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andygere posted 05-23-2001 01:26 PM ET (US)   Profile for andygere   Send Email to andygere  
Does anyone have any experience with these props? http://www.turningpointpropellers.com/ They are a two piece design, with a center hub and a seperate propeller housing. Price for both parts is withing $5-$10 of the same pitch/dia Michigan Wheel one piece aluminum. I like the idea of being able to purchase a second prop housing of different pitch and/or diameter for only $60. Any downside? FYI, it will be going on an old ('79) 85 hp Johnson pushing a Montauk. I'm pretty happy with the (pre-ding) performance of my current 13.25 x 17, but would eventually like a second prop that will provide a little more low-end oomph for pulling up larger wakeboarders. I've considered a SS, but decided it's not worth the investment on such an old motor. Thanks in advance for any input from the vast knowledge base out there.
-Andy
andygere posted 05-23-2001 02:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I forgot to mention, I did read the post below on Turning Point Props, but was hoping to hear from someone who has run one. I think I'm going to go to Boater's World to "see one in the flesh" and compare to my current wheel.
phil6326 posted 04-18-2003 11:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for phil6326  Send Email to phil6326     
Ihave been running one for about 11/2 years now and been very satisfied. About two weeks ago while fishing a bass tournement I hit a stump and damaged my prop It was nice to buy a new prop housing for less than the cost of a repair. One word of caution when I bought my prop you could still buy direct from turning point props and the staff person I spoke with did not do a real good job of selecting the right pitch for my boat since it was not a direct change out because of prop size.
lhg posted 04-18-2003 04:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Andy, compared to your Mercury performance prop, you will find them to be cheap junk.
In propellers, you get what you pay for, and this is THE one place where it doesn't pay to scrimp. Performance and enjoyment of your boat will suffer.

The better aftermarket brands, are Turbo, Stiletto, and Michigan Wheel.

andygere posted 04-18-2003 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Larry,
This is a very old thread, but I did end up buying the Turning Point, in part because I needed a prop to get on the water the next day and it was all I could find in the correct size/pitch locally. Overall, it has worked just fine over the 2 years I've had it, with no noticable difference in performance from the generic aluminum it replaced. My only complaint is that the paint job rubbed off pretty easily idling through the kelp beds, but the fix for that is simple. Now that I own a very trick 5 blade stainless Mercury prop, I suppose I can never go back to a price-point prop like a Turning Point.
lhg posted 04-18-2003 07:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I thought you were going to get one for 22!
Compared to the High Five, you'd be disappointed with a prop like that on a V-6.
andygere posted 04-19-2003 12:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
By the way, the High Five really holds in rough water, and gets that boat up on plane in a hurry. When I had a chance meeting with the original owner a few weeks ago, he told me he spec'd the boat with that prop because it had a good rep with the offshore folks.
Salmon Tub posted 04-21-2003 05:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Salmon Tub  Send Email to Salmon Tub     
They are an interesting concept, but I did not like mine for several reasons. First of all, Once you use one for a while, you will need to press out the hub from the prop which makes on the water switches basically impossible. The second thing I didn't like is that I was never able to get mine to center completely. In other words, once installed if you turn the prop by hand, you will notice that it is a bit off center, at least the one(s) I tried had this. I think this was due more to design than quality though. I was a bit hesitant to use it once I noticed this due to it most likely not being 100% balanced.

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