Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Aquaman01

Two-blade to a 3-blade prop?

Recommended Posts

Hi. I have a 1960 5.5 hp. with the stock 2-blade prop. Will a 3-blade (if I can find one) give me more go? Is it worth it? Are there drawbacks? Thanx -

------------------
Aquaman
<')}}}}}><{
Peace and Fishes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With a 5.5, I don't think you'd notice any difference. You'd see the difference with more hp and mid-range. My first boat was an old 16-footer, heavy guage aluminum, 2x12 seats and wooden gunwales. It would handle great with the Johnson 5.5 with two-blade for trolling or working shorelines. If I was alone in the boat, I'd stick an oar in the carry handle and move up to the center seat. The boat would get up on plain. I now use that motor on an old Sears 14-foot cartop boat and it has plenty of power and speed with maximum load.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest   
Guest

I doubt that the prop change would do much good at all with such low horsepower. the three blade prop will grab more water if you were having problems with that but your motor wouldnt have enough ponies to compensate for the extra drag that the new prop would present.

your top end speed boats (such as miss budwieser and other unlimited class hydroplanes) actually use two blade props because they are interested in top end speed and not soo much holeshot, the two blade prop has less drag in the water and is lighter. But your big ski boats and offshore rigs usually use a five to six blade prop, the more surface area allows for greater thrust at lower rpms so you have the ability to get the heavy boat up on plane or the skiers out of the water faster. but they do usually loose a couple mph on the top end.
My dad has a ski boat with a inboard V8 and we tested some props last year. Our main two props are the same diameter and pitch but the only thing different is that one is a three blade design and the other is a five blade design. The 3 blade unit gets almost 5 to 6 MPH faster on the top end and we can pull 3 skiers at once. But the 5 blade prop is slower at the top end but planes the boat almost 3 seconds quicker and has enough grab and thrust to pull 6 or 7 skiers at once. The most we ever did was 9 for a pyramid formation at a ski show, that wouldnt have been possible with the 3 blade prop.

Sorry to go on for so long, just get a motor with more ponies, youll be happier in the long run. I had a 9.9 on my 14' boat but now I have a Merc 25 on there and it doubled my top speed from 14MPH to now it goes 27MPH (using a gps sure helps in getting true speed readings).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks a lot, ya'll! I'd get more hp, but the $$ just isn't there this year. Thanks!

------------------
Aquaman
<')}}}}}><{
Peace and Fishes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Thanks...  Only truck in our neighborhood anyway....
    • Better than breaking your arse slipping on the ice.  
    • Yes!  There is no question the eclipse will affect fishing! The eclipse will draw peoples attention away from fishing and the casual angler will be all wound up about watching the event. They will not be paying attention to anything else and surely not to fishing. The result will be far fewer anglers on the stream and YOU will have more room to fish and less competition. THAT is how the eclipse will affect fishing.
    • Lots of bears being seen around Princeton not on baits just roaming around.
    • Because Sleeper's always have had good produce...and obviously, I just went there. I went to school with them, know how they do their produce. They been around a long time. Wouldn't have  4-5 people  standing there buying if it was lousy. I had to wait the other day. Word gets around fast on small stands.Your statement applies to just about anything...sometimes a restaurant has a good meal, next time it's mediocre. You'd still go there, right? You're going to have some years the corn is better than others, you can't change the weather. This happens to be a good year for the sweetcorn, both places told me.  What would be different at Seneca? It still comes out of a field there, too. Who knows how fresh it is? I'd go with a pickup truck just pulling in, with the corn still cool and damp, before I'd grab some from a pile at Seneca. That's the only time I go, early am, when it's fresh.  OK, so do four ears at about 6 mns then....ya can handle that, right? All I intended was to give ya a tip where to grab some good corn...
    • I cook more than two at a time.   And how can you recommend someplace you haven't been to in a decade?   Like I said, I have gotten good corn there and I have gotten mediocre corn there.   Might be fresh picked, but sometimes I think maybe the field was past its prime when they fresh picked it.   Ever try the corn from Seneca?   They have a little office across 3rd Ave from the plant where they sell corn sometimes.      
    • Because it was about a decade ago I was on that goofy end of town. I knew it. Now yer gonna  waste time fooling around with that souse-o-matic on that poor corn, when two ears in the 'wave, in a covered glass dish with some water for around 3 minutes comes out perfectly delicious. 
    • Let us know by first ice - just saying.  But he is great to work with so don't get me wrong.
    • 3 smallies in 30 min yesterday. 
  • Our Sponsors