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JAC posted 11-15-2001 10:59 AM ET (US)   Profile for JAC   Send Email to JAC  
My new project is a 22OR w/ WD and 2X Merc 135's. Currently they have Alum props, which I want to change to S/S. Does anyone have a sililar set up and could you recommend a prop size ?
george nagy posted 11-15-2001 11:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
I'm sorry I don't know anything about the props, but I'm sure LHG does. Anyway is this a new outrage or the one that was broken?
lhg posted 11-15-2001 02:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
You will want a CR pair from Merc's performance prop line, in either 19" or 21" pitch. My best guess is 21", assuming you get the engines lifted up high enough on the Whaler drive unit, and don't have a tee top. Probably the 4th or 5th holes. Otherwise, the 19" pitch may be best. Check Mercury's prop selector on their website. Bought right, these props should run you no more than $390 each. I just paid $365 each for a set of Laser II's

My recommendation would be either the Laser II series or the 4 blade Offshore series. Either should give you good lift, and great holding offshore. Aluminium props on a rig like yours are a waste of money. Since Mercury doesn't make aluminum props counter-rotating, I'm wondering if you actually have the CR engines? You should!

Your boat should do pretty close to 50, particularly if you don't have bottom paint.

OutrageMan posted 11-15-2001 02:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
I would also give the Mercury Mirage Plus props a good look.

Brian

JAC posted 11-15-2001 03:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for JAC  Send Email to JAC     
This is a new boat George. The damaged boat was going to take too much time and money. I sold it to Mike in San Diego, he has access to a good glass repair guy and should have a great boat when restored.
IGH, you mentioned a T-Top, is this a problem ? I am in the process of installing one now. The motors are not CR, that's how it was rigged. I was wondering what was involved in making one CR, is it an entire lower unit or just a gear change ?
These are rigged fairly low, I will be raising them per your recommendation and adding the S/S props. Thanks
lhg posted 11-15-2001 04:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
A tee top will definitely cost you about 3 mph top end, maybe more. They are a considerable amount of wind resistance.

I believe Mercury has a conversion unit to change an engine to counter rotation. Don't know cost, so check with a Dealer. I think a different binnacle control is also needed for the CR system.

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