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jeffbare
10-13-2010, 02:33 PM
I have 1991 Barefoot200 with a ProV200 Yamaha, and am looking for the right prop. We use the boat on saltwater, and do more cruising than skiing. I currently have a 17P Yamaha, and need more pitch. I have been thinking about a 21P or 23P High Five from Mercury. Any other suggestions?

Thanks,
Jeff

duckguy
10-13-2010, 03:02 PM
Jeff

Call me right away. i have just the prop for you! 608-332-6110

Matt

BROUSSARD
10-13-2010, 03:02 PM
I have 1991 Barefoot200 with a ProV200 Yamaha, and am looking for the right prop. We use the boat on saltwater, and do more cruising than skiing. I currently have a 17P Yamaha, and need more pitch. I have been thinking about a 21P or 23P High Five from Mercury. Any other suggestions?

Thanks,
Jeff

Those Mercury High Fives are great props have had to on previous boats.

aquaman
10-13-2010, 03:05 PM
Jeff,

I have a perfect condition Hi-Five 19 in. pitch for sale. $300

Dylan
10-13-2010, 04:40 PM
Sorry for the thread jack, but why would you need more pitch? I'm running a 16px14.5 4 blade, and have excellent top end, pull and rpms at speed. I can easily cruise at 50 (If I so wanted to), with 7 people on board and coolers. Wakeboarding and skiing with that amount of weight still yields plenty of pulling power.

Also, you may want to read this thread as well: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=36940

duckguy
10-13-2010, 04:54 PM
I found the 21 to be more user friendly on my boat. the 19 came out of the hole fast as heck but didn't cruise as happy.

Prostar19
10-13-2010, 06:23 PM
I have a 1992 Barefoot 200 it came with a 19 and it was an ok prop. boat would run about 57 with on person. Good hole shot with 2 footers dropped way off with 3 or more. Went to a 17 much better hole shot but too many RPM's pulled 4 of us up with no problem. Just tried a 18 4 blade. Really brought the rpm's down good with 2 footers but did not like 3 at all. Would run abour 62 and cruises great at low RPM's.Thinking of trying a 5 blade but have not yet...so I have a brand new 18 pitch 4 blade for sale...PM me....

jeffbare
10-13-2010, 07:26 PM
Thanks everyone. I found a 23P that I am purchaseing. I understand why the lower pitch is a good match, but my other boat (just sold) was a 105 mph twin outboard catamaran, so the additional speed will be nice.

Thanks, this is a great site.
Jeff

Miss Rita
10-13-2010, 08:19 PM
Jumping from a 17" to 23" prop is HUGE. the rule of thumb is that each inch of pitch will change rpm by 200, so the 23" prop may drop your WOT rpm by 1200. Are you going to try that bigger prop before buying it?

jeffbare
10-13-2010, 08:34 PM
I have tried 23p in the past, and don't have a problem with rpm's. The 17P goes right to the rev limiter.

Prostar19
10-13-2010, 09:57 PM
The 17 onmy 92 hits the rev limit as well but has a great hole shot. Hoping that a 5 blade will give me the hole shot and drop the rmp's. Anyone know?

duckguy
10-13-2010, 11:26 PM
It will prostar but not by a ton, go 19p if you are really a hole shot guy

Prostar19
10-14-2010, 12:36 AM
Boat came with a 19 but would not pull 3 of us well so we went with the 17. We mostly pull 2 but pull 3 a lot and 4 sometimes. Have a 250, 225, 220, and a 180 so we make it hard on the poor litle boat. The 13.75 x 18 4 blade works great for 2 and really lowers the rpm's but does not like 3 of us. so looking for something with the hole shot of the 17 with a little lower rpm. Does it exists?

duckguy
10-14-2010, 09:29 AM
The 5 blade should lower it but not by much.

jeffbare
10-14-2010, 12:50 PM
We don't barefoot at all, the only skiing we do is salalom skiing and maybe pulling a tube with our 2 year old daughter. with the 23" I haven't had any problems with hole shot, my wife is the serious skier and she is 5'8" and 135-140 lbs so I don't use full throttle to get her up. I like the additioal speed and economy of the larger prop. The one thing I have noticed in past testing of High 5's is they aren't very good around the dock. With the small blades there isn't a lot of bight for manuvering and revere.

BROUSSARD
10-14-2010, 02:08 PM
We don't barefoot at all, the only skiing we do is salalom skiing and maybe pulling a tube with our 2 year old daughter. with the 23" I haven't had any problems with hole shot, my wife is the serious skier and she is 5'8" and 135-140 lbs so I don't use full throttle to get her up. I like the additioal speed and economy of the larger prop. The one thing I have noticed in past testing of High 5's is they aren't very good around the dock. With the small blades there isn't a lot of bight for manuvering and revere.

Just one question. Why buy a BAREFOOT 200 if you don't BAREFOOT? :confused::confused::confused:

Just wondering :D

jeffbare
10-14-2010, 03:11 PM
Just one question. Why buy a BAREFOOT 200 if you don't BAREFOOT? :confused::confused::confused:

Just wondering :D

We live on the saltwater and do a lot more than skiing, the inboards don't handle the saltwater environment nearly as well and the outboard out performs the inboards all day. There are many beaches we frequent, and the ability to trim the motor out of the water is a huge advantage to having all the running gear below the boat. The BF200 has a great layout for seatting and high gunnels for our 19 month old to be able to play safely. The BF200 is a great all around boat for Puget Sound, and I got a smoking deal on it from a local here in Gig Harbor. My in-laws live on the same bay as we do, and have a 1994 Classic Nautique, and it dosen't handle the salt and water conditions nearly as well as the v-bottom BF.

BROUSSARD
10-14-2010, 03:13 PM
We live on the saltwater and do a lot more than skiing, the inboards don't handle the saltwater environment nearly as well and the outboard out performs the inboards all day. There are many beaches we frequent, and the ability to trim the motor out of the water is a huge advantage to having all the running gear below the boat. The BF200 has a great layout for seatting and high gunnels for our 19 month old to be able to play safely. The BF200 is a great all around boat for Puget Sound, and I got a smoking deal on it from a local here in Gig Harbor. My in-laws live on the same bay as we do, and have a 1994 Classic Nautique, and it dosen't handle the salt and water conditions nearly as well as the v-bottom BF.

Sweet boat BTW those are all great reasons. SKI ON! :woohoo:

aquaman
10-14-2010, 03:34 PM
We live on the saltwater and do a lot more than skiing, the inboards don't handle the saltwater environment nearly as well and the outboard out performs the inboards all day. There are many beaches we frequent, and the ability to trim the motor out of the water is a huge advantage to having all the running gear below the boat. The BF200 has a great layout for seatting and high gunnels for our 19 month old to be able to play safely. The BF200 is a great all around boat for Puget Sound, and I got a smoking deal on it from a local here in Gig Harbor. My in-laws live on the same bay as we do, and have a 1994 Classic Nautique, and it dosen't handle the salt and water conditions nearly as well as the v-bottom BF.

Absolutely agree and use mine in the same way. I have owned several inboard ski boats in the past and they were great for the pull, but not so useful for other boating. My 93 MC Barefoot 200 is so versatile. With the new generation of 4-stroke outboards it would be great if Mastercraft or Correkt Craft would build a new outboard ski boat.

Nuthin wrong w/inboards......just thinking out loud.

BROUSSARD
10-14-2010, 03:50 PM
Absolutely agree and use mine in the same way. I have owned several inboard ski boats in the past and they were great for the pull, but not so useful for other boating. My 93 MC Barefoot 200 is so versatile. With the new generation of 4-stroke outboards it would be great if Mastercraft or Correkt Craft would build a new outboard ski boat.

Nuthin wrong w/inboards......just thinking out loud.

Great points, nice boat!

bf200 guy
11-08-2010, 11:18 PM
Hey, do you still have the prop. I have a 1993 BF 200 with a 200 hp yamaha pro v. Need a new prop. Do you have the hub kit with it?

atlfootr
11-08-2010, 11:28 PM
We don't barefoot at all, the only skiing we do is slalom skiing and maybe pulling a tube
What a waste of such a GREAT BOAT :o:(
Each to their own, but you can do all the above w/ just a Bayliner ... :rolleyes:
When your ready to learn to foot, come see me :D

WE FOOT!

bf200 guy
11-09-2010, 10:25 PM
I drove from Michigan to the southern side of Atlanta for my BF 200. It's the greatest boat. I have a little guy and it works great for the family, but there is nothing better than the top end and the looks in general of the barefoot 200.

I'm glad I found this blog. I'm really in need of a new prop. I'm struggling to determine what to get. Any feed back on 4 blades. I found a nice apollo prop 14.25 x 19 and 14 x 20. Thoughts?? I'd like to preserve the top end if I could, but I'm looking to handle at least 3 deep water footers.

Thanks!

jeffbare
11-10-2010, 12:45 AM
Depends on the prop, the 4 blade I tested was pretty heavy, to the point that you really noticed it when shifting. I think it was the Revolution 4.