible. But, I don't want to hurt the engine. I can accept the current performance if that is all there is.

Just thought Iíd ask!

Sincerely, Britt Bishop

 

Drop down in size a couple of inches and go for a Viper prop or something similar. These work better when power is down. The altitude will eat up 3-4% per 1000 ft.

Randy

 

 

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Thanks,
Mark C.

 

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