prop question for 2300 bay

muvnon14muvnon14 Posts: 1 Greenhorn
I purchased a 2300 bay about 5yrs ago. I am the 3rd owner. The boat has the 250 efi saltwater series engine and is rated at 5800rpm WOT. Currently I have a Tempest 23p prop which was on the boat when I bought it. With the current setup I am turning 6400rpm at WOT if my tach is accurate. Obviously this is way over WOT specs. What should I be using without sacrificing any top end or my holeshot? Also can this be why I get such bad fuel economy? I should also make note that I do have an 8 inch jack plate, I think, if that factors in. The boat and motor are 2001 model.
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