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Old 10 June 2012, 11:36   #1
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Choosing a prop, noobie questions

Hi guys!

I've been searching for some info, but haven't found anything. I would like to know the basics of choosing props, what works for which application, and what doesn't.

My motor is a Yamaha outboard 4 stroke 60hp. Boat is 4.9m long, and pretty light. Any suggestions? Do you guys "upgrade" your props from stock?
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Old 10 June 2012, 14:38   #2
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Its really just a question of buying the correct size for your boat/engine/load combination.

have a read of this to get a bit of understanding. There is a huge selection to choose from but the field can quickly be narrowed down.

Have you got a prop already that you are using?
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It's worth asking around to see if you can borrow any props for trial purposes before you buy anything. Something I'd like to do if only I could find someone with some spares ......
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