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nas1992outrage17 posted 06-15-2015 11:14 AM ET (US)   Profile for nas1992outrage17   Send Email to nas1992outrage17  
Hello. I have a classic 1992 Boston Whaler Outrage 17 1992 with a 2002 Yamaha F100, an early model with carburetors. When I purchased the boat two years ago it came with a PowerTech stainless steel propeller, style RAF3R17RVT.

The bushing [or the flexible coupling between the propeller shaft and the propeller hub] started slipping on our last outing. I am planning to get it repaired.

I want to buy a second propeller to have as spare or to use as the primary propeller and save the Power Tech for a spare. What style and size propeller I should look at for water skiing and cruising? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.


Ignacio PĂ©rez

jimh posted 06-15-2015 11:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
For pulling up water skiers, a four-blade propeller may be better.

For optimum fuel economy when cruising, a three-blade propeller may be better.

Tom W Clark posted 06-15-2015 12:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
The PowerTech! RAF3 is not a great prop. A better model would be their SCD3 (semi-cleaver 3-blade) model which is a knock-off of the Yamaha Painted Stainless Steel model.

An even better choice might be the 13-1/4" x 15" Stiletto Advantage 4.25 (also available as the Turbo 1)

I do not recommend a four blade propeller for this motor.

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