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Old 28-07-2018, 08:43 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Phantom 20 - Prop Choices

Hi All

hoping some of you guys might be able to shed some light on prop choice for the famous Phantom 20.

i believe from running them for many years they like stern lift and water in bow tank in the rough,

previously i have run on cleaver style props of various sizes and pitch,

i just find they can give a nasty hook on the corners if you get it wrong,

if any of you phantom 20 owners care to share the props you are running and speeds gained or lost with your prop choices, i would be grateful.

just trying to get a feel for what everyone thinks really to save hours of trailering and testing,

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Old 29-07-2018, 08:08 PM   #2
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Old 31-07-2018, 01:20 PM   #3
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Props are an eternal question. What works in one setup can be a disaster in a very similar other setup.
It’s been a while since I had a P20 and the sea is quite different in the channel islands than over here. But here goes anyway… For top speed the best for me have always been bow lifting 4-blade props, either Turbo TXP OT4 or Hydromotive and prop axle between 1-1½2” above pad. In the rough I would use similar props with 3-5” smaller pitch and prop axle 1-2” below pad. I know some like the cleaver in the rough but it would not be my choice. But as said, sea conditions are completely different. Some local fellow will give you the correct answer �� (if there is one)
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Old 31-07-2018, 08:44 PM   #4
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Many thanks for the Information Carrera

I'm open to any different options at the mo,

Very Frustrating when you know the motor has plenty of power,

i will continue my mission to gain more speed and good handling.

Thanks again

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Old 01-08-2018, 11:43 AM   #5
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im sure i ran a lazer 11 i think it was 21" with a 200hp ish xr2
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:51 PM   #6
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im sure i ran a lazer 11 i think it was 21" with a 200hp ish xr2
agreed Laser2 is a good allrounder on a P20 if you have an offshore mid id e looking for a small hub though as seemed to handle better. should be good for low 70's with XR2
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:23 PM   #7
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:13 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies

i am running offshore Leg,

Lazer 2 seems like the next option,

Any of the guernsey boys have 1 hidden away i could try??

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