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John O posted 01-15-2003 10:01 AM ET (US)   Profile for John O  
Believe it or not I can not get a straight answer from Merc dealers, Whaler Dealers with regards to the proper prop. I would rather not take several test props this spring and keeping trying. Is anyone running simular set up for Ocean fishing and cruising?


Clark Roberts posted 01-15-2003 10:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
John, suggest you mount motor up at least two holes (mounting bracket holes) and then try a 19" stainless and a 21" stainless for good hole shot and max revs at 5250-5300rpm trimmed up with light load. Some 75's will spin the 21 some won't... happy Whalin.. clark.. SCN
John O posted 01-15-2003 10:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
Thanks, that sounds like a plan.

John O

lhg posted 01-16-2003 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
A 20" Merc Laser II would be nice, with great bow lift if it will turn it, otherwise a 19" performance prop like a Rapture or Stiletto would be fine. Speed would be about 40 mph.
John O posted 01-17-2003 01:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
thanks for all the input

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