re: Should my pontoon boat plane off? (Posted on 5/31/12 at 3:32 pm to fishfighter)
quote: First off, you are not turning up enough RPM's. Loaded, you should be able to reach 5700 RPM'S. Try to find a 4 blade power prop in a lower pitch. With just a couple people on board, you should be able to get about 22-25 mph.
Oh, you might try moving some weight to the bow too!
I'm starting to 2nd guess the prop size on this motor. I think this motor came off of a bass boat and the lower pitched prop was on the Evinrude I tool off of it last year.
I'll check this weekend. Thanks! That's about how fast I thought it should go.