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Old 07-06-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
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Talking ring 21 prop recomendations??

Hi, running a ring 21 with a 225 optimax on 17" setback bracket with jack. Can anyone recomend a good all round prop favouring acceloration and also a good top end prop (something for a bit of fun with a big rooster i'm thinking!!!)
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25 Trophy should do
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Wacky, I borrowed Greg's Trophy and it was bloody awful! I was thinking a bit more low tech like a 24 Chopper. Moving up, perhaps an ET or Yam Pro V?
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I ran a Mercury Tempest (25) on a Ring 21 with a Mercury 200 opti. Ran well, and handled much better than the Laser 2, and a better all round prop than the Chopper prop. Not sure how well this would work if you are running the engine high.
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Wacky, I borrowed Greg's Trophy and it was bloody awful! I was thinking a bit more low tech like a 24 Chopper. Moving up, perhaps an ET or Yam Pro V?
With what engine, height and setback, club member has a 225 Opti on a 21 Fletcher borrowed the prop and its the best one so far.
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24" OMC Raker should work quite well or the 25" Tempest.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:27 AM   #7
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Red face greg???

Sorry for the ignorance, is Greg the guy on Drivers Wharf with the big prop selection for trialing? Or is this someone else?
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Sorry, it was a response more addressed to Wacky. I borrowed Greg Bassam's 23" Trophy from his ski race boat. I'm not sure but it may have been lab finished. I was really confident it would work but was very disappointed to find that it really couldn't have been much worse. I have never had much success with through the hub props on my Ring 21 but that may be just my application. A Laser 23 that I thought would be a reasonable all-rounder to keep as a spare worked OK on it's own but gave a very poor pull-out as if it was trying to lift the transom with the added drag.
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Another good prop recomendation is to make sure you do the prop nut up properly or the prop tends to fall off
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I found that a through hub cleaver offered the best performance on a ring 21. It improves it's handling and top speed you may want to give it a go if you can find One. They are quite difficult to get hold of, good luck with what ever prop you decide on
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Red face sounds like a good idea!!!

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Another good prop recomendation is to make sure you do the prop nut up properly or the prop tends to fall off
I better try that with the one i have borrowed - 23p Revolution 4 not getting to much increase on top end with this considering all I have had previously was a very badly matched 21p laser 2
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Hi Simon.

I run a 21 chopper (over hub) on my ring 21. Thats on our 200 XR2 set back on a gill bracket. Pulls up to about 6800 depending on trim

It handles very well and has a good turn of pace. Im sure with a bit of trial and error we could have found a diffrent prop (eg ET lightening?) that would have been a bit quicker but the chopper works well for us and handles well so we settled for that. The chopper is a good bow lifter. A cleaver would give greater stern lift if I understand correctly.

We use it for general thrashing around and a bit of skiing. I was advised to try as many as posibl though and settle on the one that is best fo what u need.

Hope that helps

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Cool 23 & 25p cleaver

Hi fellers, seen a 23 & 25p through hub cleaver any ideas how these should perform?
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Loose Nuts !!!!!

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Are you trying to tell us something about Gary and loose nuts
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Steamy

Are you trying to tell us something about Gary and loose nuts
Now would I ??
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In a word YES
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Steamy

Are you trying to tell us something about Gary and loose nuts

DBE1, would you care to remind us all what you are talking about?
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