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2002 Bayliner 2152 - Propeller and Fuel Gauge Questions-gctid344282

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  • 2002 Bayliner 2152 - Propeller and Fuel Gauge Questions-gctid344282

    Hi all, I have 2 questions regarding my 2002 Bayliner 2152 cuddy cab with the 5.0 litre mercruiser and alpha 1 drive.

    I was hoping someone could tell me the exact propeller size these boats left the factory with?

    Also, where is the most accurate position to read the fuel gauge, is it when the boat is on a plane or when at rest on the water?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated.



  • #2
    Fuel Gauge readings on most boats are most accurate when at rest. The best way to stay out of trouble is to know the fuel burn rate of your boat under various RPMs and conditions and leave margin for error.


    • #3
      Thanks for the reply, helpful to know. I thought I would have received a few comments regarding original factory props on these boats, I guess no one knows.

      I'm trying to work out proper prop sizing as I only get 4000rpm at WOT with 2 on board and it's really working when pulling up a slalom skier. It's currently got a 4 blade 18" (2184P18) Quicksilver on it. I was speaking with a local prop shop who advised that it must have had the drive changed because an 18" should be right. The drive gear ratio is 1.47, he said we should change to stainless 4 blade 16" which I am still wondering about, hence this ramble.

      This leads me to further questions:

      1. Were these boats sold with Alpha of 1.47 by Bayliner when new?

      2. Could my RPM gauge be incorrect by a few hundreds rpm's?

      3. It does 43 mph at WOT, I though it should be faster?

      How do I work out what prop to choose to increase rpm at WOT and make it easier to pull out a slalom skier?

      Any ideas or help would be great.



      • #4
        I contacted someone at Bayliner in Seattle a couple of years back regarding a similar issue and he was able to tell me what prop the boat left the factory (Seattle) with. I was having a similar problem with no low end power. I was also at 3000' of elevation at the time. I ended up going to a 14 1/2 x 17, 4 blade stainless Solas, and it solved all of my problems. I do have a 4.3 and a slighly smaller boat, but I think that the 18 that you're turning may be too much prop.
        Bob Hawes.
        Kelowna, B.C.
        1998 Trophy 2052 WA
        4.3 Vortec, A1 G2


        • #5

          Go here, click on parts catalogs select your year, boat and engine specs to determine what prop came from the factory. Not sure if you have the 5.0 efi or the carb. Or what model 2152. Hope this helps.


          • #6
            Rich, Unfortunately, I cannot help with yourquestions regarding prop size as my boat is in winter storage. I have an 03 2152 Capri Cuddy and as far as speed at WOT, I had mine up to 48 mph as registered on my GPS. That was on the river when it was smooth as glass. It was sweet. So i would say 43 mph is not that far off. I hope this helps.