Prop for Vector/Merc Inline 150

Randy,

Hi, what prop do you recommend for this boat/motor combo? 1979 Vector with 1978 inline 150 Merc. I have no modifications, everything is stock. I have no jack plate or setback. The boat will be used to ski and joy ride across a fairly calm sheltered  fresh water bay. I would like to have some low end snap and maximize top end, and also keep the rpm's reasonable at wot. This is a classic motor, its racing days are behind it, if you know what I mean. What is the recommended max RPM for this engine, and what do you feel I should see on the speedo with your recommended prop? Also can you possibly include model numbers on the prop you suggest? Thanks Randy- Bill B

 

Bill,

The prop I would look for is a 24 in line chopper. Since they have not made one in over 10 years, used is the only way to get one. New props would be a 22 pitch Laser II or 24 pitch Laser II. Not as much fun as the chopper, but pretty good nonetheless.

Randy

 

 

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Thanks,
Mark C.

 

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