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13 GLS Stainles steel prop
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posted 11-01-2001 02:52 PM ET (US)
Hi, I have a 40 2 stroke 2 cylinder Mercury on my 2000 13 GLS....works like a dream. The engine weighs only 168 pounds and, in flat water, I get up to 38 Miles per hour. Recently, I put a 15 inch pitch stainless steel prop on the engine.....
Result? A lot quicker out of the hole, easier to steer at the top end, and , more importantly, I gained another 3 mph....now topping off at 40 mph....and that's measured with a GPS receiver!!!!!
Stainless steel props are worth it!!!
posted 11-01-2001 04:02 PM ET (US)
Once you SS you never go back!
posted 11-02-2001 10:10 AM ET (US)
Based on my prop follies this year, I think that last statement could be amended slightly:
Once you go with a PROPERLY DESIGNED SS prop, you will not go back.
I would submit that a properly designed Aluminum prop will outperform an improperly designed SS prop of the same diameter and pitch...At least until you hit the first rock, log, or alligator gar.
posted 11-02-2001 10:50 AM ET (US)
I now only run SS props and only OEM at that. Never had a Rapture, Ballistic or Stilleto. Always been OMC, Quicksilver, or Yamaha. Ran a couple Michigan Superprops(alum) back in the days. Also had a couple Suzuki ss props but they are identical to OMC's except blue at the time.
posted 11-05-2001 04:11 PM ET (US)
Which aluminum prop should I buy for my stock 1989 15' GLS with 1990 40hp "Magnum" Merc/Mariner 40hp Power Trim?
I want as fast and economical top end as possible.
I curently have an alum prop, and max RPM is just over 5000RPM.
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