I have a backcountry wide body extended wing cub with Barts O375 and a borer 8444 prop with paperwork that says it was repitched from 43 to 44 by precision propellers.
She won't spin at more than 2550 in cruise and 2400 in climb out. The last 1/4 of the throttle travel has no engine response except I can detect a change in the engine note. With 31" wheels and all the Alaskan mods she cruises at 80 knots @ 2300. I do have to watch the CHT's and can keep them between 380 and 400 if I am careful. Fuel burn seems normal. I enjoy short field flying and often need to get off the ground quickly.
It seems to me to be a horrible waste of all that 195hp. Or am I missing something here?
1) should I repitched it back to 43 or less?
2) if it is over pitched, could this be part of my CHT concerns?