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Jim Turnbull posted 11-01-2001 02:52 PM ET (US)   Profile for Jim Turnbull   Send Email to Jim Turnbull  
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!!!
Bigshot posted 11-01-2001 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Once you SS you never go back!
Dr T posted 11-02-2001 10:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
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.

Bigshot posted 11-02-2001 10:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
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.
Toad2001 posted 11-05-2001 04:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Toad2001  Send Email to Toad2001     
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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