Enertia ECO prop test - surprisingly good results!

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Enertia ECO prop test - surprisingly good results!

Postby zcd2.7t » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:56 am

Impressive results pretty much across the board, IMO, with the HUGE improvement in hole-shot and substantially better "cruising" fuel economy of particular interest to me...

http://www.boattest.com/engine-review/Mercury/19500078_Enertia-ECO_2014

Thoughts?
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Re: Enertia ECO prop test - surprisingly good results!

Postby MattOso » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:10 am

I'm no expert by any means but I'm glad they compared it to the rev 4! Not sure how much you can trust the numbers though. I'm sure every boat is different.
I know in the aviation world that the fewer blades or rotors you have, the more "efficient" the prop actually is.
I'll be doing some prop tests in the future though and will def add this one to the list!
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Re: Enertia ECO prop test - surprisingly good results!

Postby buyfire » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:34 am

Now I'd like to see them test it against any other 3 blade prop. It was my assumption that a 3 blade usually is better in the mid & top end than a 4 blade, as far as efficiency & slip. I've even heard that a 2 blade would be the most efficient setup, as long as it didn't rattle your teeth out before you hit planing speed.
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Re: Enertia ECO prop test - surprisingly good results!

Postby garth.l » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:18 pm

I still run the stock vengeance and was going to upgrade to the rev4... I think I'll wait for someone to test this thing out.
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Re: Enertia ECO prop test - surprisingly good results!

Postby iammarcuse » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:37 pm

I was interested in the article too when I saw it. I found the regular Enertia far too small in diameter for my 1.65 Bravo 2. Results in thread below. It is a great design but just needs more size on a heavier boat. The bigger diameter props like the Mirage have outperformed others on my rig. The Rev4 gives up too much top end for my liking.
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Re: Enertia ECO prop test - surprisingly good results!

Postby HOT PURSUIT » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:39 pm

OSO if you're not running an ENERTIA you're missing out on peak preformance :(

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Re: Enertia ECO prop test - surprisingly good results!

Postby MattOso » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:28 am

Mine still has the stock Vengeance.... I've got a wish list going however for the wife so she knows ahead of time how much money were going to dump into her this winter 8)
1.) New carpet with custom INTERCEPTOR stitched in
2.) Graphics wrap the exterier
3.) New Prop!

Can't wait!
What size Enertia would you recommend for the 350MAG and Bravo drive?
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Re: Enertia ECO prop test - surprisingly good results!

Postby HOT PURSUIT » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:08 am

Friend of mine had the same setup but was a SC not a BR, I think was 21P but can check if you like Matt

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Re: Enertia ECO prop test - surprisingly good results!

Postby MattOso » Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:22 pm

I apreciate it but that sounds like the right size! Just didn't want to go with the rev 4 because i don't do as much water sports :beer:
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Re: Enertia ECO prop test - surprisingly good results!

Postby iammarcuse » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:03 pm

Most guys with your setup run a 20 or 21 depending on elevation. If you are above 1000 feet you might drop down to the 20. viewtopic.php?p=29111
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Re: Enertia ECO prop test - surprisingly good results!

Postby HOT PURSUIT » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:48 am

You're right Matt! Had REV 4s they are awesome for holeshot and pulling!

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