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Prop Questions #13616668 07/02/20 07:07 PM
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I have a 03' Skeeter SL180 (fish/ski) with a 03' Yamaha 115TLRB on it. It has a SS 13 1/2 x 19K prop currently. I have read the WOT for this motor should be 5500 rpm but with the hammer all the way down I am barely getting 5000. The motor runs great and has the service kept up on it. I don't ever run it WOT but don't want to put a strain on the motor if it's not pitched correctly. Would changing the prop pitch help get the best performance for my motor?

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Re: Prop Questions [Re: Bass-in Texas] #13616737 07/02/20 08:12 PM
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I have no experience with that combo but others will want to know model/make of prop and prop to pad distance. Also how long to get on pad from dead stop...


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Re: Prop Questions [Re: Bass-in Texas] #13616935 07/02/20 10:16 PM
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Just to make sure. Is that full trim also?

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PAT: Yes it is

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Re: Prop Questions [Re: Bass-in Texas] #13617568 07/03/20 12:44 PM
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Fish n Skis are typically a little heavier and more weight forward than the straight bass hulls, so they are lift challenged and need to carry a load better.

Your rpms say you need a 17" prop, I like a merc trophy or powertech 4 blade on FnS's because they handle slow speeds and big loads better. I'd call Josh at Steve's on Fork and ask him also.

Re: Prop Questions [Re: Pat Goff] #13617852 07/03/20 03:42 PM
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PAT: Thanks for the info. I try and reach out to him.

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