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i have a 15pitch stainless 3 blade prop on a 15 whaler im doing 34 mph wot at 4500 rpm is that about right??? how can i get a little more top end speed???
 

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Speed is good, worried about the rpm's though.
With that prop and outboard I'd expect 5200-5400 rpm.

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/15/
 

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well i have a 15 pitch prop aluminum im thinking of purchasing a stainless steal do you know of a good brand prop i can purcgase were i can get the same rpm or a bit more and if possible gain some speed ???
 

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Where are you located? I have a stainless that you could wet test. I'm in the Tampa area.
 

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What is the gear ratio? I'm with Brett 4500 is very low, since you are getting 34mph I think your tach might be off.

(((RPM/gear ration) * pitch) * 60) /12) / 5280 = Theoretical Max MPH without slippage. Your current #'s show gear ration of 1.88:1. If this is not very close then your tach is wrong.

With a lightly loaded boat a SS prop of the same pitch is not very likely to make much of a difference in top speed.
 

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well i got those mph on the gps so t seems to be preety acurate!! but i no my rpm is low at 4500 what should i do to get it to 5000+ rpm ??? what ss prop you recomened
 

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I looked up gear ratio it should be 1.85:1 and at 4500RPM that would be approx 34.5 mph, slippage accounts for the amount less than max theoretical that you measured. 4500 is the min WOT and 5500 is max WOT operating range for that motor.

To get higher rpms from prop change would mean less pitch. It is doubtful that you would get the 1K rpms to hit max WOT range from a 13P. I think you'd pickup little less than 500 rpm's from the 13P and you would lose couple mph's.

I do not think you are going to get more speed. Unless the motor is under performing or the boat is heavier than it should be. Sounds like 15P is the right pitch to get max speed out of that motor/boat combo.
 

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im going to give my yami a good service lower unit, spark plugs,maybe carbs and see if that will help out !!!! but back to the propeller whats a good brand of ss props i can purchase ???
 

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Your original post ask for a prop that was going to give you more RPM and speed.

As I previously posted I think there is something else at play other than prop, if the current prop is in good shape.

So if you want a SS prop just to have a SS prop A Michigan wheel ballistic would be a good choice. I doubt it will achieve your original goals.

You will hear all kinds of opinions on the question. Most often peoples reaction or opinion on a brand of props are very closely linked to the performance.
 

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ok guys i went today and bought some things for the boat fuel filter, oil, waterpump kit (not instaled). i cranked my motor up to run it for a while and notice im only running on two cylinders :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: one of my coils are bad so i think thats whats causing my 4500 rpm problem !!!!
 

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If you get to 5500RPM you should be at 40MPH or so, accounting for slippage.

Glad to hear you found the real problem. So lets say you get 40mph by fixing the coil that is 6MPH better, it is cheaper than a prop and you should see way better fuel economy as well.
 

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definately i wil let you know once i get the coil fixed and run her again and hopefully se a change in numbers!!!!! thanks for all the input ;) ;)
 
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