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.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
SStracker

Prop Question

2 posts in this topic

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.

Thanks,

Trevor

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Seen on the channel 5 news the other night, plans to remove a dam in River Falls. They didn't specify which dam, or if it would be both dams. The movement is gaining popularity, especially with residents. And more input meetings will be planned. However, if the project is ok'd, it doesn't sound like it will be in the near future. I'm all for the dam removal! Both of them!
    • Hey Dave, I am sorry to hear that. If you need anything you have my number.  Send me a PM or text and let me know whats going on. Recurring infection? Low blood supply?     
    • Yes. But he has a great plan to utilize the excess rail capacity in the country by relocating those who disagree with him. It's gonna be a real gas. 
    • 100% A-OK is how that's working out, but I'm not surprised by the continued confusion. Even beside Texas vs Johnson, the idea of stripping citizenship from people hasn't stood up in court.
    • You must have been on some sh*tty ice for it to do that... Love my heavy spud bar, if it doesn't go through in a couple wacks I feel pretty darn confident in stepping...Spud bar,picks,pfd,rope, common sense all ya need
    • Protecting the rights of the id-oits, for the purpose of teaching others how not to be an id-iot is paramount. It goes both ways.........
    • What? You don't like the 1st amendment?
    • there is a seat belt law, why not have a ice picks law? if you are caught out ice fishing before the 1st of the year without picks, you get a "stupid" ticket.
    • So burning a Quran, or pouring bacon grease on it must be protected as well?  And flying the Stars and Bars?  How is that working out? 
  • Our Sponsors