I recently purchased my Eliminator Eagle 23 XP. IT has a 454/Bravo One with a four blade stainless 22P prop. It gets out of the hole very well and planes easily with 1/3-1/2 throttle. It tops out quickly with seemingly little effort. My instinct was to jump up to a 26P prop, but I have just come upon a 28P four blade stainless Brave One prop locally and thought that it was priced well and would be worth trying out. I don't pull skiers and we pull a tube from time to time. Thoughts on jumping from a 22P to a 28P? I will keep the 22P prop for skiing, tubing etc. but wanted a second prop for more top end. I've see. The calculators but not sure on all of the variables. Is 15% a good guess for slippage? Should I run the boat on GPS at a certain RPM and note the speed to figure the factor for slippage? I'd like to be able to figure out my top speed with a given prop. Is a jump from 22P to 28P to big?
Thanks for your guys' time and help!