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#12297370 - 06/16/17 12:20 PM Is this prop bad enough to be effecting top end performance?
Chris_K Offline
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As you can see, the tips have been dinged up and flattened some. I'm chasing a couple of MPH on the top end that I seem to have lost.

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#12297379 - 06/16/17 12:23 PM Re: Is this prop bad enough to be effecting top end performance? [Re: Chris_K]
Donald Harper Offline
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Very little. Maybe .5 mph.
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#12297453 - 06/16/17 01:14 PM Re: Is this prop bad enough to be effecting top end performance? [Re: Chris_K]
ko bass attack 27 Offline
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It doesn't take much, I would take it to a professional.

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#12297511 - 06/16/17 01:55 PM Re: Is this prop bad enough to be effecting top end performance? [Re: Chris_K]
5Redman8 Offline
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When did you lose mph?

Summer speeds drop
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#12297516 - 06/16/17 01:59 PM Re: Is this prop bad enough to be effecting top end performance? [Re: ko bass attack 27]
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Originally Posted By: ko bass attack 27
It doesn't take much, I would take it to a professional.


The nicks maybe just the surface problem,..could be the blades a bent slightly too.

Takes just a few minutes for a pro shop to check the blades and balance..

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#12297556 - 06/16/17 02:29 PM Re: Is this prop bad enough to be effecting top end performance? [Re: 5Redman8]
bradnitro175 Offline
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Originally Posted By: 5Redman8
When did you lose mph?

Summer speeds drop
hot weather you lose about 3mph

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#12297895 - 06/16/17 06:48 PM Re: Is this prop bad enough to be effecting top end performance? [Re: Chris_K]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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You can take a "good" prop and run over a couple sand bars and loose 1-4mph. If you can visually see something wrong, it needs to go to the shop.

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#12297935 - 06/16/17 07:18 PM Re: Is this prop bad enough to be effecting top end performance? [Re: Chris_K]
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Where is a good shop?
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#12297938 - 06/16/17 07:22 PM Re: Is this prop bad enough to be effecting top end performance? [Re: Chris_K]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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If it's on a bass cat Ronnie Gilbert is considered the best.

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#12297939 - 06/16/17 07:25 PM Re: Is this prop bad enough to be effecting top end performance? [Re: Chris_K]
JIM SR. Offline
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I use what used to be Steves Props in Quitman just down the road from Fork,.
https://www.facebook.com/Steves-Custom-Props-119285391456669/


Edited by JIM SR. (06/16/17 07:30 PM)

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#12298180 - 06/16/17 11:35 PM Re: Is this prop bad enough to be effecting top end performance? [Re: Chris_K]
T-racer Offline
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Yes. As stated above take it in. Steves is the place
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#12298199 - 06/17/17 12:24 AM Re: Is this prop bad enough to be effecting top end performance? [Re: Chris_K]
Allison1 Offline
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You won't notice the difference between a perfect stock prop and the one you have now. As it warms up the hp goes down.

If you want it tuned, take and make notes on how it runs in different conditions, like full tournament load on a hot day. RPMs, speed and how does it take off.
Also what does it do with a lighter load and during the spring. Take that to Steve's old place ( I think he's busy building jackplates ) and they can tune if so it runs better than new. Also if its not the proper propeller they can steer you to the right one.

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#12298231 - 06/17/17 05:09 AM Re: Is this prop bad enough to be effecting top end performance? [Re: Chris_K]
tmd11111 Offline
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Registered: 04/30/17
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Loc: San Angelo
If the motor is mounted as low as it looks in the picture its costing you more speed then the ding in the prop.


Edited by tmd11111 (06/17/17 05:11 AM)

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#12298696 - 06/17/17 04:32 PM Re: Is this prop bad enough to be effecting top end performance? [Re: tmd11111]
Chris_K Offline
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Originally Posted By: tmd11111
If the motor is mounted as low as it looks in the picture its costing you more speed then the ding in the prop.


Just the angle prop to pad is around 2 1/4 and 2 1/2

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#12298740 - 06/17/17 05:24 PM Re: Is this prop bad enough to be effecting top end performance? [Re: Chris_K]
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Steves prop shop is the best. You probably are losing 50% to prop and 50% to water temp
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