Blackjack Prop

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by Wooly, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Wooly

    Wooly Active Member

    looking for advice! The old Honda 250 is getting the hours on her. Still runs great, but I’m wondering if I should be trying a 4 blade prop? I’ve been running 3 blade stainless since day 1. Has been great other then heading out. I always overload the boat. Just my application.......enough fuel to last 4 days, 5 guys, enough cooler space, beer for the guys, food, and ice. Is what it is. I run pretty high rpm to stay on step on the way out when I’m loaded up. Usually 46-48 burning 2.0-2.2 mpg. Once I burn off some fuel it performs great. 44 burning 2.5-3.0 mpg. Fuel economy is the single most important thing for me since I do 300 mile round trips and try not to hit a pump until I’m back. Should I be trying a 4 blade so that I can stay on step at a lower rpm? Just wondering everyone’s thoughts? Cheers!

    Kevin

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  2. littlechucky

    littlechucky Well-Known Member

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