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dave_maggio posted 11-05-2011 09:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for dave_maggio   Send Email to dave_maggio  
[The author may buy] at 2001 28 Outrage [powered with a pair of Mercury OptiMax 225-HP outboard engines]. What is the best propeller combination for this boat?

Really like the layout, boat is a bit rough. Does not have propellers. I would have to find some to even sea trial. Scary, right?

jimh posted 11-06-2011 08:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
What is the total weight of the boat, motor, fuel, gear, and crew? If we know that we could estimate the propeller pitch.

Have you looked for a Boston Whaler performance report on this boat? They usually have good test data, including details of the propeller choice they recommended.

After you determine the propeller choice, will you invest in a pair of LH and RH rotation propellers for a test drive?

L H G posted 11-06-2011 12:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Yes, too scary. I would walk away from that one, seriously.
A rough boat with no props on the engines is not a good sign of a good deal. Beware.

2001 was a notoriously bad year for the Optimax 225's, and not worth the risk. Before you even test drive, find out ACCURATE history on each from a Mercury dealer who can check warranty claims for updates. What the engines actually look like can tell you a lot. Then have the seller invest in $800-$900 worth of props for your test. I would think Rev-4's Enertia's would be the props of choice, and they are expensive.

Or simply buy the boat and assume you will have to repower it.

Tom W Clark posted 11-06-2011 01:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
That boat left the factory with 15-1/2" x 17" Mercury MIRAGEplus propellers. That is what you should look for to sea trial the boat because they are very common, available and relatively inexpensive.

Ultimately, the Enertia *might* be a better fit for that boat but cross that bridge only when you get there.

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