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Old 28-04-2005, 09:01 AM   #21
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Cookee - why do you say a 25" will be too big?? Won't the opti be able to pull it??


Help me in "layman-terms" - or however you spell it??
I'm a complete retard regarding props..
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Old 28-04-2005, 09:10 AM   #22
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I think it will be too far the other way - you won't pull enough revs and it will be slower - it is a jump of 2 sizes - if you go for a 23, then any prop place will be able to change it from a 23 to a 24 if it is still revving a bit high.
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Old 28-04-2005, 09:19 AM   #23
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I have just bought Roofers 23" High Five and expecting the engine not to hit the rev limiter and also a bit better top end.

And was under the impressing that a 25" prop would give me a slightly better top end.

I have heard/read of people running 25" on smilliar boats and hitting a nice top end and fair pull but may this was with a chopper/cleaver??
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Old 28-04-2005, 09:23 AM   #24
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Now you have bought the high 5 I would try that before buying another prop - you will get information from trying that one which will tell you whether you need a 23 or a 25 ...........
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Old 28-04-2005, 09:30 AM   #25
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Hmmm - you might be right I'm just nok that type of person - rather have it all in one go then wait some time for a complet kit, if you know what i mean

I might be able to take one of the Mirages 25" of my folks Sea Ray. I know the brand is a no no in here - but running a 28 ft with two 350 mag's (360 hp) is great fun, expensive though
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Old 28-04-2005, 09:47 AM   #26
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It's not the brand - it's the speedo!!!
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Old 28-04-2005, 09:50 AM   #27
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Agreed it actually showed 70 mph a couple of times
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Old 04-05-2005, 09:09 PM   #28
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I had this Problem too as I run a very high height of the engine. I had a 21p Laser II which over rev'ed and I went for a Solas Sporpian Prop. Im hitting the right rev limit now of 5500rpm although it does seem slightly slower but i think that due to the fact that my old prop would top out about 6200rpm. But I have to say that I am very very very impressed with the Solas scorpian. It has excellent take off performance aswel as greatly improved handling. It did cost a pretty penny at nearly 500 but I think it was well worth it.
And no, I'm not a salesmen for Solas! lol
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Old 04-05-2005, 09:43 PM   #29
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what pitch is your new prop dude
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