Voo-doo/Merc 40 Followup

Tyler here with the voodoo with a 40 merc. Whatís the best way to set up a motor on the voodoo with a regular stainless b. chopper (18pitch) c. cleaver (16 pitch if I can find one!) I have a jack plate so it should be higher than the aluminum 17 pitch I have on it right now...how much higher...where would be the best bet to find a cleaver??? Iíve only seen one on a guys voodoo on my lake. Do u know of any thanks. 

Tyler

 

Tyler, 

Because you have limited power, try the same setting as you've run with the aluminum prop. From there go higher only if the boat is carrying itself and you have no rooster-tail. A lot of torque on the wheel is a sign you are too high for the prop you are using at the time. Don't know of any cleavers out there but I think the small gain, if any, would not be worth the hefty price. Stick with the chopper and experiment with different setup. 

                                                                    Randy

 

 

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Mark C.

 

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