There is a wealth of knowledge on this forum and I have always recieved good advice here so I have one quick question if anyone out there knows the subject. I push a 22ft Hewescraft with a 225 yamaha 4 stroke, but even at cruising speed (about 4200 rpm or 30 mph) I am still using a whole lot of gas, over 12 GPH. That is with all the shrimping gear and a boat full of kids and their stuff. I run a 19 pitch S/S prop, but I also have a 17 pitch which gets me great speed but drinks the gas. What are your thoughts on increasing pitch, even though it'd slow us down, to save gas. I know what the Yamaha recommendations are for operating range, but with the price of gas, I don't want to have to quit going out because of the gas prices, thanks
22ft Hewes HT, call sign "Kaya"