HB Whip-Need Prop Suggestions

Discussion in 'Prop Shop' started by shiprock8, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. shiprock8

    shiprock8 HB Whipray 16

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    I am looking for suggestions to prop a Honda 50 four stroke tiller on a HB 16 Whip.
     
  2. Snookdaddy

    Snookdaddy Well-Known Member

    I'd check with Gump... It seems like he has his dialed in pretty well and it should work great with your tiller. I'd bet on a 13" pitch, but it may be a 14" pitch and possibly a 15". I believe the gear case is 2.07 to 1 on that model...
     

  3. shiprock8

    shiprock8 HB Whipray 16

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    Thanks, he told me he will have to pull it to find out what it is.
     
  4. Capt. Eli Whidden

    Capt. Eli Whidden Sight Fishing South Florida

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    13 pitch should do just fine. Obviously, stay with a 3 blade. Stock aluminum is the way to go. Remember, your operating a tiller..... The difference between aluminum and stainless on your rig is pointless.

    Hope she's finished sooner than later!!!!
     
  5. Dillusion

    Dillusion devilray snob

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    Hell's Bay included mercury vengeance 13p stainless props on all whiprays with 40hp merc 2-strokes if I'm not mistaken. it's essentially the same motor as the 50 so that'll be a good place to start.
     
  6. Capt. Eli Whidden

    Capt. Eli Whidden Sight Fishing South Florida

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    Yes, my 16 tiller waterman had the same prop when I got. I have changed back to the aluminum prop. I can tell you that the only difference I feel is hole shot. For me, I fish all hrs of the day near some pretty rocky stuff and crab and lobster pots galore. The hole shot is not as important as my lower unit.
    On another note... to many idiots here in biscayne bay, the keys and glades don't pole far enough to deeper water before getting up on plane. There's enough dugouts around here without any need for more.
     
  7. shiprock8

    shiprock8 HB Whipray 16

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    Why is stainless pointless on a tiller?
     

  8. Stainless Props can be modified in many ways by a Good Prop Guy. I like S.S. Power Tech 3 Blade with Cupping. Using Identical model Props I gained 5mph over the Aluminum and why S.S. Is much more expensive.

    Run your stock Aluminum prop a day or two and record what RPMs you are turning and the give Ken a call @ Prop Gods. I prefer to have Good Hole Shot over 1-2 mph of Speed. Your Whipray Islamarada weighs more then that other HB plus Load from People and Gear. If you run the Skiff with a light load
    You'll see 40mph.
     
  9. shiprock8

    shiprock8 HB Whipray 16

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    I got this one to start.  If it isn't right I can exchange it. The engine does not come with a prop.


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