As I read previous posts I get more confused. I have a 3 blade 24 Tempest on my PIII w/ 200 opti and am getting a terrible hole shot when Im loaded up. Dealer says use a 25 trophy 4 blade, but other posters and BassCat have said other things. Dont know which way to go?? I fish mostly shallow water and am a run and gun tournament basser so I want a quick hole shot – will sacrifice some speed to get it.Can anyone help? I want to do some testing asap.
Whether it is a 24 or 25 trophy, the 4 blade is better for heavier loads. Holeshot may be quicker but you lose top end. Tempest will give you top end, but may not be the answer if you are trying take offs with only limited area to manuever. 23 Tempest might help if you want to stay with 3blade prop, but again, may increase rpms, affecting your rev limiter. FWIW.96 Eyra/12 Mercury 175 Pro XS with 2015 single axle trailer2017 Victory Gunner