I recently purchased a new boat, Lund Alaskan 2000 with a 115 Pro XS CT. I’ve been doing the break-in procedure and currently have about 8 hours on the boat.
The boat came with a 17 pitch Black Max. Seems like a good performer other than I’d like to see better handling @ mid to top speed. Going 39 mph (top speed) I get a fair amount of chine walking.
I fish Lake Sakakwea the vast majority of the time and in boats past I’ve always had SS props. I would like to purchase a second prop so that I have a back up and, more importantly, to see if I can prop it to improve a couple of characteristics such as chine walking, mid range speed (increasing) and slow speed steering (If that’s possible).
Again, I’m open to SS but more than anything, is there a prop that will help make the boat more stable at speed? And how about in the 3500-4500 RPM range? I’d love to pickup speed here as it’s the cruising zone.
My boat did not come with an RPM gauge so I’m
Not sure what my RPM is at under full speed. I’m in the process of getting a Merc vessel View mobile but it’s not installed yet.
One thing I want to mention is that hole shot is currently ridiculously fast. We had 5 people in the boat for a little cruise last Friday and this boat and motor/pitch combo poppies up like it was nothing. I am OK giving up some hole shot if it means better cruising handling
Thanks for any suggestions.