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17 Newport prop
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posted 12-23-2003 07:46 AM ET (US)
I have restored an '82 Newport that has a 115 Ficht...It runs great with a 17 stiletto, but I want to try a 4 blade...I am not sure what size to start with, we mostly ski with the boat, We are getting about 51 mph off of the GPS, but the holeshot is so..so We had a 15 pitch stainless and it was unbelieveable out of the hole, but would over rev around 3/4 throttle...Anyone run a 4 blade on a classic hull??? Happy Holidays!!
posted 12-23-2003 11:59 AM ET (US)
Don't want a 4 blade on a 17'. If you want a better holeshot, have vent holes drilled in your prop. This allows for a better hileshot but once on plane it does not effect performance. 3 blades are faster than 4.
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