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jameso posted 07-18-2003 02:45 PM ET (US)   Profile for jameso   Send Email to jameso  
Was able to do some test runs with a couple of props.
First prop was 11 3/8 X 13, the dealer said 'we put this one on all the 50s'.
Ambient temp was 92, a few ripples and PWC wakes.
4K RPM 20.5-21 MPH
5K RPM 27 MPH
6K RPM 33.3 MPH
6K RPM trimmed all way, 6.2K, 35.5 MPH. (Easily overreved)

Second prop, 11 3/8 X 14
4K RPM 22.5 MPH
5K RPM 28.5 MPH
WOT 3700 RPM 33.0 MPH
WOT trimmed 6K RPM 36.5 MPH

All these runs were done with just me and a tank of gas. I am still able to turn 6K or so trimmed with 3 adults aboard. Should I keep this pitch or have the 14 cupped about a half inch?
Hole shot is OK, not as good as my 50 2s but no slouch. I think the engine is raised about to the max, holds on a normal turn but putting the gunnel down will blow when trimmed full up, also it blows out at 6.3K+ on straight away.
Any opinions?
Jim Armstrong


Perry posted 07-18-2003 03:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Perry  Send Email to Perry     
Is the 14 pitch prop stainless steel? If 6k rpm is max, I would leave the prop as it is. Just back it off if it gets beyond redline. With a full load of people and gas it should be about right.

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