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Old 06-26-2018, 02:55 PM
Warren G. Warren G. is offline
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Nice. Every mph counts.
I finally found a guy here in north shore, MA. Heís a mobile guy with a compressor. Doesnít use walnut shells. He likes white bottom boats so he knows when he hits glass.
Needs boat on stands. Creates a self enclosed bubble in your yard.
Quoted me 3200$ for my 23.
Will check it out in the fall.

That seems pretty expensive if it's just to blast. Mine was $2900 for blasting, spot repairs to bottom fiberglass (dings on keel), 4 coats of barrier epoxy and 2 coats of bottom paint.

After the blasting and fresh bottom paint my MPH jumped 4-5 mph and RPMs went up 200-300. Now running 5700 RPM @ 44/45 mph. I still think it has more and it has to do with the refurbished prop on there. I think it has too much cupping from repairs. Trying some other props right now. Just put on a Merc Enertia 17 pitch. May also try the Mirage Plus and an Enertia Eco XP. May raise the engine a hole.
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:08 PM
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What did you end up with for prop and speed?

4-5MPH jump from a new bottom is sweet. Might have to do that this winter.

Struggling with the Old OX66 250 at ~21kts.. UGH
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Old 07-24-2018, 10:21 AM
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What did you end up with for prop and speed?

4-5MPH jump from a new bottom is sweet. Might have to do that this winter.

Struggling with the Old OX66 250 at ~21kts.. UGH
So, I'm currently running the Mercury Enertia 17P. More importantly, I lifted my engine 1 hole, which really changes the handling for the better. Between that and the freshly blasted bottom it's a huge improvement. With full fuel and gear I'm running 5700 RPM at 45.5 MPH. I'm thinking I'll hit 47 with half a tank and light gear. I might try an Enertia 16P this weekend just to see if the extra 200-300 RPMs adds speed vs the drop in pitch. Dialing it in!

My 2011 23' is heavier than most. It's got the 2x tackle center and a massive fiberglass t-top from Oyster Harbors that is much heavier and thicker than the stock t-top. Piping is much larger, too. I also have other add-ons like the power assist steering. She's a tank.
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:48 PM
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Warren - May be a dumb question but...

I assume you were mounted on the top hole and now you are mounted at the middle hole. correct? this would be the middle of 3?

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Old 07-24-2018, 08:07 PM
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2011 23FS F300. I'm running the std SWSII 3 blade prop in the std hole.
I have a painted bottom. Best I ever got trimmed out was 5700rpm and 46mph. 2 people 3/4 tank.
I rarely run more than 30-35 mph so I'm fine with the numbers.
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:03 AM
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Warren - May be a dumb question but...

I assume you were mounted on the top hole and now you are mounted at the middle hole. correct? this would be the middle of 3?

Chris

There are actually 4 holes. It came from the factory mounted on the top hole (all the way down) and I moved it up 1 hole (second from the top hole). I think any higher would make the ride rougher in chop. My guy told me that he's had people go two holes up just to return to him and say drop it down one, because it's too high.

I tried the 16p Enertia, which I'm sticking with and will keep the 17p as a backup. The 16p runs about 1 mph faster and a little more responsive out of the hole. Best cruise is 2.3 MPG, 4400 RPM at 29.5 MPH. This was with nearly a full tank and 3 people and minimal gear. It hits 5600 rpm trimmed all the way down vs 5400 with the 17p. Trimmed, the 16p hits 5900 vs 5700 for the 17p.

I think I'm pretty dialed-in and am happy about it!

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Old 08-15-2018, 07:55 PM
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When I purchased my boat it had the original Yam SST prop and only turned 5500. I switched over to a Mercury Enertia prop, got me into the 5900-6k range. I have seen 41 mph with a light load with this set up. THat was with a flaking, painted bottom.

I had a local guy blast the boat and I barrier coated/ablative painted. I picked up maybe 1 mph, not a big difference in my case.

If you are in the tri state area I can give you his info. Does a great job with his wet blasting system, no dust!
Hey can I get the info for the wet blasting? Also if you donít mind how much was it. I also have the same setup as you F225 23í reg i feel like it can get out of its own way. Debating on the merc prop now that I saw this was it worth it? Thanks in advance.
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