Techie Prop Question
The prop that came with my engine (Mariner 60 ELPTO) is ali with a dia of 10.13" and a pitch of 15". The previous owner added a Solas s/s prop with a 11" dia and a 15" pitch.
My question is - By using the s/s prop am I overloading the engine? The s/s prop is almost twice the weight of the ali one but does seem to bite the water better with far less cavitation/ventilation. The nearest s/s size that I can find in the workshop manual is 10.25 x 14
Peter (nick, nick) T
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