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Old September 19th, 2008, 03:39 PM   #1
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My search for a good daily/ski/zip around the lake prop has ended! I had great success with the two that I bought off of a guy on Screamandfly.com down in Fl.

One was a 23 pitch "Cleaver" prop. Still pretty slow out of the hole, but hit 76mph on the GPS... Not too bad. It kept the front of the boat real low in the water too through the whole acceleration and I was able to pull up a skiier with it (on two skis).

The other one which will be my "daily use" prop is a 21 pitch Ballistic. This thing has the same rocket ship hole shot that my 19 pitch aluminum had and the 0-60 is like 5 seconds. We hit 65mph with this prop yesterday on the GPS at 6000 RPMs. Great hole shot and decent top end. It pulls almost too hard to get up on a slalom ski.

I want to try my 29 pitch 4 blade again on a smooth river now that everything is working correctly. Last time I did it, I was lower 80's on the GPS.

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Nice.

I have been thinking big eared chopper for skiing and general use. I can't imagine my small eared choppers (large pitch) are too efficient at low speeds. I was almost thinking aluminum, but I couldn't imagine aluminum hanging off of the back of my boat.
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Nice.

I have been thinking big eared chopper for skiing and general use. I can't imagine my small eared choppers (large pitch) are too efficient at low speeds. I was almost thinking aluminum, but I couldn't imagine aluminum hanging off of the back of my boat.
Thats the other reason! My aluminum looked like crap too.

Had the boat out yesterday and it pulls out a slalom skiier with NOOOO problem. I had to go buy ski gloves because it pulled so hard.
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Thats the other reason! My aluminum looked like crap too.

Had the boat out yesterday and it pulls out a slalom skiier with NOOOO problem. I had to go buy ski gloves because it pulled so hard.
How is the wake behind that thing?

Have you been using the boat much this year?
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Nice.

I have been thinking big eared chopper for skiing and general use. I can't imagine my small eared choppers (large pitch) are too efficient at low speeds. I was almost thinking aluminum, but I couldn't imagine aluminum hanging off of the back of my boat.

that boat isnt exactly set up for skiing and what not with the jack plate thats on there the lowest your gonna get the prop shaft is just above the pad.

try like a 24 pitch soddy daisie or a 14.5 inch small ear would do the trick the boats plenty small to run one.




87yj guy you need to get a nice over the hub prop if you really want that thing to run and get a low water pick up and get the motor out of the water.

with a 26-27 pitch soddy daise or mazco on kart racers boat engine height made a 7 mph difference
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that boat isnt exactly set up for skiing and what not with the jack plate thats on there the lowest your gonna get the prop shaft is just above the pad.

try like a 24 pitch soddy daisie or a 14.5 inch small ear would do the trick the boats plenty small to run one.




87yj guy you need to get a nice over the hub prop if you really want that thing to run and get a low water pick up and get the motor out of the water.

with a 26-27 pitch soddy daise or mazco on kart racers boat engine height made a 7 mph difference
Its got a low water pick up When I run the big props I get the motor all the way lifted and trimmed.

At this point Im only looking for a great hole shot and good speed up to 70ish (which its hitting now in about 6 seconds). I can get the boat into the 90's, but I have no where to run it that fast. I do alot of skiing and am mainly out in Erie right in the Cleveland breakwall.
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How is the wake behind that thing?

Have you been using the boat much this year?
Wake is AWESOME to ski on. There is almost no wake at all, not nearly as much as my v-hull checkmate.

No good for wakeboarding though I'll try and take a picture of the wake next time I take it out. The water is getting colder fast though!

I have had it out maybe twice a week all summer. Some weeks more.
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i have a 26 pitch merc chopper for sale that i recieved in the mail about a week after i sold the boat.

it was just cleaned up by leading edge propeller

13 spline hub for a merc or what ever else it fits

300 bucks if you know any one
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Can that chopper be re-hubb'd?

I want to try a chopper next summer on my boat.
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Can that chopper be re-hubb'd?

I want to try a chopper next summer on my boat.
Do you still need a 26 Bravo? I have a spare now...
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send that bad boy to b blades they get you some mph
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