Prop help. 2002 260 express, 170hp yanmar

Discussion in 'Diesel Dudes' started by Trisjk, May 14, 2020.

  1. Trisjk

    Trisjk New Member

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    May 9, 2020
    Just purchased this boat. What kind of cruise and top end speed should I expect. What prop are folks swinging to achieve best performance.
    Thanks in advance,
  2. lwarden

    lwarden Well-Known Member

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    Jun 2, 2011
    San Diego
    You might have trouble getting an answer to those questions. There aren't many 260s around and even fewer with the 170hp Yanmars. If I had to guess I would say cruise at 17-18 knots and 2.5-3 KMPG with medium load. Top speed around 22 knots. YMMV.
    You want a big wheel on that, 17" or 18" if you can clear it. ACME 4 blade is the preferred screw.

    Good luck and I hope you enjoy the boat.

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