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Old 06 June 2006, 04:12   #1
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Change prop Mariner 60HP 03?

I managed to get my mits on a 1 1/2 year old Yachtline 480 at a "reasonable" price. So far really pleased with it. She came with a 2003 model Mariner 60 EFI. Only issue I would like to sort is that the motor hits and goes thru max RPM (6000) very easily and cavitates on tight turns. I would like to change the prop, which I think is standard to get a better top end (currently 30kts GPS) any ideas what size/pitch?
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Old 09 June 2006, 17:15   #2
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What prop is on it at the moment?
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Old 12 June 2006, 16:38   #3
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i have a similar boat medline 1 with a 65hp suzuki 2 stroke engine, max revs 5600 i only hit 5000,25 knots, and slow to take off,my prop is a re con alliminium 11 1/2 inch and 15 pitch, how does this compare to yours as i keep thinking it is wrong but i do not know if the pitch is wrong, the size, or the whole thing or if i am just hoping to get more out of a small engine,any ideas
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I managed to get my mits on a 1 1/2 year old Yachtline 480 at a "reasonable" price. So far really pleased with it. She came with a 2003 model Mariner 60 EFI. Only issue I would like to sort is that the motor hits and goes thru max RPM (6000) very easily and cavitates on tight turns. I would like to change the prop, which I think is standard to get a better top end (currently 30kts GPS) any ideas what size/pitch?
If its exceeding the max operating rpm, which it must be if its hitting 6000rpm, you need to go up in pitch. Try and find out what the pitch of the current prop is, should be engraved on there somewhere.

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i have a similar boat medline 1 with a 65hp suzuki 2 stroke engine, max revs 5600 i only hit 5000,25 knots, and slow to take off,my prop is a re con alliminium 11 1/2 inch and 15 pitch, how does this compare to yours as i keep thinking it is wrong but i do not know if the pitch is wrong, the size, or the whole thing or if i am just hoping to get more out of a small engine,any ideas
Sounds like you need to find a few more revs, probably best to borrow a 13"/ 14" pitch prop. You should see more than 25knots, how big is a med 1?
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Old 12 June 2006, 17:07   #5
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4.8 meters deep v 2 adults 3 kids 40l of fuel+ normal kit
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Have you tried using it solo?

My sr4 goes like stink solo or 2 up with a 14" prop on a 50hp, but put an extra person aboard and can't get over 25 knots. With a 13" and 3 people it hits 33 knots.
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Old 12 June 2006, 17:20   #7
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i would love that chance to come up, but the wife has taken to boating, my fault for letting her do the pb 2 course with me, one son who never leaves our side, the wife has booked up most weekends with friends to take out,whats it like solo? i guess i will never know
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You only need try it for half an hour.....tell her it's important engine diagnostics and it might save you some money on fuel....
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wife wants to go to the witterings next sunday so maybe i could leave her for a while, could be tuesday buy the time she walks home hmmmm.....
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Seriously though-if she's done the PB2 she should understand the need to have the boat at its optimum for the purpose it's used for. If you can't get a hell of a lot more speed out of it solo then it'd be time to have a look at the engine to make sure it's ok.


OR....you could always buy a propulse variable pitch prop and experiment?

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