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05-16-2005, 03:47 PM
Can anyone tell me what the barefoot 200's had on them for props from the dealers? 5 blade? 3 blade? I bought my 88 ProStar 200 which from what I gather all the barefooters liked so much the following year they made it the barefoot 200 instead of the PS 200 and changed the upper part of the boat leaving the hull the same and doing away with the tracking fins. Im only asking about the prop because the BF200 on ebay claims to go about 60 mph while mine with a Yammi 200 can do about 48 with a 5 blade. Im wondering if he possibly has a 3 blade on it which came original with the boat therefor giving him that much more speed.
05-16-2005, 04:30 PM
My 1991 BF200 came with a 13 3/4X17 3 blade, Top speed was about 54.
I changed to a 14x19 3 blade and it would do about 58 trimmed out.
I had played around with a 14x18 4 blade, dont remember the speed, I just did not like the "shifting" sensation of it.
05-16-2005, 05:57 PM
Ours came with the Stainless 3 blade. We can run over 60 trimmed out. We tested it against a friend's cigarette boat which could do about 110mph :eek: It really depends also on what motor you have. Many people say there is no difference...a 200 is a 200. I do not believe that. Our Yamaha has alot more power than the neighbors 200 Merc had. No question about that.
Needless to say we lost the race and lost at the gas pump. :D
I would be very suprised to see a 4 or 5 blade on one sold from a dealer unless they added it on.
06-08-2005, 09:25 PM
They came with the stock yamaha 3 blade. 13 x17x 3/4. Thats the prop I have tried many propellers including the high five which sucked. The boat would cavitate and rev to many RPM's. This prop 13 x17x 3/4
Is the best prop by far for this boat, great excelleration and no cavitaion. Boat does about 55 mph.
06-09-2005, 03:40 AM
my 95 barefoot 200 had a stainless prop on it and would run at over 60mph fully trimmed out...the yamaha proV200 was one of the best outboards ive ever had......man i loved that boat
p.s i had a 3-blade stainless prop
06-09-2005, 03:42 AM
Pete, what time is it in London?
06-09-2005, 03:53 AM
10 to 9 .....on a :) glorious sunny morning
06-09-2005, 07:19 AM
The boat in question should have come with a 3 blade and would run about 60mph. With the 5-blade prop it levels the prop-wash behind the boat at about 60 feet and makes it easier to cross barefooting. You loose top end speed but gain acceleration in the hole shot. As far as Yamaha to Mercury motors, Yamaha is considerably lighter in weight. It is a little faster because of this. Just donít hit anything submerged under the water like a stump. The lower unit on the Yamaha is made of inferior aluminum compared to the Mercury. Experience talking here! Ha.
06-09-2005, 10:22 PM
well I have the five blade on there right now and even when footing at 75 ft the table turbulance still seems pretty crudy. I cant imagine even footing behind it with the 3 blade. Havent tried but maybe its time to swap it out and see for some dumb reason if it is better.