Prop for Valero YT/Merc 200

I currently am rigging an 88 Valero YT with a 2002 200 Merc Carbs - with Bobs nose cone on 20" shaft and jack plate. I have been reading your postings and they have been helpful except I have no idea what prop to run. I want TOP END but would like not to give up allot of bottom - If I have to sacrifice bottom for top what is the best PROP.

The Moover



Unfortunately, the new 200's have a Rev limiter, 5800 and it is hard to deal with. I would run a 30" chopper and hope that it stays off the limit. If it hits hard, you will have to send it to Sean at CDI to have it moved. I did a HST with a 2001 - 200 and we went with a 32" chopper. The boat runs 90 plus and punches pretty good, surprisingly. 




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Mark C.


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