Originally Posted by Chris Caton
what made you go for that prop Henry? I've been trying various props from 11" dia. X 13" pitch up to 11" x 15", the 13" & 14" pitch props were over revving the Honda and it was hitting the rev limiter, the 15" seems about right with Max revs around 5800 giving around 35knts and a touch of chine walking, so I think I've got as far as I'm going
if your engine has the same 13 splines as the Honda then I've got a selection of props you can trial, including a nice SS 11" x 13"
also castle marine in caernarfon have got a good selection of 2nd hand ally props they can fettle for you at around half the price of a genuine new Honda prop, worth thinking about
Thanks for the reply Chris.
I have just been surfing really and came across that prop quite randomly and it seemed to fit the bill (right diameter + pitch and the right hub kit).
I do have 13 splines so yes I should be able to run a honda prop.
I am currently running a 10 3/8 x 14 prop from a honda and I am achieving 5800rpm and I am yet to record speed. However this prop is not in the greatest of condition- one of the fins has a crack in is and it has a couple of dings.
Your honda has a gear ratio of 2.08? but my tohatsu has gear ratio of 1.85 so I am probably going to be running a smaller pitch prop?
Bloody hell 35 knots ain't bad
It's also the debate of whether to run a ss prop or not? I have been told that by using a stainless prop on such a small boat I won't see much if any performance increase?
If you've got some spare props that are non-returnable then send me a message over facebook then maybe I cold buy one off you?