Prop for Valero V

I have an 85 Valero V-Pad with a Merc 2.5 200 powerhead (with some work) on a 260 midsection and a Bobs cone. I just bought the boat today and took it to the lake. I have been reading your tech tips and you are very knowledgeable. Here's my only ran 81.1 MPH (gps) and I was thinking that motor should have pushed the boat a little faster????? I have a 29srx prop running approx. 6500 rpm. Assume I have done all of the setup as you suggested....setback, motor height etc. Do you have another prop you could suggest before I end up with 5 props that I can't use????? Looking to be in the 90's, or am I dreaming?????

Thanks, Phil



That is not bad for your first ride in the boat. Try little adjustments to height, etc. and 90 should be easy to get.




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