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Prop Question

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Do they make performance props? I want to get an extra prop for my boat to have on hand, so I figured I would see if there is anything out there to gain some speed. I have a 60 hp Mercury 4 stroke and was wondering what options I might have. Any info would be appreciated.

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Trevor

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What are running for maximum rpms right now? When you prop a boat, you should be at or near the top range of the manufacture recomended rpm at wide open throttle (WOT). If your boat seems sluggish, simply changing pitch make a difference. Just remember that the higher the pitch, the lower the rpm's and the lower the pitch, the highr the rpm's. Also, whatever you gain on top end will likely be sacrificed on the hole shot and vice-versa. You never want to exceed the max RPM at WOT-one of the worse sounds you ever want to hear is the sound of a rod coming through the block coupled with the voice of the service managers estimate for block replacment.

Going to a stainless steel prop would show some improvement, how much? hard to tell. With a 60 hp engine, I dont know that it would make a very big difference.

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