1999 Edgewater 247 w/ 2006 F250

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  • 1999 Edgewater 247 w/ 2006 F250

    I just purchased a 1999 Edgewater 247 w/ 2006 F250. I know the boat can use a larger motor. However, for now, I need to work with what I have. There is an M17 3 blade prop on the engine, but the slippage is around 30%. 5000 RPM 28 mph 6000 33 mph. The cavitation plate is even with the bottom of the hull. The bow rides high to me on plane as well. Any help would be appreciated.

  • #2
    got a picture of the bottom of the boat in front of the motor?
    Just curious how it looks.

    https://www.boattest.com/oem/418/boats/12/3
    I see these numbers on boattest.com which aren't that great either.
    EdgeWater 247 CC



    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    1000 4.7 4.1 1.9 2.5 2.2 323 281 63
    1500 6.9 6.0 3.4 2.0 1.8 263 229 68
    2000 7.8 6.8 5.2 1.5 1.3 196 170 74
    2500 12.3 10.7 6.6 1.9 1.6 242 211 77
    3000 18.3 15.9 8.0 2.3 2.0 299 260 87
    3500 25.3 22.0 10.1 2.5 2.2 327 284 87
    4000 28.0 24.3 12.4 2.3 2.0 294 256 92
    4500 32.0 27.8 19.9 1.6 1.4 210 182 93
    5000 35.2 30.6 27.5 1.3 1.1 167 145 97
    5400 39.3 34.1 28.3 1.4 1.2 181 157 98

    Ken Reeves
    [email protected]
    941-735-5808

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    • #3
      going off those numbers, I'm thinking a Powertech OFS4 in 15 pitch and see if it hooks up

      Ken Reeves
      [email protected]
      941-735-5808

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      • #4
        I will get some pictures tomorrow. I saw the information from boattest.com the gear ratio for its engine was 1.87:1. I believe it was a newer F250 the 4.2 model. I have the 3.3 F250 with the 2:1 gear ratio not sure how much different it will make. Thank You for your help.

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        • #5
          I think I found the problem.

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          • #6
            I guess it is one of the rare time the prop does not slip too freely. I was also cut by the back edge of the prop when removing.

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            • #7
              Yeah, that prop is worn down thin, and that hub looks pretty bad.
              I have cut myself pretty good on props that the flats guys run around here in the sandy shallow water, the trailing edge can be sharp as a razor sometimes.

              Your motor has a 2.0 gear ratio.
              the newer 4.2L F250 has a 1.75 gear ratio.
              Not sure what motor was in that test, I was mainly interested in what top speed they got with the same HP.
              A 15 pitch that has decent traction on your motor will run mid to high 30's if you can turn it close to 6000 RPM.
              That would be a big improvement.

              Ken Reeves
              [email protected]
              941-735-5808

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              • #8
                Thank you. A friend said he has a three blade 15 pitch I can try next weekend.

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