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grw66 posted 07-04-2003 09:11 AM ET (US)   Profile for grw66   Send Email to grw66  
I own a 13 foot whaler with a 40 horse mercury engine. Does anyone know what pitch the prop should be? I have no instuments to tell speed etc... The boat came with a 17 pitch prop, but after I bent that one, the mariner ordered me a replacement prop and that one is a 15 pitch. I had the 17 repaired and now I own two. Which one would you all recommend for me to use? Many thanks, Gary
lonestarpa posted 07-05-2003 08:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for lonestarpa  Send Email to lonestarpa     
Gary, I also had a '69 13'with a 40 merc, 17" prop sounds real tall, I could run a 15" loaded light or when out for speed, but pulling skiers, hauling divers usually favored a 13" cupped prop. Top speed around 30 mph. good luck. Joe

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