Scott, last year I did just the opposite HP wise on my 22' Cole. Pulled the blower (-300hp) and pulled the 26 pitch, went to a 21 pitch thinking my low compression blower motor would be pretty weak. I actually need just a bit more pitch, so your 22 would be ideal.
On my Cole with the blower I spun this 26 pitch 6,000. It was a tick over 90 mph on the gps.
Here's a pic of the prop (S/S Mach Sterndriver RH 4-blade) on the drive and another showing it would include the splined Bravo 1 inner hub. I would be interested in trading you. Let me know, thanks. Jocko
How did the cole handle at 80+ mph? Did you ever get any prop or chine walk? And what made you decide to pull the blower? Thanx scott
Scott, the Cole handles quite well even at 90+. However, any fast v-bottom out drive will chine walk if you trim it up past the optimum position. As you can see in my pic, my Cole also has hydraulic trim tabs. With the trim & tabs optimized, it runs straight as an arrow.
As far as the blower removal, I also have a Howard runner bottom for race only. I traded the Vortech blower setup for a complete 8-71 blower that I wanted for the race boat. The Cole still runs 72 mph unblown and all we do is cruise the river at 40-50 mph anyway. Dave