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Old    Stuey (stuey)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-27-2005, 12:59 PM Reply   
Wondering what brand/type of prop to get for my boat. I think a 4 blade 19 pitch would be the best for my setup, but wondering if there is much difference between brands?

Something like this Solas?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4551695575&catego ry=26456

or this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4551609835&catego ry=26456

Or I was looking at this PT prop:

http://www.ptprop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=55_56_67&products_id=411


Anybody have any ideas?

The boat is a 2005 Maxum I/O, Mercruiser Alpha I 3.0L. It actually pulls pretty good now and has a decent wake, good enough for us beginners.

Thanks!
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       05-27-2005, 1:32 PM Reply   
What's it have now? How close to redline does the motor turn at wide open throttle? Generally you can step down 2" in prop pitch but watch the RPM's...
Old    Stuey (stuey)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-27-2005, 4:47 PM Reply   
It has a 14.25 x 21 pitch 3 blade prop now... it goes close to redline now at wot but I rarely run the boat that fast anyways. I'll just have to be careful.

The holeshot is really good now, better than i thought, I just want it to be better so I can maybe add some ballast or at leave have more people on the boat.
Old    Nate (norcalmalibu)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-27-2005, 6:20 PM Reply   
Stuey, Have you talked to Acme props? They are the best in my opinion and there customer service is great in helping you pick a prop.
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       05-27-2005, 8:32 PM Reply   
Since it's an I/O you might also want to consider a torque shift, but I have no experience with these.

Read this article:
http://www.boats.com/content/default_detail.jsp?contentid=1940
Old    Stuey (stuey)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-27-2005, 9:08 PM Reply   
I did talk to acme first, but they do not make props for I/O. I read about their great service on here but I will have to wait until I upgrade my boat before I can buy from them!

Old    Stuey (stuey)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-29-2005, 12:43 PM Reply   
Well both auctions have ended but the sellers have more.. the two on Ebay both sold for $280ish, the PT prop is $475. Is there a difference in brand or quality, worth spending another $200 on the PT?

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