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Old 04 October 2006, 15:28   #1
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Worth changing prop size?

Hi I have a 5m humber assault with a mariner 60 bigfoot 4/. The rib came with a 13" pitch prop which was over revving so before we bought it had it movd up to 17" pitch, this is way to big and under revs, will do 4250rpm but engine will go up to 5750rpm. Is it worth changing down to 15" pitch prop? will i notice a big difference in excelleration,top speed, and power?
because at the monet the rib takes about 30 seconds to get on the plane with 6 people in and seems quick but not that quick, thanks.
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Old 04 October 2006, 15:35   #2
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As a general rule 1" change in pitch results in 200 RPM change.
i.e up 1" Revs down 200, and vice versa.

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Old 04 October 2006, 16:33   #3
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I would say it is worth you while changing props.
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Old 04 October 2006, 18:50   #4
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you should change prop.
if you do not rev to correct WOT then you will damage your engine .
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If you don't watch out you could blow the con-rod out of the engine. This happened to mine, and it has just come back from repair after 2 months.

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lots ov gud addvise ther butt unfawtewnatly itts orl bollux.


heers a likkul cloo...............

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at the monet the rib takes about 30 seconds to get on the plane with 6 people
chukk forr ov de bastuds owt an yorr revvs wil mysteriously rize.

fuk mee dis prowpeller stuf iz a blakk arrt.


ohh an beesydes orl dat de bigfut iz 120 pir sent de rong enjin forr dat bote


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If you don't watch out you could blow the con-rod out of the engine. This happened to mine, and it has just come back from repair after 2 months.

How does that happen then?

My engine indicates a WOT range of 5000 to 6000 in the book, it was doing 5500 with the old 17" prop now 5200 with the 19" prop. Is that ok?
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Old 05 October 2006, 14:10   #8
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How does that happen then?

My engine indicates a WOT range of 5000 to 6000 in the book, it was doing 5500 with the old 17" prop now 5200 with the 19" prop. Is that ok?
This happens when the engine is over reved, or is over worked.

My engine has full revs at 5500 revs, and i had it prop tested, they said that it was perfect. i have got a 19p on mine so yh should be fine.

hope this helps.

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ohh an beesydes orl dat de bigfut iz 120 pir sent de rong enjin forr dat bote

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thanks for the help everyone but, why is a bigfoot not the right engine for the job?
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They are designed for pushing heavier boats, i.e a fishing boat that needs the power but not speed. Not a light rib! The gearbox ratios are different to the standard gearbox. The prop rpm will be less. Replacing your o/b with the standard one may solve many of your problems.
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