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Old 18 March 2006, 09:24   #1
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Solas Stainless Steel Propellers

Does anyone have any experience of these.

I am thinking about buying one for my 140HP Suzuki four stroke. I picked up a Solas stainless Steel prop and it seemed very heavy, probably not far off twice as heavy as my aluminium prop. Are all stainless props much heavier??

Will using a stainless prop, considering the extra weight, put undue stress on my outboard. Will the Suzuki stainless prop be lighter???

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Does anyone have any experience of these.

I am thinking about buying one for my 140HP Suzuki four stroke. I picked up a Solas stainless Steel prop and it seemed very heavy, probably not far off twice as heavy as my aluminium prop. Are all stainless props much heavier??
Yes

Will using a stainless prop, considering the extra weight, put undue stress on my outboard. Will the Suzuki stainless prop be lighter???
Yes & no

Thanks for any help

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But you should see better performance!
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Old 18 March 2006, 10:28   #3
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solas

i used solas 19 on my previus rib 5.5m with suzuki 140 4stroke...
great probeller .... gave me 43knots and great fuel economy
could lift 100kg man on single ski very easy
and to be more specific about fuel ... i used to do 15 liter an hour with four adults on board on 4000 rpm
contuct me if you need more informations
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I have a 17'' if it is any good to you in Evinrude size shaft
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Stainless props are heavy - new Suzuki one I have bought is very heavy as well.
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That's great and thanks for all your replys. It seems as if the prop should work fine then, and as the Suzuki one is very heavy too, there should be no probs.

I'll let you know how it affects performance in case someone else is interested.

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