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SSWhaler posted 07-16-2004 01:22 PM ET (US)   Profile for SSWhaler   Send Email to SSWhaler  
I am in the market for a new prop. I am currently running a Mercury 3 blade stainless (the old standard "black max"). I am wondering what the advantages are of going to a 4 or 5 blade, or should I just stick with a updated 3 blade. I do a lot of skiing, I want a good hole shot, easy planing but don't want to kill top end. Ideas?
Bigshot posted 07-16-2004 02:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Mor eblades, better holeshot but slightly less top end. If you are happy, keep prop you have. Cheaper to have it refurbed and rehubbed($75?) then buy new.
Bigshot posted 07-16-2004 02:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ps if you do go for a new prop, get one with ventilation holes ofr holeshot.

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