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muskiechaser

Hard(er) engagement of SS prop

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I have both a stainless and aluminum prop for my 75 HP Merc.

I just switched from the alum to stainless, and the engagement

seems much harder with the stainless steel prop. I assume this is normal, the SS prop is heavier, but it seems a bit much to me. Am I going to shorten the life of anything in the lower unit with the stainless prop? I do get better performance out of the stainless, but ultimately I don't really need it. A couple mph isn't going to make or break my day on the water.

Thanks,

John

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You should feel more when it goes in, yes, but what are you idleing at for rpms in neutral? should be 900-1000

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I'm idling @ 700-750 RPM. It's an EFI four-stroke.

Maybe I'm just a little paranoid.

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