2001 Boston whaler 280 outrage twin 275 verados prop advise

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  • 2001 Boston whaler 280 outrage twin 275 verados prop advise

    Looking for prop advise on a 2001 Boston whaler 280 outrage with twin 2005 mercury 275 verados. Right now I have multi resurfaced 3 blade 17p mirages and my fuel economy is the pits. The verados have only 380 hours and 1.85 gear ratio . Boat turns 6100-6200 rpm and I usually cruise 4500 going 22 knots at .7-.9 MPG (for both engines) depending on ocean conditions . WOT around 40 mph. Only had the boat a few months but I fish as much as possible inshore and offshore so re propping is a must. After researching this model seems like rev4 is the common answer. Boat is heavy 11k-13k loaded slow getting on plane but can be done at 4500-4600 rpm . Looking for the best economy I can get and hoping to stay on plane at lower rpms as well , as I cover a lot of ground in lots of different weather. Appreciate the feedback thanks

  • #2
    Damn, 4500 to get on plane! Maybe I'm used to smaller boats, but I can get up at a tad over 3K.

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    • #3
      Heavy boat getting the bow down requires that kind of power. Forgot to mention a stern-lifting prop would be great.

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      • #4
        Quicksilver Q4's same prop as the Revolution 4 17 pitch.
        I have a set available to test if you like.
        I would expect that fuel burn at 22 KTS to improve a bit. that is pretty bad

        Ken Reeves
        [email protected]
        941-735-5808

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        • #5
          Thanks ken as of now we are buried in snow here on Long Island but may take you up on that offer as the weather improves.

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          • #6
            sound like a plan

            Ken Reeves
            [email protected]
            941-735-5808

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