I’m posting this for a friend of mine who purchased a new 238. His boat is equipped with the Verado 400 and a 15 kicker, trim tabs, ect.
Factory prop was an Enertia ECO 18 pitch. We are, with two of us in it, struggling to hit RPM’s.
Top speed is 52 with the motor trimmed very, very high and RPM’s @ 5800. If you keep trimming to try and increase the RPM’s the rooster tail will get about 20 foot high and steering and control is horrible.
Should we not be hitting higher RPM’s?
Any other props worth trying? I have a Bravo LT 20.5 and a 19 pitch Enertia we could try. But if we aren’t hitting RPM’s that makes me think we need a shorter prop…but I can’t hardly think that a boat and motor that big would only push a 17 pitch???
I’m not sure where the motor is mounted.
Thanks for any opinions.