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Prop for Whaler-22 Outrage?
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posted 08-10-2001 10:24 PM ET (US)
I am adding an Armstrong Bracket and a new Evinrude Ficht 250 to my 22' Seadrive Outrage
What Prop should I use?
posted 08-11-2001 07:58 AM ET (US)
I have a 22' Outrage with Whaler Drive and a Yamaha V-x 250. I am turning a 17" Mercury Marine Mirage prop. This prop allows 5300 RPM at WOT.
posted 08-11-2001 08:07 AM ET (US)
Just for comparison, I'm turning a 17" Yamaha Saltwater Series stainless with a 225 Yamaha to 5200 RPM on a 22' Revenge, no Whaler drive.
posted 08-12-2001 08:49 AM ET (US)
Conversion of a Whaler with a SeaDrive full transom hull to a bracket-mounted outboard would be an great project and story.
I am sure others would be interested to hear more about this conversion. Can you supply any details of the process?
How difficult was it to remove the SeaDrive and repair the transom?
Did you need to create any new drains, sumps, scuppers, etc., to drain the transom compartment?
What was the approximate cost of the bracket? How did you determine the size and mounting height of the bracket? Did you install the bracket yourself?
Do you have any photographs of the conversion in progress?
I think this would make for very interesting reading!
posted 08-12-2001 09:52 AM ET (US)
I thought one of the participants on this board had an 18 Outrage with a bracket. I assumed it was the product of a Seadrive conversion. Perhaps they might also be able to provide some info.
posted 08-12-2001 11:16 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the prop info, But, my motor is rated from 5500 to 6000 rpm.
The bracket is the wide body 30" width 19" depth. The SeaDrives popped right off. I filled the holes with Oak Plugs with angled SS screws. I then went through the pain glassing with cloth and filler. I am now using Signature Finish. This paint is good stuff. I will also be adding a 15 hsp 4 stroke Evinrude. The kicker will be controlled by the Controls at the helm, left over from the twin seadrives. I'm using a OMC steering rod to attach the two motors. I've been waiting on the Armstrong Bracket for about two months now. They are in heavy demand. I want to go with a 4 blade prop. I can use the extra punch in the conditions out of Humboldt Bay. I figure I lost about 100 pounds by getting rid of those $#% Sea Drives. The boat profile was always ass heavy. The Armstrong floatation will hopefully level things out. I also moved my batteries and oil foward.
The height of the bracket was another chore. There are tiedown rings and I also have Bennet Trim tabs. The Aluminum thickness is about 3/8 and I also use the Center Transome storage as a live well and a bilge pump holes through the Transome.
So, I could not get the Standard shaft length. I got there 30". I'm putting the Bracket right under the D rings. The bracket will have a 5 inch risor for the Main and a 3 inch riser for the kicker. I think it's going to work. Also, Armstrong says the water level will rise 1" for every foot from the transome which helps. I took lots of pictures but I don't know how to add them.
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