Vandal with 115 OMC

Hello randy,

I recently bought my first Hydrostream this past December, an 82' vandal with no motor. I just aquired a 115 hp evinrude for it.  Hereís my question where should I start with as far as props go? Iíve looked at the questions for vipers w/v4s, but the viper is a heavier boat, do vandals like the Yamaha drag props and inline choppers too?



The Vandal and the Viper are very much the same when it comes to the V-4 set up. I raced a Vandal for a few years. I like the way the boat turns and it doesn't bounce at mid speeds like the Viper. The boats are closer in weight than you think. I ran a 26 pitch Yamaha drag prop back then, but a chopper would work also. Search for a 24 or 26 of either and start there. You'll love the boat. 




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Mark C.


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