How to improve holeshot? Trophy or Fury?
2005 Basscat Puma with 05 Evinrude 225 HO with hydraulic jackplate and have recently moved to Florida where the lakes are at most 5 feet deep (usually less). I'm looking to have a faster holeshot to avoid dragging bottom. Currently I have a Trophy Plus 28 pitch that I'm running which can take up to 6-9 sec to get up on plane with just me and partially filled (1/2) livewell and tanks. However in the weeds..... I almost didn't get up on plane or with tournament load it's pretty slow. WOT is 74 mph at 5600-5700 rpm with some light chop and wind against me (15mph or so). I was running a Bravo 1 26 pitch which worked pretty good to get up on plane and would still run lower 70's in the 5800-6000 rpm range but now d/t low water, while loading boat I kind of tore that prop up and since sold it to a prop shop and am looking to get a new prop.The Trophy plus vs Fury. The Mercury website prop selector suggested both of these props in a 26 or 27 pitch. As long I as I'm running lower 70's I'm not that concerned about going any faster, but if I can have even better top end and holeshot....then why not? I have had the boat at 76.6 mph but don't know the rpms off hand and that was with the 28p trophy. Any thoughts? (or tricks to faster holeshot)
Last Edited By: dlivings4433 Sep 23 10 10:44 PM. Edited 3 times.