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OMC stainless prop
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posted 05-17-2001 05:07 PM ET (US)
I came across a factory stainless prop for my Johnson 90, and need to make an offer on it. It looks great, not a ding in it. The owner blew his powerhead, repowered with another brand. New, about $450, what should I offer? It's been sitting at the dealers for a year, because he wants the new price, but I'd like to give him a try.
posted 05-18-2001 12:00 AM ET (US)
Eric I bought a S.S.Stilleto prop used ,but like new for $150.
This guy wrecked his boat,he put the alum prop back on and insurance bought him a new boat. It was in Mint condtion.
I would offer $150 no higher than $ 200
posted 05-18-2001 03:11 PM ET (US)
Eric, I just paid $240 for a new OMC Raker stainless prop. I thought it was a decent price.
posted 05-23-2001 11:28 AM ET (US)
Got the prop for $200, an OMC viper. Now I need to consider a prop lock. I'll start a new topic for that.
Thanks for the input.
posted 05-23-2001 02:36 PM ET (US)
Let us know how those "Raker" and "Viper" props run on your Whalers.
posted 05-25-2001 07:21 PM ET (US)
Tried the new prop yesterday. I wish I had a GPS, so I don't have performance numbers yet, except for this one: this boat'll jump on plane in less than 20 feet, really about it's length. It's a bit underpropped, since I'll be adding a lot of weight as it gets rigged. Definitely seems faster, got about another 100 to 200 RPM out of the motor. One other performance question: will the prop change affect the fuel consuption? I burned more than usual yesterday, but I was running faster than normal too.
posted 05-25-2001 09:02 PM ET (US)
There is a chance you will use a little more fuel with a raked prop, especially if vented, since the RPM's come up faster out of the hole. But once planing above 20MPH, shouldn't make much difference unless the pitch is lower than what you previously had.
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