I have a 2007 Lund Classic 1660 console steer with a Merc 60 HP 4-stroke. Bought it this year. It has a 10 pitch prop on it. Works OK on the front range (slow to plane, but will get up to max RPM at WOT), but it's a dog in the hills. Tried it at Spinney with my dad and niece, and without having dad get in the bow it would only turn 4000 RPM.
I know I need to go down in prop, but not sure how much. Jim's Prop Shop says go all the way down to a 7 pitch. Prop Doctors say 8. I'm not that concerned about top end, but I want something that I can continue to troll with, will plane out without having to sit in the bow, and not cause me to over-rev the engine (does this engine have a rev limiter?)
Is there anyone with a similar set up that can offer what what they are running?