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posted 01-03-2004 10:34 PM ET (US)
I need to know where you can find info on the s/s stiletto props. I've scearched on line to no avail.
posted 01-03-2004 11:02 PM ET (US)
I bought my stiletto prop from Overtons. Go to Overtons.com Hope this helps
posted 01-04-2004 01:50 AM ET (US)
posted 01-04-2004 01:33 PM ET (US)
If you know the exact size, because you can't exchange from these guys, go or call "Aftermarket" for $249.00.
They changed the website address , I have it but it's in my favorites but dosen't tell me what it is.
Here's their free 800 number.
1 800 349 2628
Ask them for their site address & the guy will be very helpful on the props.
They ship right now & takes me 4 days for me to get mine in Calif.
What engine & boat are you putting the Stiletto on ?
You can mount the engine higher with a stiletto compared to a stock prop from the factory, such as Omc engine with stock prop should go on the second set of holes & the Stiletto on the 3rd or 4th depending on which hull & engine your putting it on.
posted 01-04-2004 04:17 PM ET (US)
In addition to Overton's www.overtons.com and Aftermarket www.amarket.com , Surplus Unlimited www.surplusunlimited.com also carries them.
I've heard that Overton's has a decent exchange policy.
posted 01-04-2004 05:10 PM ET (US)
GOOGLE.COM is a good place to search online.
posted 01-04-2004 06:19 PM ET (US)
Aloha to all of you for your fine help.
I have a 64 Nauset, with a 96 F50 4 stroke Yamaha.
It will be used for ocean trolling, so take into account a full fish box, now and then. HA!
So would a 4 blade with medium pitch sound right? 13x1/4x17?
posted 01-05-2004 09:01 AM ET (US)
I love my Stiletto! But if you are buying a Stiletto, I'd advise dropping down in pitch (at least 2") from the OEM Yamaha prop. My Yamaha 80 turned a 13.25" x 17" Yamaha OEM aluminum prop to 6,000 rpm, but only turns a 13.25 x 15" Stiletto to 5,600-5,700. The Stiletto has much more cupping, so it's harder for the engine to twist it. Even so, the Stiletto outperforms the OEM prop, especially when trimmed out - it really hangs on to the water.
Why do you think you want a 4 blade prop?
posted 01-05-2004 10:30 AM ET (US)
Looking at the Yamaha Motor site www.yamaha-motor.com at their performance bulletins, all of their F50's are turning 10x15 or 10-1/4x14 3-blade props. The T50 High Thrust engines are turning 14x11 3-blade props. The Stiletto 4-blade props seem to be recommended for 70hp or higher engines.
I would suggest going to Stiletto's site www.stilettopropeller.com and filling out the form requesting their help.
When you are ready to purchase you might also check out BoatOwnersWorld http://www.boatownersworld.com/props/stiletto/stiletto_propellers.htm .
posted 01-05-2004 11:47 AM ET (US)
Tbyrne, the secret to running a Stiletto is, you can raise your engine much higher with a Stiletto then you can with an oem prop because they really hang on far better.
By raising the engine you will get back the rpms you lost by going to a stiletto.
As far as 4 blade props on these small boats, theres absolutly no need for one.
Hell, I had a dealer insist that I needed at least a 15 diameter 4 blade with 17 pitch.....duhhhhh.
I run a 3 blade s/s Stiletto 14.25 x 19 & it will break your neck on the hole shot.
The only advantage of a 4 blade is for the bass boat guys that fish in 18" of water & must be on plane in 1 second, not like my 2 second being on plane with a 3 blade.
Now if that 1 second is important to you, then get the 4 blade, but your gonna loose a few mph on the top end.
I can buy almost 3 s/s 3 blade Stilettos for the price of 1.... 4 blade s/s oem prop.
posted 01-05-2004 12:33 PM ET (US)
Sal. they really do hang on, don't they? I am reluctant to raise my motor since my boat has a stepped bottom and runs best with the motor trimmed out a good bit. The stepped bottom aerates the water and I can easily blow out the OEM aluminum. The Stiletto does much better, but if I raise the motor, won't the Stiletto be more likely to blow out?
P.S. - The cavitation plate is already about 1/4" above the bottom of the keel.
posted 01-05-2004 01:49 PM ET (US)
Do you think a Stilleto is any better or worse than a Laser II ? I have my Merc 125 mounted as high as it will go. About 1.5 inches above the bottom of the keel.
posted 01-05-2004 09:42 PM ET (US)
First, TB, your aluminum will easily blow out where the s/s Stiletto will still be hooked up, ....much better traction.
Dick, Merc makes the best props out of the big 3 engine manufacturers & Stiletto is a great prop & in most cases can be compared to your lazer 11, I wont say the Stiletto is better then yours because their close but the lazer might have a slight edge depending on the application.
TB, don't worry about the prop blowing out until you find out if it will, it might really surprize you & hang on far better then you think, but you gotta try it to see.
No big deal to bring the engine back down if it does,.....but I don't think it will blow out.
posted 01-06-2004 04:31 PM ET (US)
Went down to the shop and the F50 has a 10 3/8x13 alum on it now. This motor is one of two that came off another boat. I picked it up with all new controls/tach and etc. for $1500. Same old story: It should hold me for a while until I have the $$ for a new one. Who knows, it may run forever.....
Again, mahalo to all of you for your info and advice.
Someday soon I hope to send some pics from the begining when I first saw this bare, cracked, beat up hull, no outer shell, no foam, just nothing. One of the most stupid moments of my life, bringing it home. Then again, I've been through many of those moments concerning boats.
This Whaler Forum has brought me such joy,information, and entertainment for two years now.
posted 01-09-2004 08:57 PM ET (US)
I just checked, the best prices are at Boat Owner's World
In fact all their props cost less.
posted 01-09-2004 10:02 PM ET (US)
Boat owners is $40.00 higher [ $289 ] then After market at $249.
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