Thinking of getting a 17 Prop

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Thinking of getting a 17 Prop

Postby mar0170 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:14 am

I'm thinking of getting a new 4 blade PowerTech stainless steal 17 prop for my 2003 242LS. I have a 3 blade prop on the boat right now, takes forever to get up on plane.. any suggestions before I go drop $325.00 on a new prop..
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Postby m_snow » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:45 pm

Need more info:

Current WOT rpms
Current prop - is it aluminum or SS
Pitch of current prop
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Postby mar0170 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:59 pm

my rpm gauge is not working so unable to get the RPM
current prop is stainless but cant find any number on the prop so have no idea what the pitch is on it..
I will be removing the Faria gauge next week and sending it back to the factory and hopefully they will replace it for free with their lifetime warranty.
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Postby AndrewT » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:26 pm

What motor are you running? Most likely the existing prop is 21"pitch, go down to 19" but 4 bladed SS, need to check the revs.
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Postby m_snow » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:31 pm

Faria gauges are $60 a fix unless it's still under warranty.

RPM range is critical. Must match prop to max rpm range of engine.

I like 4 blade stainless props!
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Postby HOT PURSUIT » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:50 pm

I'm with msnow. Need RPMs or you're wasting your money unless you get EXTREMELY lucky :)

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Postby foyboy062 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:36 pm

I went from a 21 to a 19 inch on my 232. Same top speed just different WOT RPM. Put me at 5,000 where I should have been and really made a difference in the hole shot and well as the load carry capability. Shop around on ebay, I got mine for just $125 and it was like new.
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Postby Chappy » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:08 pm

My bet is you will lose 10mph with the 17p 4 blade. I ran it on a 5.0, but its because I was above 5000'. It would over rev, so there was no going at WOT. I can't imagine a 19p 3 blade wouldn't do the trick for you. Provide the info the guys have asked for, and we'll get you dialed in.
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Postby bunker108 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:58 pm

See my recent post on this topic. I went from a 21p 3 blade to 19p 4 blade. I can over-rev the 19 but my hole-shot is awesome and I can plans quickly with a fully loaded boat. I have a smaller boat and drivetrain but my results were good with a 19p 4 blade.
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