Vector with Merc 175

I just purchased an 81 Vector. Its got a Merc 175 on it. The speedo isn't hooked up right now and I know props make a difference, but on avg. what would you say the top speed is that I could get out of this boat with that motor on it. Right now there is a stainless 4 blade prop on it. Any recommendations. I noticed it beginning to fish tail a bit to when I was at top speed. I do believe it was b/c I was trimming the motor up a bit too much and lost control with the skeg not having as much contact with the water. Im also interested in locating a windshield for the boat could you point me in the right direction. Any performance tips or any heads up would be great. Thank you!



Most Vectors with 175 like three blade choppers and such. They tend to run 75ish without too much trouble. The windshield is a problem. Not much out there except used ones.




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