I recently picked up a 1997 Rinker 212 Festiva (Cuddy)
The boat has the Mercruiser 5.7 with the Alpha One geared at 1.62. I thought 1.47 was the factory equipped, but at any rate, I have the 1.62.
(Actually, I verified the serial numbers on the engine cover and all match. This boat came with the 1.62 from the factory it appears)
The prop is currently a 15 1/4 x 21P. The hole shot is fine, but I can actually over rev the engine with the current setup.
The safe RPM range is 4200-4600, but I believe I've ran it as high as 5500 for a brief moment. This is not safe and I prefer not to do it again.
So I'm wondering what Prop you guys have used in this scenario.
In theory, if the boat came with a 1.47 and 21P prop, this would be more or less equivelant to a 1.62 with a 23P prop.
Anyone have experience, or recommendations with this?