Wellcraft Nova Props

Hi there. I just bought a 1984 Wellcraft Nova with twin Merc 260hp engines. I need to buy props but don't have a clue about what size and pitch. I'd like to get cleavers as I hear they work very well. I'm looking for something middle of the road as far as a good hole shot and top end but nothing too radical. One guy told me 14-1/2 - 21 and another
guy told me 14-1/2 - 23 so I'm kinda stuck. Would the pitch go up a bit if I go with a cleaver because they're a thinner more efficient prop? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!

What did it have to begin with? Look at a pair of Mirage props with the same pitch. They are much better than what it came with.




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