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justinwoods posted 07-23-2015 08:56 PM ET (US)   Profile for justinwoods   Send Email to justinwoods  
Hi all. I hit a rock and tore up the boat propeller this weekend. I have a 1996 Outrage 17 with a 1997 Johnson Ocean Runner 150. The propeller was OEM model 391201, 14-1/2 x 19. I have no idea if this was the original propeller or the best one for the boat and engine combo. Any suggestions and recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Also, any direction on brand and make of propeller would be helpful as well. Thanks.
Tom W Clark posted 07-24-2015 10:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
OMC # 391201 is an aluminum propeller still made by BRP. You can order one for about $150.

I think your boat will perform better with a good stainless steel propeller. Among stainless steel three blades I recommend:

14-1/4" x 19" Turbo 1

14" x 19" Mercury Enertia

14-3/4" x 19" BRP Viper

Be sure your Johnson 150 is mounted at least two holes up on the transom of your Outrage 17 II thus:

o <-- Mounting Bolts through these Upper Holes

justinwoods posted 07-24-2015 10:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for justinwoods  Send Email to justinwoods     
Thanks for the reply. When you say two holes up, which bolts? The top bolts or bottoms bolts?
Tom W Clark posted 07-25-2015 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Upper bolts because the lower bolts go through a slot, not a set of holes.

The lower slot represents exactly same same range as the upper set of holes

acseatsri posted 07-25-2015 08:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
If you hit rocks often, stay with the aluminum props. If you hit a rock with a stainless propeller, there's a good chance you'll also take out the lower unit.
Tom W Clark posted 07-25-2015 09:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
If you hit solid rock there will be lower unit damage. It does not matter what the propeller is made of.

The notion that using an aluminum propeller somehow affords you immunity form lower unit damage is a myth, an Old Wives Tale.

jimh posted 08-01-2015 12:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
If the blade of an aluminum propeller while turning under power strikes a rock, the propeller will be damaged and need replacement or repair. If the blade of a stainless steel propeller strikes a rock, the blade may survive with barely a scratch whereas that same impact would have ruined the aluminum propeller. I have a found the rocky bottom of shoal areas of Lake Superior and Lake Huron once or twice with the blade tip of a stainless steel propeller, heard the impact, and raised the engine to find the propeller undamaged or needing only a few quick passes with a file to take the roughness off an edge.

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