Adding four bladed prop to World Cat 266

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Billablehours
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Boat Model: 290 CC

Re: Adding four bladed prop to World Cat 266

Postby Billablehours » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:11 am

4 blade Prop Tecs suggested by Ken at Prop Gods work great on my 290CC. The boat stays on plane at lower speeds, gets great economy and allows the boat to be trimmed better. 250 Zuks by the way.
2013 290CC. Suzuki DF250AP's
Big Pine Key and Orlando, Fl.

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TowBoatUS
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Boat Mfg: 14 World Cats
Boat Model: 2 x 245SF, 3 x 266SC, & 9 x 266/270SF
Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Re: Adding four bladed prop to World Cat 266

Postby TowBoatUS » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:47 pm

You will get a lot of opinions. Over time we have found that the Mirage Plus (Three Blade) in a 18" pitch is the best all around prop for a WC 266/270 with Honda 200/225 with a 1.86:1 lower unit gear radio. We probably have more experience with the World Cat than most since we operate a fleet of 14 WCs. Since our goal is to maximize performance and minimize cost we are very fuel conscious. This month we burned a little over 6,000 gallons in our fleet and small differences really matter. In 18 years we have tried all variations of prop combos from 16" to 19" in four blades (Proptec) and three blades, but have settle on the Mercury Mirage Plus. Good luck and keep us posted.
Very Respectfully,

Capt Larry

12 World Cats, two 245SFs with Merc 150 4 strokes, three 266SCs with Honda 225s, seven 266SFs with 200 Hondas (see us at boatustowing.com)

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Re: Adding four bladed prop to World Cat 266

Postby SeaBiscuit » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:52 am

I've been running the Rev 19's now for a couple of months and am pretty happy with them. No appreciable difference in prop slip, WOT went from 6000 to 5500 with light boat in flat water. WOT speed went from 51mph to 49mph, so, no big deal there. Normal cruising speed stayed the same at 30 to 33mph turning 39 to 42rpms. Oddly, the hole shot is not quite as good as it was with my saltwater series II three blade 19 pitch props.
Boat does seem to have the stern a little higher and stays on plane at a slightly slower speed. These were my main goals.
Fuel burn is the same at 1.5 to 1.6 mpg in a moderately loaded boat, meaning 60lbs ice, three people, fishing gear, livewell full, water tank 3/4 full, 3/4 tank of fuel.
The last two days we were running very heavy with 120 pounds of ice, full tanks, a ton of gear, four large folks, and averaged 1.3 mph, still running 28 to 30mph at 39 to 40rpm as seas would allow. Tough to stay on plane a slower speeds though, so, I had run harder than I would have preferred, but, still OK.
I ask Ken at propgods if there were other props I should try, but, he thought, based on his experience it would be these for stick with my SWS II's.
2008 270SF, 225 Yamaha's,Simrad NSS12-EVO2, 4G radar, B175M


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