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Old 12 December 2007, 20:29   #1
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Has anyone heard of piranha props

Has anyone heard of these http://www.piranha.com/
Looking for a new prop for a dt25hp Suzuki and these look good.
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Old 13 December 2007, 04:46   #2
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tey'll do fine on your boat. I had one it was OK
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Old 13 December 2007, 11:15   #3
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I carry a four blade one on the boat as a spare for my Suzi 200EFI.

They are ideal as a spare because they weigh so little.

Not used one long term though.

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Old 16 December 2007, 18:05   #4
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I hve used them on my whitewater river boats with good results. They are reliable and tough. The blades are simple to replace. I can't tell any difference in the thrust of an aluminum prop. Biggest advantage I see is if the prop strikes something solid the blades break instead of the drive shaft or something more expensive.
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Old 17 December 2007, 13:33   #5
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Does this sound like a good deal?

You would use the SD3 hub. The 12 pitch that you are running is right in between what we make. We run odd number pitches. We have an 11, which will give you slightly better low end, and slow you down a little. The 13 will give you a little more top end. It will be hard to notice the difference between what you are running, and one of ours, as the pitches are so close. The difference would be more noticeable if you ran both of ours. You can get the props (hub and three blades) for $115.00. The Propulsion Kit (the hub, two sets of blades, the propwrench and the gearbag) is $177.00. This is the most cost effective option, and since you get two sets of blades, you can try both the 11 and the 13 if you chose. Once you decide which pitch you prefer, you can exchange the set you wont use for a spare set of what you are keeping.

This is for an older Susuki 20hp 2cyl motor.
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Old 17 December 2007, 14:33   #6
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You would use the SD3 hub. The 12 pitch that you are running is right in between what we make. We run odd number pitches. We have an 11, which will give you slightly better low end, and slow you down a little. The 13 will give you a little more top end. It will be hard to notice the difference between what you are running, and one of ours, as the pitches are so close. The difference would be more noticeable if you ran both of ours. You can get the props (hub and three blades) for $115.00. The Propulsion Kit (the hub, two sets of blades, the propwrench and the gearbag) is $177.00. This is the most cost effective option, and since you get two sets of blades, you can try both the 11 and the 13 if you chose. Once you decide which pitch you prefer, you can exchange the set you wont use for a spare set of what you are keeping.

This is for an older Susuki 20hp 2cyl motor.
After you posted your original post I had a quick look at their site and the UK distributor's. They have been mentioned here in the past - and I don't think anyone said anything particularly negative (at least not for small engines). I have a similar size engine to yours - and if they were cheaper in the UK I would definitely give them a try (its almost 1=$1). How much is a traditional ali prop? I paid 90 here a few months ago - although I was in a hurray and could probably have saved a few pounds shopping around. Next time I use the prop as a depth finder this will be a definite possibility.
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Old 17 December 2007, 16:16   #7
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After you posted your original post I had a quick look at their site and the UK distributor's. They have been mentioned here in the past - and I don't think anyone said anything particularly negative (at least not for small engines). I have a similar size engine to yours - and if they were cheaper in the UK I would definitely give them a try (its almost 1=$1). How much is a traditional ali prop? I paid 90 here a few months ago - although I was in a hurray and could probably have saved a few pounds shopping around. Next time I use the prop as a depth finder this will be a definite possibility.

Sounds a lot for prop for a 20hp I would of thought half of that .

Got a great deal and here on my last prop and helpful advice

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Old 18 December 2007, 14:37   #8
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We use piranha props on our twin 40 hp mariner`s. No problems over the past
2 years. We bought a couple of spare blades last year from the uk dealer in Cornwall, friendly guy no probs. The cost of 2 blades was 28 plus postage.
The props have lasted already longer than my previous ali ones,they don`t seem to get damaged as much.
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