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Old 16 April 2006, 16:01   #1
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Proping down 150 Opti

Had the new boat (Ribcraft 6.3) out last week. The engine(mariner 150 opti) is off our old boat and is turning a 17P vengance. I knew we were going to need to go down as the new boat is a much deeper v with no planning pad.

I'm currently getting 4600RPM wot with the normal load of 10 divers and kit +2 crew, and 5600 wot one up.

I'm currently thinking 14P, anyone got any suggestions?
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Old 16 April 2006, 17:35   #2
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Buy a torqueshift 11-26". Solves the problem completely.
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Old 16 April 2006, 17:48   #3
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i cant......

http://www.land-and-sea.com/marine/t...rque-shift.htm
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Old 17 April 2006, 19:23   #5
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No one got any ideas? Does anyone know where i can rent/borrow/beg a 14P 14" diameter prop to try, otherwise this is going to be avry expensive guess!
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There is an adjustable rather than variable pitch prop that might be worth a go-but it's plastic and a 4-blade. On the up-side, they aren't horribly expensive.

http://www.propulse.se/
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Unfortunately they donīt make em any more, great prop sold a lot of them in the past and still have some blades and parts left for them.

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