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Old 09 May 2006, 16:52   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Bridlington, E Yorks
Boat name: Stormchild
Make: Ribquest 5.8
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki DF115TUL
MMSI: 235030489
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 83
Looking for help & advice re stainless prop's

Got my boat last year - Ribquest 5.8 fitted with a Suzuki DFTUL115. This engine comes with an ali prop as standard = Got to have the 140 for a stainless. The boat gave me a knats under 40 knots after running in, but top end has dropped now to about 37 or there abouts. Prop is 15'' 23''.

Generally we dont run that heavily laden and the boats handles well -
Would a stainless prop make a difference? Are there really lots of benefits to be had for going stainless...... increased economy for instance ?

Any thoughts / comments greatly appreciated.


The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice that which we are for what we could become. (& then get the RIB out !)
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Old 10 May 2006, 02:30   #2
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Country: UK - England
Town: Arundel
Boat name: Mike Bravo 1
Make: Scorp
Length: 9m +
Engine: Yanmar 300
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 652
Pm Roycruse, he has a prop calculator on his PC and he's a Suzuke man. .

That prop doesn't sound right to me. Are you sure that you've got the correct info on it. The diameter is too big and the pitch too high.
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