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2004 Interceptor 212, 5.0 Volvo Penta

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:08 am
by Kelman77
Hello, I'm brand new to this forum, I just recently purchased my 2004 Interceptor ,it has a 5.0 Volvo Penta GXi, 150 hours, in like brand new condition. I was hoping that someone could give me their recommendation on two Props , I would like to know what's best, 1. For top speed and running around, and 2. Best for pulling skier and tubes... Number of blades, pitch, diameter...etc. Oh ...We are some good sized fellows 225lbs-270lbs...Good OL' Kentucky Boys that will be getting pulled on the tubes...Good sized loads... Any Help appreciated ,Thank You !!

Re: 2004 Interceptor 212, 5.0 Volvo Penta

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:19 am
by AndrewT
Hi Welcome to the forum,looks like you got same rig as mine 5.0L VP Gxi 270Hp,
from my experience leave the stock prop on for general cruising, it should be 21Pitch 3 bladed prop,most likely aluminum one.
For wakeboarding and tubing a 4 bladed stainless prop with 19 pitch works for us really well, pulls like a tractor and tops about 50MPH with a light load. Please use https://imgbb.com/ to upload photos of your boat,photobucket have lost it and want to charge for 3rd party hosting.
Give me a private message ,I can email a workshop manual for your outdrive.

Re: 2004 Interceptor 212, 5.0 Volvo Penta

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:57 pm
by Kelman77
Thank you for the reply AndrewT, My boat had 2 pros with it, 1..21 pitch 3 blade,2nd was on the boat,It’s a 23 pitch 3 blade(it is brand new) I have a lot of friends wanting to go tubing,so I will definitely get the 19 pitch,4 blade.

Re: 2004 Interceptor 212, 5.0 Volvo Penta

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:38 am
by buyfire
Don't bother even trying the 23P. You may be able to hit the minimum WOT RPM, but it won't gain you anything over the 21 and your holeshot will suffer. I had a '05 212 with the 5.0 MPI.

Re: 2004 Interceptor 212, 5.0 Volvo Penta

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:17 pm
by AndrewT
buyfire wrote:Don't bother even trying the 23P. You may be able to hit the minimum WOT RPM, but it won't gain you anything over the 21 and your holeshot will suffer. I had a '05 212 with the 5.0 MPI.

Ditto

Re: 2004 Interceptor 212, 5.0 Volvo Penta

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:01 pm
by Kelman77
Thank You for all the Help. I will definitely take the 23p off. When I buy my 3 Blade Stainless Steel 21p and the 4 Blade Stainless Steel 19p, What diameter do I need ? They have,14", 14 1/8", 14 1/2",14 3/4"..etc.

Re: 2004 Interceptor 212, 5.0 Volvo Penta

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:27 am
by AndrewT
Not sure, the 3 bladed one that I run is a genuine Volvo Penta prop and there is no choice of diameters, the 4 bladed 19p is a Solas brand 14 1/8 diameter.

Re: 2004 Interceptor 212, 5.0 Volvo Penta

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:24 pm
by Kelman77
Thank You for all the help!!

Re: 2004 Interceptor 212, 5.0 Volvo Penta

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:55 pm
by Fredcollett
Welcome to the Club I also live in Ky and run a 2008 caravelle 196LS
which lake do u call home ??

Re: 2004 Interceptor 212, 5.0 Volvo Penta

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:38 pm
by Kelman77
Thank you Fredcollett.We have a weekend camp on the Ohio river, just outside of Madison,Indiana.