Colorado Fishing Forum - View Single Post - Prop pitch for 15 Evinrude at altitude?

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Old 05-19-2018, 07:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Colorado Springs
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Koale, I was trying to keep my original post short so I didn't go into a lot of detail. I did take the boat up to SP yesterday and as I expected it was a dog, low RPMS. Had same issue with a 60HP Merc 4 stroke that came from Kansas, I took to Blue Mesa and it was a dog as well. Changed prop to lower pitch, problem solved. Now runs in WOT range. Ideally I want to get RPMS on the 15hp tiller in 5500-6500 range. Called several places online and got varying advice. Just didn't want to buy and try several props if I could avoid it. I realize it can vary for every boat that's why I was wondering if someone had something similar.
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