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      New Boat Prop Selection

      I picked up a carryover Lund Impact 1775 w/ Mercury 115 Pro XS. I really like the boat it handles waves like a champ for a 1775 but the dealer definitely rigged it with the wrong prop. It currently has a Merc Spitfire 4 blade 12.5" 19pitch but according to the prop selector program on mercury's site I should be running a 13-13.5" 17pitch prop. Anybody out there with experience have any prop suggestions as far as best performance vs cost?

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      I am an idiot when it comes to props. I just bought a boat and had a prop not even close to right on it. I was lead in the direction of prop works in mandan. I told him what kind of boat i had and what horsepower. All it took was 1 phone call and i had the right prop in 2 business days. But remember I am also not the kind of guy that is going to test 8 props to see which one works best. This one was so much better as far as top end speed and hole shot I didn't need to waste my time. I would give them a try.

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      Stainless or aluminum?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Buckmaster81 View Post
      I picked up a carryover Lund Impact 1775 w/ Mercury 115 Pro XS. I really like the boat it handles waves like a champ for a 1775 but the dealer definitely rigged it with the wrong prop. It currently has a Merc Spitfire 4 blade 12.5" 19pitch but according to the prop selector program on mercury's site I should be running a 13-13.5" 17pitch prop. Anybody out there with experience have any prop suggestions as far as best performance vs cost?
      What RPM @ WOT? What's it not doing well that you want to improve upon?

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      4900 rpm WOT top speed loaded light with 2 people of 39
      Slow to get up on plane

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      Currently has the spitfire 4blade 12.5" 19 pitch

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      You could easily shed a blade and at least 2 degrees of pitch. Max RPM is 6300 for that motor. If you can "try before you buy" I'd look for a 15-16 pitch SS w/more diameter.

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      So no advantage to a 4 blade???

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      I have never seen a four blade on alum.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Buckmaster81 View Post
      So no advantage to a 4 blade???
      If you're pulling tubes/boards/skiers etc. the 4 might be an advantage. It'll generally improve holeshot, cornering, tracking on plane w/sidewind/current, and might allow you to stay on plane at a lower speed. All of the improvements generally come at the cost of lower top speed.

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      Quote Originally Posted by SDMF View Post
      You could easily shed a blade and at least 2 degrees of pitch. Max RPM is 6300 for that motor. If you can "try before you buy" I'd look for a 15-16 pitch SS w/more diameter.
      Any brand/ model suggestions?

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      I think I might just pitch down and stay with aluminum

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      Quote Originally Posted by Buckmaster81 View Post
      I think I might just pitch down and stay with aluminum
      Unless you are a performance Nazi, you won’t notice a lot on a 115. I’ve found the prop that performs best for the printed test data is usually too much prop for a guy that has a bunch of crap stored in his boat along with extra people.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Captain Ahab View Post
      Unless you are a performance Nazi, you won’t notice a lot on a 115. I’ve found the prop that performs best for the printed test data is usually too much prop for a guy that has a bunch of crap stored in his boat along with extra people.
      I'm guessing I'm slightly on the heavy side for gear... all the kids add up to about one large guy weight wise but add all the extra snacks drinks ice and coolers and whammy loaded heavy lol

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