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Old 27 August 2019, 05:11   #1
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Prop needed....

Time for a new prop.

6.5m XS RIB with 150HP Mercury engine.

Recommendations pls for general purpose use?

Thx !
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Old 27 August 2019, 05:51   #2
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Time for a new prop.

6.5m XS RIB with 150HP Mercury engine.

Recommendations pls for general purpose use?

Thx !
Is this an F150 four stroke and what's on it just now ?
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Old 27 August 2019, 06:08   #3
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I used to have this boat and engine (assuming 4 stroke).

Started with 19in 3 blade mercury alloy prop, came with boat which was fine.
Changed for Solas Stainless 19in 3 blade, the one with the integral hub.
Hole shot was not as good, so not a water skiers prop, but like yourself I only wanted general use.
At speeds over 20kts performance was better. Boat sat at 27/28kts much more easily and felt more planted in the sea. Top speed in early 40 kt territory.


However..... I now have 4 blade on current boat and wished I tried one on the XS.
Don’t know whether it’s hull or engine making the difference but feels grippier.

What’s on the boat now?
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Old 27 August 2019, 11:36   #4
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I'm running with a 19inch Mercury "Tempest Plus" (Vented) on a 6.5 mtr Deep V (24 deadrise)

43kn flat out and the hole shot is awesome.......

Three minutes in....

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Old 02 September 2019, 02:09   #5
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OK, got the info on the current prop. Its a Mercury Marine Tempest Plus - 48-825860 19P

Any suggestions for replacement would be gratefully received. RIB is deep-V and from reading I have done this is a good prop for it. However I am far from being a prop expert....

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What do you want it to do better?
It looks like you're well set up as is.
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What do you want it to do better?
It looks like you're well set up as is.
Just after opinions in general. I'm quite happy with the current prop, but then its the only one I have ever used so my experience and knowledge of these things is rather limited.

Will talk to a couple of retailers but then you can never really trust what they say as they always try to flog whats on the shelf...

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What’s your current WOT rpm?
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What’s your current WOT rpm?
What is WOT?
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WOT. Wide open throttle.
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