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Old 24 April 2008, 17:11   #31
Country: UK - England
Town: bedford
Make: tornado
Length: 5m +
Engine: outboard 60hp merc
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 181
I have always found Castlemarine in North Wales better for prop rebuilds than SS developments They were cheaper and did a better job for me. I once bought a second hand Alu prop from SSD and it was fairly naff, which on reflection I should have sent right back but unfortunately needed it straight away.

I think you need a 14p the standard quicksilver one has a cupped edge, which will improve the grip and enable you to trim out more, at least going in a straight line.

Boating parts are always cheaper in the States but you need to be 100% sure its the right one. As for SS props the danger is if you touch the bottom you can break the gearbox and unless you are very sure and confident with the water you use I would stear clear of them.

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Old 09 September 2008, 16:10   #32
Country: UK - England
Town: South Coast
Boat name: No Name
Make: Ribx-450
Length: 4m +
Engine: Outboard 60hp 2 Merc
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 108

I have a 4.5 rib - x with centre console etc.

I use a 14 pitch and it revs to about 5250 WOT.

I am after a 13 pict prop to try if you want to do a swop I can let you try my spare 14 prop .

I also use a tiny tach to check the max rev etc.

PM me if you might be interested in exchanging loaning a prop.


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