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Old    Www.WakeBoardSD.net (daxxruckus)      Join Date: May 2008       05-12-2008, 2:21 PM Reply   
Installed my Merc Hi-5 19 pitch prop about a month ago, and WOW. Its like having a brand new boat. I have a 2007 Maxum 1800 SR3, and with this prop it is an unbelievable difference. Planes in seconds, tons of torque, Can ride at a much slower speed so the wake is much nicer. Cut a mph or 2 off the top speed, but I never haul ass anyway. With my sacs...I wouldn't change a thing.

Anyone else tried this?
Old    Chris Watson (watsoc)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-12-2008, 4:04 PM Reply   
The Merc High 5 is the best I/O prop on the market. They are really expensive though but by far the best thing going. Enjoy and glad you like your I/O that much better.
Old    Kevin R Baugh (krbaugh)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-12-2008, 4:12 PM Reply   
You are both right we used those on our barefoot outboards they are a fantastic prop
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       05-12-2008, 4:21 PM Reply   
My dad LOVES it on his Reinell.
Old    Jay T. (wakebrdjay)      Join Date: Apr 2008       05-12-2008, 5:08 PM Reply   
It's a great prop,but dont hit anything with it cause with its solid hub it not gonna give your outdrive gears are.
Old    Brit Rider (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       05-13-2008, 12:54 PM Reply   
Ian - I run a custom pitched 20" on my Maxum 1800SR3 and love it too.... Wouldn't own an I/O without a high 5! Great prop.

Jay - They have a Torque Flow hub that will give if you hit junk... I'm not sure Mercruiser would be happy offering a prop that destroyed their gearboxes as soon as you hit anything...
Old    Bruce Mac (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-13-2008, 12:58 PM Reply   
yup great prop.

worth every penny.
Old    Www.WakeBoardSD.net (daxxruckus)      Join Date: May 2008       05-13-2008, 1:00 PM Reply   
The Torque Flow hub you are referring to - is that on there stock? Or are you referring to something you added?
Old    JT (peachman)      Join Date: May 2004       05-13-2008, 1:11 PM Reply   
Before I bought my first inboard in 96' I had a 21 ft. Searay Serento. I put a high 5 on it and what a differnce it made. Not sure if they have changed much in the last 10- 12 years...

For river cruising, I wish I had that boat back sometimes.

JT
Old    Brit Rider (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       05-13-2008, 1:31 PM Reply   
Ian - yeah the hub comes in the box (there's even a little dedicated space for it in there). Though saying that, I have known of cheapo ebay sellers taking the hub out and selling it separately to reduce their selling price by $10-15...
Old    Andrew"Jet"Mitchell (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       05-15-2008, 7:28 AM Reply   
HEY!! No barefooting chatter on the thread. LOL! Jet
Old    Andrew"Jet"Mitchell (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       05-15-2008, 7:32 AM Reply   
HEY!! No barefooting chatter on the thread. LOL! Jet

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