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Old 13 July 2014, 10:29   #1
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Suzuki DF50 best prop size / pitch

Hi can you recommend the best all round prop size and pitch for a light loaded 4.8m rib with a DF50 please.
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Old 13 July 2014, 12:39   #2
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I ran a 15" on my 4.5m Avon Adventure. It still managed 6k revs when light loaded. (I believe the range is 5900-6400rpm)

I was tempted to go 16"......but then I sold it.
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Old 13 July 2014, 17:47   #3
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I have a 10.5" 13 degree pitch at the moment which sounds too small? I have just bought the rib.
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It depends on what you use it for.?

Have you had chance to test it yet.?
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It also seems your running a smaller prop than I did.

I used a 11 1/4" x 15" aluminium 3 blade prop.
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I tried it but only in the hamble river, seemed to rev quite high 4000 revs for 8 knots approx. I checked with pacer marine today and they said it was the right prop for the engine. They said anything larger would take ages to accelerate
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I am using it for a light 4.8m rib, family boating with occasional ski for small kids
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