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prop to run 50 hp. 15 ss
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posted 07-23-2003 09:41 AM ET (US)
Just bought a 50 hp motor for my 15 super sport project (thanks Dave).It will still be a while before the boat hits the water but I was wondering what size prop some of the members run on this combination? The boat is 15 the motor is early 80's 50HP(brown Stripe).
posted 07-23-2003 12:46 PM ET (US)
I assume Mercury 50hp inline 4cyl. Brown stripe is 1984-1985. Biggest prop made is 17" and probably what I would try first.
posted 07-23-2003 01:25 PM ET (US)
yes bigshot it is in line 4 and I figured someone would narrow down the year for me by stripe color, thanks. the motor came with a 13 pitch I will be on the lookout for a 17 to borrow when the time comes to wet her in.
posted 07-23-2003 03:40 PM ET (US)
Is this an OMC twin? If so I can give you my prop measurements off the sport. Also how about planning a get together on the GA coast.
posted 07-23-2003 03:41 PM ET (US)
Should have hit 'reset' before my last post.
posted 07-23-2003 04:13 PM ET (US)
just realized I knew I was talking abvout a mecury although there was no way for any one else to, sorry about that.
posted 07-23-2003 09:48 PM ET (US)
Here is some serial number info on merc's. B...
posted 07-23-2003 10:01 PM ET (US)
I have a 15-SPORT with a Mercury 50 HP inline 4 cylinder engine. You can see my boat's performance summarized in a table contained in an article I wrote about propellers:
The propeller is a 15-inch Black Max with cupped blades.
posted 07-23-2003 11:08 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the replys.
posted 07-24-2003 11:04 AM ET (US)
Ok....start with a 15 or have your made into one for much cheaper.
posted 07-27-2003 05:23 PM ET (US)
Motor came with a 13 pitch prop. I have a while before launch of boat, so I thought I would be looking for props to borrow and test run when the time comes
posted 07-27-2003 07:05 PM ET (US)
Hi Wayne, Most marine dealers will lone you trial props to check out before purchasing. Check with the guys you do business with in your area....If not look for a better dealer to take your business too.
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