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Postby basshawk84 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:02 pm

There's a Mercury Rev 4 21" brand new for sale on the Dallas Criagslist. Here's the link:

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/boa/3153709189.html
2004 212 Interceptor, Volvo 5.0 GXi, 21" Enertia & 19" Rev 4
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Postby HOT PURSUIT » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:06 pm

5500 RPMs :shock: Rev limiter definitely disconnected and I question your Tach. If they didn't upgrade the lower end lookout for pieces :shock:

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Stock Prop???

Postby Johnny HotFoot » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:40 am

HUGE question I have: what was the stock prop on my 1999 Interceptor 232 BR with it's 5.7 GS?
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Postby Mirage217 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:23 pm

I have identical set-up and have asked this forum before, but it is hard to capture the correct answer if they don't have the same drive, gear ratio, and motor.

I have a 5.7 Volvo SX Gi, with a 1.6 ratio. I am running a 4 blade, 14 x 22 Apolo Michigan prop. I get up out of the water on plane in six (6) seconds, and top out at 50 - 53.9 Mph. Top speed will vary for me in wind, current, and bodies in boat. Top rpm is 5000-5150 depending on the trim. I will toy around next week on vacation with a 3 blade 15 x 21p.

One thing I don't seem to like is reverse mobility with this boat or drive. Not sure if it is drive or boat design.

Hope this is helpful
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Postby Johnny HotFoot » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:59 pm

I was hitting 54 mph (gps) in 2-3' rollers with my ballistic ss 3blade 14 3/8 x 21p but I was over reving at WOT, I think I can go faster with more pitch, 4 blade 22p or I'm wondering if I should try a 3 b 23p?
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Postby Johnny HotFoot » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:28 pm

Johnny HotFoot wrote:I was hitting 54 mph (gps) in 2-3' rollers with my ballistic ss 3blade 14 3/8 x 21p but I was over reving at WOT, I think I can go faster with more pitch, 4 blade 22p or I'm wondering if I should try a 3 b 23p?


I was told the boat can do 60+ with the right prop
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Postby buyfire » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:15 am

i may be wrong, but i can't think of anyone with a caravelle seeing a better top end with 4 blades than with 3.

if i am wrong, and you're out there, please speak up. :)
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Postby HOT PURSUIT » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:31 am

BUYFIRE is right! Physics will not allow I think? :lol:

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Postby HOT PURSUIT » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:57 am

BUYFIRE is right! Physics will not allow I think? :lol:

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Postby Johnny HotFoot » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:54 am

buyfire wrote:i may be wrong, but i can't think of anyone with a caravelle seeing a better top end with 4 blades than with 3.

if i am wrong, and you're out there, please speak up. :)


.... so if I can pick up a 14 1/4" 3 blade 23P for cheap I should be where I want to be, or at least REALLY close???
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Postby buyfire » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:34 am

if you're patient, you should be able to find one of these for $150-200.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ballistic-Stain ... ltDomain_0
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Postby Johnny HotFoot » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:39 pm

buyfire wrote:if you're patient, you should be able to find one of these for $150-200.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ballistic-Stain ... ltDomain_0


yup, I plan to search out a deal on either a SS 4 Blade 22P or a ****** 3 blade like that ballistic in 23P

in the meantime I'm getting the $100 special from west marine: Turning point's alum 3 blade 23P
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Postby Johnny HotFoot » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:40 pm

oh.... we can't say baddass?

bad azz?v :wink:
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Postby Mirage217 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:11 pm

Johnny,

Let us know how the new prop works....Do you reach 60 mph. How is the hole shot?
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Postby Johnny HotFoot » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:30 am

the 3 BLADE 23P got my WOT revs down to where they should be, of course the hole shot was affected ... just how awful I'll have to wait to see what it's like with a full load of peeps... top speed was un-obtainable as the rollers last night were too high to safely get her trimmed up and flying

I hope to get a top speed run in this morning
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