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HELP?__Prop Size? 261 with 200 HPDI's

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  • HELP?__Prop Size? 261 with 200 HPDI's

    I am re-powering my 261 with a pair of 2002 200HP HPDI's and the new motors do not have any props.

    Is there anyone running this or a similar setup? What props are you running and what performance are you getting?

    Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me!



  • #2
    How do you run the boat? Heavy, Light, do you run in rough water? Are you looking for speed or econ? Fresh or salt water?


    • #3
      Thanks for your help.

      I run the boat in Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island and some near shore use (30 miles off). This is Salt water, and frequently in 1-3 foot chop. When off shore, there are some larger swells.

      I usually run the boat light on gear, heavy on fuel - Its primarily a day boat, so we don't keep a lot on board.

      Speed -or- Economy... good question... From everything I have read, 200's on this boat should push it to almost 50 - no way do I need all that speed! So I guess I would say, I am looking for a prop that will allow the engines to run healthy, economically, and produce a cruise in the 30's (with an occasional joyride in the 40's [])- I'd be happy.


      • #4
        I have a 254 with a bracket and twin 225 optis. I have run 19, 21, and 23 props. Still trying to figure out the best option.

        I have not come close to hitting 50.

        Are your motors transom mounted?
        \'07 Mako 19 bay, sold[br]\'76 Mako 21, sold[br]\'77 Mako 21, dump[br]\'77 Mako 22, sold[br]\'80 Mako 23 WA, sold[br]\'82 Mako 21, sold[br]\'85 Mako 254 currently[br]\'78 J24 USA 292 (sold)[br]\'05 Melges 32 racing sailboat


        • #5
          Yes, my motors are transom mounted (or will be next week). I guess the goal is to have them turn at +/~ 5,200 - 5,400 RPM at WOT?


          • #6
            2001 200 HPDIs on the 26, turning 17P stiletto's. Not sure on their diameter, whatever stock stiletto's are.

            I can turn 52-5300 heavy, 5400+ light
            1990 261 T/2001 200 HPDIs[br]Basking Ridge/Mantoloking NJ[br]


            • #7
              19p merc mirage's is what I ran. Tried eco's, tempest, 4 blade something or other and went back to mirages everytime
              1994 261B[br]Miami, Fl[br]


              • #8

                Originally posted by Castrohasanafro

                19p merc mirage's is what I ran. Tried eco's, tempest, 4 blade something or other and went back to mirages everytime

                Thanks Patrick! With everything that I have read, I am going to start with the 15x19 three blades. That seems to be the general consensus that I have seen.

                I'll keep you all posted.

                Happy Holidays.



                • #9
                  go with 15.25 min
                  1994 261B[br]Miami, Fl[br]