Ive got a 290 Sea-Ray bowrider with twin merc. 6.2 's and bravo drives ...
-im having horrible trouble with cavitation at lower speeds
-difficulty getting on plane, even with just me in the boat.
-if I fall off plane, its almost impossible to accelerate back onto plane without coming to a complete stop ...
- when pulling tube or kneeboard ( cant even think about pulling up a ski or wakeboard with this current problem ) and performing average turns and menouvers such as turning around, or sharply , boat will slow and props will cavitate, forcing me to come to a complete stop again.
- when accelerating from a dead stop, one prop may cavitate, while the other doesnt, obviusly causing difficulty having to back off both throttles trying to get them to sycro.
i ordered the special order big power engines ( i know thats ironic for an offshore race boat site, but for stock sea-ray power is was special order ) so i wouldnt have trouble getting on plane or pulling a wakeboarder or skier ...
im not very experienced with this stuff, but everyone's telling me that the props are way wrong. Would you agree this is the problem ?
why would sea-ray put a prop on the boat that caused it to perform so horribly ?
which prop and pitch should I go with ?
any help is greatly appreciated.