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Old     (amroczka)      Join Date: Apr 2011       04-20-2011, 10:46 PM Reply   
speedometer isn't even hooked up or I would fix it. the needle does move when the boats moving but im not sure y. It seems like whoever owned the boat took out the pitot and put a sensor there for the depth finder instead. Don't really need the speedometer tho. We were scoping the wake and it looked great. Narrowed out when I picked up the speed a touch. I'm thinking of getting a 19" pitch prop tho instead of dropping all the way down to 18". Don't want my rpms too high and it seems like its fine as is with the 21" 3 blade already. Looking for a aluminum one because of cost, but don't know what diameter to get. Not sure what the 3 blade is it only has a part# on it. does diameter really matter? what diameter can I put on 1996 Alpha one 3.0L?
Old     (Jeff)      Join Date: May 2010       04-21-2011, 8:28 AM Reply   
If you have an iphone or android you can download free GPS speedometer apps. Get you a suction cup mount to stick it to the dash or windshield and you'll have a really accurate speedometer (Doesn't account for current though). I did this for a while until I could replace my speedometer with a Perfect Pass.
Old     (Jeff)      Join Date: May 2010       04-21-2011, 8:41 AM Reply   
Oh, and some outdrives have a pitot pickup integrated into them instead of the typical pickup that hangs off of the transom. Look at the front of the skeg for a small notch that leads to a hole. You can try cleaning that out with a small drill bit or wire. You can also disconnect the hose from the back of the speedometer and blow air through that with a compressor or a can of air (Computer Duster). to try to blow any debris out through the back end.
Old     (amroczka)      Join Date: Apr 2011       04-23-2011, 6:45 PM Reply   
I think it looks nice. 4 blade solas amita coming later this week.
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