I have a 22' Scarab and just wanted to see if I can get some info and a direction to go. A little about the boat, It has a 454bbc merc motor in it, we are in denver so a little altitude out here and it has a 24 pitch prop. with a brovo I outdrive.
Problem: The holeshot stinks I can barely plane. I know the pitch is prob too big for out here but I want to see if that is really the case or if there is something else that can be done. I like the speed it has at full throttle I hit about 56mph with 4 people and turning 4200 rpm. Thats why I want to see if there is something else I can do it is only hitting 4200 rpm. On takeoff the motor is at 3000 rpm till it planes out.
If I go to a smaller pitch and get the motor running around 4800 rpm will that make up for the smaller pitch size? I just think 4200 rpm is quite low. any info would help because im a little new to boating.