Gordon Waterman 16'- need prop suggestions

Discussion in 'Prop Shop' started by kirby0808, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. kirby0808

    kirby0808 Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up the 06 Gordon Waterman that was listed on craigslist in Napels. It has a 50 Tohatsu 2 stroke with a Power Tech TN40REB3R13P 3 blade. It runs about 32 mph with 2 people at 5200 rpms and has a decent hole shot but im looking for something that has a better hole shot and a decent top end.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. kbkeys1

    kbkeys1 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Hey Kirby, I'm in the same boat(literally). However, my prop is a PT SCB4R13pitch. Solo I 'm at 30.4 mph and no more than 5000rpm. Terrific hole shot! Id like to try the SCB3 to compare.
     

  3. Snookdaddy

    Snookdaddy Well-Known Member

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    I think both of you are lugging you outboards with the props you're currently running.

    The suggested rpm range per Tohatsu is 5,150 - 5,850rpm and both of you are at the low end of that range.

    I would suggest getting one of the following props:

    3 blade @ 12" pitch

    4 blade @ 11" pitch

    The 3 blade 12" pitch should give you better hole shot and you may gain a couple of mph top end.

    The 4 blade 11" pitch will give as good or better hole shot as the 3 blade, but you probably will not gain anything on the top end and may lose a mph.

    Both of you should get your Tohatsu into the 5500rpm + sweet spot using either of the props suggested.