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I have a 2001 90hp classic merc engine on a 1650 lund angler, just bought a laser 2 prop with 22 pitch, i am looking for top speed, the boat is rated for 5500 max rpm's, the 22 pitch runs 5200. would i get higher top end if i went to a 24 pitch or should i try a 20. I know the 20 would get me back up around 5500 rpm's but woould i neccesarily move faster???

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Don't go any higher, look like you have the highest pitch prop you can install on that motor which should run at 5500rpm max.
If you go with a 23 or 24 you'll drop RPMs more and it won't be good for your motor.
If you use a smaller pitch you'll get back to 5500 but you won't get more speed.

How fast does your boat go ? Did you try to trim motor out when at full speed, that will increase your max of about 3 to 5 mph

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