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#11694846 - 06/28/16 09:06 PM Trolling motor prop
TerribleTwos Offline
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Registered: 12/09/10
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So I have an old Motor Guide 70lb thrust motor on my boat. It currently has a well used 3 blade prop on it. I will mostly be crappie fishing and either tying up on timber or staying over brush piles in open water. Motor guide says the 2 blade is better for open water and the 3 blade for the weeds. However I need as much thrust from the motor as I can get. I have seen reviews that say the 3 blade has more thrust (not a fluid dynamics engineer here so can't say whether this is true). Anyone care to chime in and let me know if I should replace the current prop with a 2 or 3 bode prop. Thanks!
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#11696160 - 06/29/16 03:13 PM Re: Trolling motor prop [Re: TerribleTwos]
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Loc: Dallas,tx
If you buy one check out the kipawa 3 blade prop.i think it moves more water at a slower speed but that's just me

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#11696908 - 06/29/16 10:53 PM Re: Trolling motor prop [Re: TerribleTwos]
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Thanks. I'll look it up.
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#11697029 - 06/30/16 05:34 AM Re: Trolling motor prop [Re: bradnitro175]
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Loc: Winnsboro
Originally Posted By: bradnitro175
If you buy one check out the kipawa 3 blade prop.i think it moves more water at a slower speed but that's just me


Worth every penny for this prop

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#11697657 - 06/30/16 11:18 AM Re: Trolling motor prop [Re: TerribleTwos]
Jones Trolling Motor Offline
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Loc: NE Texas/SW Arkansas
If you're staying with Motorguide:
2 blade is considered a "power" prop. Has less slip, but is for open water.
3 blade is a compromise of power and weedless prop. Smaller outside diameter for weed control
2 blade "Safari" has swept back design for weed control (weedless). Not as good in open water.
Hope this helps
John
BTW, we keep these props in stock.
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#11702388 - 07/03/16 10:58 AM Re: Trolling motor prop [Re: Jones Trolling Motor]
forkduc Offline
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What about on a 101 Minnkota?

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#11702571 - 07/03/16 01:01 PM Re: Trolling motor prop [Re: forkduc]
Wayne P. Offline
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Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: forkduc
What about on a 101 Minnkota?


None better than the Weedless Wedge. Some modify the shear pin groove to fit a Motor Guide.
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#11707171 - 07/06/16 09:53 AM Re: Trolling motor prop [Re: TerribleTwos]
Streetwalker Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
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Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
Kipawa.

Best props on the market.
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#11708164 - 07/06/16 05:13 PM Re: Trolling motor prop [Re: TerribleTwos]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1133
Loc: Euless
Originally Posted By: TerribleTwos
So I have an old Motor Guide 70lb thrust motor on my boat. It currently has a well used 3 blade prop on it. I will mostly be crappie fishing and either tying up on timber or staying over brush piles in open water. Motor guide says the 2 blade is better for open water and the 3 blade for the weeds. However I need as much thrust from the motor as I can get. I have seen reviews that say the 3 blade has more thrust (not a fluid dynamics engineer here so can't say whether this is true). Anyone care to chime in and let me know if I should replace the current prop with a 2 or 3 bode prop. Thanks!


I have the same trolling motor. I use the 2 blade safari for weeds and the 3 blade machette for open water.
The 3 blade is much faster and helps to keep up with schooling sandies. The only problem with the 3 blade is it tends to jerk the boat when starting. Any passenger needs to be sitting down when I hit the switch.
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#11709888 - 07/07/16 12:38 PM Re: Trolling motor prop [Re: TerribleTwos]
TerribleTwos Offline
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I appreciate it.
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#11710491 - 07/07/16 04:46 PM Re: Trolling motor prop [Re: Streetwalker]
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
Originally Posted By: Streetwalker
Kipawa.

Best props on the market.


Too bad they don't have any compatible with the Xi5 yet.

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