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    I have a 2000 29 fever with a 496HO. I am running about 63 WOT, 5100RPM with a full tank of gas and two people on board. I just recently bought the boat. I am not sure what size prop I have. I have looked all over to try to find the size. However it has four blades on it.

    I feel like it takes forever to get out of the hole and I was hoping I could get a few more MPH.

    Any recommendation would be great. Thanks

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    D4, With a 496 in a 29 mid sixtys is probably about the best you,ll get with the rpm and speed you are running, and load in the boat you are right in the ballpark with your current prop. A few things you can do to help out your performance. The 29 has a 130 gallon tank at around 6lbs per gallon your draging around an extra 800 lbs or so, a 496 should run all day on half a tank and that 400 lbs less will help holeshot and topend, so unless your doing long runs carry less fuel. The hole shot on the 29s is not good, as i said less fuel, make sure the drive and tabs are both full down when you start to take off, pull them up as you start to plane, They say dont trim the drive past 4.5 to 5 and trim tabs at 3 when running.
    If you have the fresh water tank in back, only keep what you think youl use in it, thats just dead weight in the tail, If your not a stereo freak, you can look at running smaller batterys as well, The batteries that were in mine would have started a frieghtliner, I put in an optima starting and a diehard deepcycle probably saved 45 lbs in the tail, That being said your still not going to win any drag races. I would guess that your current prop is a 24 pitch, they say the bravo 1 is best for the fountains, and a 26 or 24 should be what you run if your current prop is a 24 you should be at the reve limiter with a light load trimmed right you should see mid to higher 60s, And this should be your best all around prop, Hope this helps if I can answer any other questions let me know. Sounds like a nice boat enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4laseck View Post
    I have a 2000 29 fever with a 496HO. I am running about 63 WOT, 5100RPM with a full tank of gas and two people on board. I just recently bought the boat. I am not sure what size prop I have. I have looked all over to try to find the size. However it has four blades on it.

    I feel like it takes forever to get out of the hole and I was hoping I could get a few more MPH.

    Any recommendation would be great. Thanks
    can you post a pic... lot of those ran hydromotive props....the pitch is behind the washer in the shaft nut

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