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#10980110 - 07/16/15 07:04 AM Am I running the correct prop?
Biscuits Offline
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Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 2544
Loc: Medina Lake Tx
I recently swapped from a 1988 150 Rude to a 1984 150 Rude. The 1988 blew up.

I put the prop from the 1988 on the current motor and now I wonder if it is the wrong prop size of the current motor. Motor runs great but the hole shot stinks. I have to set a person up on the deck to get it to plain out. I can only get 4500 RPM WOT. I have a 1986 18 ft Skeeter with a jack plate. The current prop is 14 1/4 x 21
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#10980117 - 07/16/15 07:11 AM Re: Am I running the correct prop? [Re: Biscuits]
Pat Goff Online   content
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Registered: 01/29/05
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You have something besides the prop causing problems if you can't get on plane with a 21.
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#10980201 - 07/16/15 08:04 AM Re: Am I running the correct prop? [Re: Biscuits]
Biscuits Offline
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Registered: 01/18/06
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Loc: Medina Lake Tx
Thanks Pat,
I just rebuilt the carbs to service manual specs.
New power pack on port side
New plugs
New thermostats

I believe this is a fuel restriction problem. Could it be the check valves under the carbs? Anything else I should look for? Last night I pulled the carbs and let them set in carb cleaner for 45 minutes. I blew out the jets with compressed air. Everything looks good. I'm not sure what to look at next.
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#10980217 - 07/16/15 08:10 AM Re: Am I running the correct prop? [Re: Biscuits]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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#10980354 - 07/16/15 09:07 AM Re: Am I running the correct prop? [Re: Dag˛Bill]
Biscuits Offline
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Registered: 01/18/06
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Loc: Medina Lake Tx
Originally Posted By: Dag˛Bill
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Hey there Bill. How ya been banana
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#10980373 - 07/16/15 09:13 AM Re: Am I running the correct prop? [Re: Biscuits]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Been good! Hope all is well on your side. We have all had so many concocted stories of your disappearance. I was going with abduction from aliens, you know probing stuff grin

Either way, hope you get the motor/prop issue fixed and I hope your getting in some fishing time!! thumb
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#10980409 - 07/16/15 09:21 AM Re: Am I running the correct prop? [Re: Biscuits]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Pard that is a 30 year old factory low compression motor and the 84`s do not run as good as the 88-89 I promise. Reason the 88-89 run better, they were cheater motors for when Bass had a 150hp limit. Test have shown them to put out 175 to 185 hp. I still have the 89 GT 150 if you find out you need a motor.
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#10987406 - 07/19/15 06:53 PM Re: Am I running the correct prop? [Re: Biscuits]
hopalong Online   content
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find ya a raker 22, send to steve, put on boat and run forrest run!


might even outrun the aliens
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#10999649 - 07/25/15 04:38 AM Re: Am I running the correct prop? [Re: Biscuits]
OldFrog Offline
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Registered: 02/16/06
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Loc: Probably not where you think
I had a laugh yesterday. A buddy in Waco gave his brother a prop for his bay boat. The brother called and said it "aint working right..I cant get it off the trailer."

It was a counter-rotation ( left) prop. roflmao
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#11000810 - 07/25/15 10:17 PM Re: Am I running the correct prop? [Re: Pat Goff]
BassHunter 69 Offline
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Registered: 11/11/08
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Loc: Carrollton
Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
You have something besides the prop causing problems if you can't get on plane with a 21.



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