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Mon1 posted 10-14-2002 08:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for Mon1   Send Email to Mon1  
I plan on rebuilding and repowering my 13'Whaler Super Sport. I recently purchased a late 80's vintage Johnson 48SPL. The motor is perfect but the aluminum 11 3/4 X 17 prop is trash. I plan on replacing it with a stainless steal prop and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations. I usually go boating with approximately 450 lbs. of passangers (including myself)and I know that my 48SPL is a bit hefty for a 13. Thanks!
David Ratusnik posted 10-14-2002 09:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
Mon1 is a close friend of mine. He is a long time Whaler owner-- Original 13'er. Great guy (the wife is wonderful as well). "Sonny" is working up his '84 13'er and needs some info on stainless prop selection for a J48SPL that he just picked up. I've posted elsewhere on this topic yet would appreciate it if those of you on the Forum would jump in and help my friend out with prop info. He's a first time poster with alot to offer to this Whaler forum. Thanks David
keltonkrew posted 10-14-2002 09:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for keltonkrew  Send Email to keltonkrew     
I posted a topic very similar to this one. I have a 13' with Merc 35. Prop is 10 1/8" x 15pitch. I'm curious if this is the right prop for me. not much out of the hole with 2 people. almost ok with 1 person.

good luck

David Ratusnik posted 10-15-2002 03:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
We are hoping that one of the Forum's experts on 13'ers with 50hp will step up and give us some advice. Thanks David
Bigshot posted 10-15-2002 04:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
David....have the 17 refurbed for $30 and try it. I have like 6 props but none for a 50.
David Ratusnik posted 10-16-2002 01:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
Biggs-- Mon1(Sonny) and I talked today. I've studied the prop size and believe 14 3/4 by 17 pitch as you stated would be ideal. I went to a prop shop on Merritt Island and the owner wanted $316 for a new stainless one. Had nothing nice, used, reconditioned. Price is impt to us. Any 14 3/4 by 17's, reconditioned, in your neck of the woods. We
are rebuilding the wood interior now so have a few weeks to locate a good prop deal now that we have settled on prop dimensions. Thanks David and Sonny
Bigshot posted 10-16-2002 01:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Uh...14 3/4x 17 is a V6 prop. You will need a 12 3/4x17 or whatever the 17" is. I have a few 13 3/4 & 14x17 but for a v4. I used to run a 12?x19 SS on my 2cyl 60 on my 15'.
David Ratusnik posted 10-16-2002 02:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
Biggs- I'm probably wrong. Pitch is 17" for certain, but maybe 12 3/4". Will check with the prop guy again. Thanks. D
Bigshot posted 10-16-2002 02:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
You can get one of those rapture props from Overtons for about $280 for SS. You can send it back and try another if wrong size. I would prefer an OEM one though(OMC). I still think you should have it refirbed and try it out, you then have a nice spare.
David Ratusnik posted 10-16-2002 02:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
Biggs- the Mon1 original post is 11 3/4" x 17" , that's it. I'm easily confused. That's the size in stainless from the prop guy's "new" book. We're looking for a local seller or a prop shop for a recondioned one where the seller isn't a bandit. David

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