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gvisko posted 08-20-2003 01:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for gvisko   Send Email to gvisko  
Just bought 1989 13 gls with a 40 hp johnson 2 cyl
it has a aluminum 11.75x 17 on it now which prop is the best for this rig. ? george viskovich
18 outrage 13 gls
Bigshot posted 08-20-2003 01:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Maybe that one...what are your RPMS at WOT? If you don't have a tach, gonna be hard to answer that.
Peter posted 08-20-2003 01:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     

That is the same prop that I had on the Johnson 48 SPL on the 15 Sport. Although I had no tachometer at the time, I calculated that the 48 turned 5800 rpm at WOT. If the 40 is anything like the 48, it has a high gear ratio, 2.41:1. That means it can turn a high pitch propeller.

To compare, years ago my 13 Sport was powered by a 1977 Evinrude 35. The propeller I normally used was a 10 x 13. I don't believe that the gear ratio was as high as 2.41:1.

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