1985 OUTRAGE 18 120-HP

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Outrage120EV
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1985 OUTRAGE 18 120-HP

Postby Outrage120EV » Fri Jul 14, 2023 7:22 pm

Q1: what is your recommendation for a propeller to begin propeller testing for a 1985 OUTRAGE 18 with a 1989 Evinrude V4 120-HP engine?

Q2: from what vendor should I buy a new propeller?

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Re: 1985 OUTRAGE 18 120-HP

Postby jimh » Sat Jul 15, 2023 8:03 am

Outrage120EV wrote: Q1: what is your recommendation for a propeller to begin propeller testing for a 1985 OUTRAGE 18 with a 1989 Evinrude V4 120-HP engine?
Start propeller testing with a three-bladed propeller with appropriate diameter for the propeller aperture and appropriate hub diameter and appropriate number of splines on the propeller shaft with a pitch of 17. You can try an aluminum propeller for a start, or you can upgrade to a steel propeller if the cost is tolerable for you.

To elicit a better recommendation, give more information. See the article at the top of the forum listing to see what information is needed from you.

Propeller Testing: What Data to Collect
https://continuouswave.com/forum/viewto ... f=7&t=7196

Outrage120EV wrote:Q2: from what vendor should I buy a new propeller?
Try to work with a local Evinrude dealer. A good Evinrude dealer will have an inventory of test propellers that he will loan you for testing (with a deposit). Or a dealer may have some used propellers.

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Re: 1985 OUTRAGE 18 120-HP

Postby Phil T » Sat Jul 15, 2023 6:37 pm

I am unable to find the gear ratio for that model of engine.

Based on reviewing other engines with that hull, I think a 13x19 or 20" BPR Viper or a Powertech SCD 13x19 would be a good start.

For the tough prop selection cases I deal, I consult with a few specialty prop shops who know Whaler hulls. Call one of them. Mention I referred you.

Ken Reeves
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www.propgods.com

Ken is one of the very few that will take back a prop for a small restock fee. Almost all other dealers do not do this anymore.

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