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    I did a lot of amp/watts/rpm and gps speed testing with my twin screw 4 foot fireboat, you might wnat to take a look. The quickest and easiest, and by far cheapest route is change from s prop to x prop thus increasing the pitch. They are real cheap to buy (plasic ones)so get a couple of sizes, start with the smallest. You can buy cheap inline amp meters, so using this you can see how the amp draw alters
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