We have a 2008 Rinker 246 R2 bowrider with the wakeboard setup. We run a full boat wakeboarding and tubing and modest cruising. Found info on the web for the a new propset similar to the Bravo III XR perfromance blades, New Bravo Three - Extra Blade Means Extra Performance.
HERES THE QUESTION. Since we run mostly watersporting and need just a little more power for the hole shot when pulling under load, should I change the propset for more accelaration? I'm looking for low end performance and cruising, not top speed.
Here's the set up: 350 Mag MPI Bravo III, 15.5 diameter 24 pitch prop set, top end 52+ mph at WOT (5000 prm), cruise at 28-30 mph, watersports at 17-19 mph.
Anybody have experience with this new prop set? Any info will be helpful. I see in engine tests at Mercruiser that Chapparal is running this set up on their SSX 236 with the 350 MAG. I also heard that Cobalt is making this "Next Generation Bravo III" standard on some of their boats. I will call Rinker and Mercruiser for more info.