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Old 04 September 2006, 16:48   #1
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Suzuki DF 140 Prop

Now I've got my new boat its time to look at the ultimate prop.

Can any of you kind folk with a Ribcraft 585 and Suzuki DF 140 recommend the ideal prop.

Mine has the factory standard fitted. I'm sure someone on here has worked out the best one for my setup.

I'm looking at trying to improve top speed whilst at the same time maintaining most of my acceleration. I also found that whilst carrying out aggresive turns that the prop would slip in the water.

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards Nick R.
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Old 04 September 2006, 17:34   #2
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Take a look at this:
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13500
roycruse put a stainless one on his Ribcraft 585/140 Soozook. I've driven this boat a few times and it is spot on. Pulls around 41 knots and gives really good acceleration.
If you want to get hold of Roy, you're best taking a look at:
www.cornwall247.co.uk
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This any good Nick http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F96233/
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18" pitch will be too fine.
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Good hole shot though . And even better for skiers.
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Good hole shot though . And even better for skiers.
But that's not what Biggles is looking for:


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........I'm looking at trying to improve top speed whilst at the same time maintaining most of my acceleration....... Regards Nick R.
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Old 05 September 2006, 14:31   #7
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Andy thanks for the link. I don't want to do any experimenting. Certainly not at the price of props. I wanted to draw on someone elses experience.
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Old 05 September 2006, 14:32   #8
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Take a look at this:
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roycruse put a stainless one on his Ribcraft 585/140 Soozook. I've driven this boat a few times and it is spot on. Pulls around 41 knots and gives really good acceleration.
If you want to get hold of Roy, you're best taking a look at:
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Looks good to me.
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What size is the prop you have on there now .
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Toby,

Not too sure of the first number. Can't quite tell if its a 3 or an 8 but the whole number to me looks like:-

8X14X21.

Its the standard Suzuki Alloy Prop.

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