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13 foot, 40 suzuki prop choice
|Author||Topic: 13 foot, 40 suzuki prop choice|
posted 01-31-2003 12:46 AM ET (US)
I am thinking about geting a new prop. mostly so that I have a spare. I am wondering what others with 13s use as far as type number of blades, diamater, and pitch.
posted 02-22-2003 01:26 AM ET (US)
get whatever prop lets your motor run near the top of the recommended rpm range when wide open. On a 13'er that usually means dang near the tallest pitch they make.
On a 30 horse OMC it is a 15" pitch. Your gear ratio may be different on the Zook so you can't go by my OMC prop. You do need a tach to get the right prop (you can just borrow one and wire it into the control box for testing)
posted 02-24-2003 09:47 AM ET (US)
If ya don't have a tach, we can't really help you. If your engine say redlines at 5500 rpm, you want a prop that will swing that engine 53-5500 with just you and no gear, etc. It also depends on how you run the boat. If you are ALWAYS going out with 3 friend, well then you may want a smaller prop so you don't strain the engine so bad and can get on plane, etc.
posted 02-25-2003 06:32 PM ET (US)
I bought a SS prop for my Daunt 13, Yamaha 40 last year from Michigan Propeller. Their recommendations appeared to be pretty sound for matching prop/motor/boat for optimal RPM.
I don't recall their address, but I ordered it via the web. Was abotu $350.
posted 02-25-2003 06:33 PM ET (US)
by the way...the SS prop made a bit difference in hole shot. I thought it was worth the $$.
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