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Old 09 July 2019, 06:24   #1
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Scorpion 8.5m Suzuki DF300 4blade

Hi,

Any advice would be great

Looking for a 4 blade option to try and reduce the boats tendency to lean left and cavitate on heavy acceleration... Iíve got lenco tabs

Has anyone tried a 4 blade pls and if so which pitch do they suggest, looking for hole shot rather than top end, or just a nice allrounder

Thanks !
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Hi,

Any advice would be great

Looking for a 4 blade option to try and reduce the boats tendency to lean left and cavitate on heavy acceleration... Iíve got lenco tabs

Has anyone tried a 4 blade pls and if so which pitch do they suggest, looking for hole shot rather than top end, or just a nice allrounder

Thanks !


My go to 4 blade prop is the Mercury Rev4, no idea what pitch you need without knowing figures/numbers/current setup. Even with those it would be an educated guess.
Which prop are you currently running & what is your WOT? Have you tried all the usual options for curing lean etc. Raising engine, adjusting trim tab etc??
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Thanks Dave, Iíve currently got a 3x16x23 not sure what the max RPM is, hopefully checking that tomorrow. Iím having to almost fully extend the left tab to keep her level. Trying to avoid moving the engine
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Thanks Dave, Iíve currently got a 3x16x23 not sure what the max RPM is, hopefully checking that tomorrow. Iím having to almost fully extend the left tab to keep her level. Trying to avoid moving the engine


You need to get the engine setup correctly before you start chucking money at props. Is it a new install? Has the engine been offset correctly? Has the engine trim tab on the leg been set correctly, is the engine height correct?
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Engineís not changed since it was installed at the factory so hopefully it was done right. Took it out today and max revs I can get is 5250 trimmed right up and flat out... think the max recommended is 5200- 6200, so some spare RPM to use. Engine tab looks fine too
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In what way does it look fine? You need to set it by trial and error.

Knowing that the single engine will list the boat to the left and not wanting to move the engine you've only got a few options left to improve it.

One of them is the engine trim tab: When you steer the boat left it leans to the left so you need to adjust the trim tab so that the tab forces cause you to steer a little to the right so that the boat then tries to lean to the right. It's a balancing act and you may not be able to completely neutralise the forces but since you've got transom trim tabs I'd expect you can get it within acceptable range.

Put the fat people to the starboard side...

Edit: Just a thought, if your transom tabs are Bennett, the switch is marked with reference to the bow not to the stern so if you press the left switch down you are actually lowering the right tab. Other tab manufacturers may be similar, I've no experience of others.
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Edit: Just a thought, if your transom tabs are Bennett, the switch is marked with reference to the bow not to the stern so if you press the left switch down you are actually lowering the right tab. Other tab manufacturers may be similar, I've no experience of others.


Lectrotabs are the same as
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