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Old July 2nd, 2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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Default School me on Alpha 1 props

I'm looking at a boat with inboard 6 and an Alpha1 prop.

Please let the schooling begin.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 05:13 PM   #2
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There is no school. The shaft sizes are pretty standard across the board really.

Stainless steel props are expensive, but durable.

Aluminum props are cheap, but sufficient for general cruisin...
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Old July 3rd, 2008, 09:52 AM   #3
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I did some research and it's the 2nd generation which seems to be better then the first. Can't wait to possibly take her out
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yes alpha II is a better dirve then alpha I but both are solid.

They can handle "some" HP. I have a neighbor who's running a very healthy small block with nitrous through it and pushing a 19-20 foot checkmate to 100+. He has an alpha SS and says he has never actually blown the drive but has had to freshen it up a few times over the years.
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Old July 4th, 2008, 12:35 AM   #5
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yes alpha II is a better dirve then alpha I but both are solid.

They can handle "some" HP. I have a neighbor who's running a very healthy small block with nitrous through it and pushing a 19-20 foot checkmate to 100+. He has an alpha SS and says he has never actually blown the drive but has had to freshen it up a few times over the years.
I think it'll handle the inboard 6 cyl
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Old July 8th, 2008, 05:29 PM   #6
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I think it'll handle the inboard 6 cyl
Yep. You will be more than fine. Plenty of Alphas behind 5.7's and heavier boats as well.
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even a few living very cautiously behind big blocks.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 10:04 PM   #8
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even a few living very cautiously behind big blocks.
That means if the Alpha I is the dana 35 of the boat world, and the #6 is the dana 60... what does that make surface drives? Portals?
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That means if the Alpha I is the dana 35 of the boat world, and the #6 is the dana 60... what does that make surface drives? Portals?
your starting to get into some grey areas
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