Prop for Valero V/Merc 2.5 200


I have an 84 Hydrostream Valero V-Bottom with a 91 2.5 Mercury 200 Carb with Bob’s Machine low water pickup and 5 ½” Setback, manual jackplate. Bottom of boat has been sanded also. Motor is all stock. What type of prop should I be running, at what RPM’s, and what should I hope for on top speed?

John Pickett

Lake City, FL


Choppers, Tritons, Cleavers, the whole gamut works on your combo. 80 plus is easy and 90 plus is not hard to get. You will need 28-30” pitch and 6500 plus to be on target.




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