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frontier posted 05-26-2004 08:51 PM ET (US)   Profile for frontier   Send Email to frontier  
What's the best all around prop size/pitch for an 80's Montauk with a 70 HP Johnson?
Joe Kriz posted 05-26-2004 09:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Joe Kriz  Send Email to Joe Kriz     

You didn't mention what year OMC 70 HP as this might make a difference.

However, I believe you have two options in the OMC line unless you want high performance and maybe an expensive Stainless Prop.

OMC Aluminum Standard.
1. 13 3/4 x 15 pitch
2. 13 1/4 x 17 pitch

The 15 pitch will gi ve you a much better hole shot and help if you water ski.
The 17 pitch will give you about 1 or 2 mile faster top end speed.

I had both props but mostly used the 15 pitch because the Montauk would pop up on plane rather quickly and trolled a little slower than the 17 pitch.
Been there, done that. Depends upon what you are looking for.

frontier posted 05-26-2004 09:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for frontier  Send Email to frontier     
Thanks Joe.
It's a 1996.

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