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Thanks, Sal !!!
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posted 06-01-2003 12:22 PM ET (US)
I've been attempting to "fine tune" the performance of my 2000 Montauk/115 Merc 4s for several months. As all of you know, it is all about synchronization of boat, motor, weight, mounting, prop, trim, etc. From this website, much valuable information has been gained and knowledge shared by all.
The reason for this post is to let you know that Sal Di Mercurio really knows his "stuff" about propellers and mounting of motors, and is readily willing to share it with others. He gave me a few suggestions, which were "on target" and even offered to ride with me to test the performance of my boat. If any of you have questions regarding your boats, I highly suggest you consult with Sal. Thanks.
posted 06-01-2003 01:36 PM ET (US)
Len, thanks for the compliment.
Glad she's running better.
posted 06-02-2003 10:00 AM ET (US)
Can you fly out to Minnesota and have a look at my rig? :)
posted 06-02-2003 10:34 AM ET (US)
Could you possibly summarize the original problem again, what you changed, and the end result?
posted 06-02-2003 03:52 PM ET (US)
I think that most of us on this website are seeking "optimal performance", from our boats/motors.
Sal explained that similar propellers do not necessarily perform similarly. His knowledge of propellers gained from his experience and boat racing days has given him the understanding of the nuisances of prop design and how it affects performance.
Specifically, I was unable to reach optimum performance levels (max. rpms/speed), until I switched to the prop that he recommended because of bow-lift qualities and blade design. Other props, same diameter and pitch, just would not do the job. Sal knows his propellers and what each can do.
Hope this answers your question.
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