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bkoelbel posted 11-24-2001 06:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for bkoelbel   Send Email to bkoelbel  
I need to buy a new prop for my 1987 Johnson 175.

Can anyone offer advice / guidance?

I use my 1986 '20 Outrage in coastal New Hampshire and Maine, and with the currents up here, you can't have too much power.

I appreciate any input, thanks!

jimh posted 11-25-2001 12:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
With 175-HP and a 20-Outrage, you should be into the 40-MPH-plus bracket. If top speed is important you should consider a Stainless Steel propeller. The rocky coast of Maine might augur for aluminum, however, to make a little play on words.

Do you have the dimensions of your current propeller? And the Wide Open Throttle (WOT) engine speed (RPM)?

With a 14-year-old engine you probably want to avoid over-propping and lugging, so I would recommend erring on the side of too little pitch.

Tom W Clark posted 11-25-2001 01:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
A 19" SST II prop would be about right. Here's one for sale:

JAC posted 11-26-2001 10:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for JAC  Send Email to JAC     
BK, If you decide on S/S prop, I have an extra 15"X 17". If you can use it, I will ship for $165. This prop came off an 18' OR, I moved up to a 19" for better top end.

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