Merc Spitfire or Powertech ?

Discussion in 'Prop Shop' started by luckybone1, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. luckybone1

    luckybone1 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Propping my 30 hp Tohatsu .. Looking at the power tech 4 blade 12 pitch and the new mercury spitfire 4 blade 12 pitch. The PT is SS vs spitfire is aluminum .
     

  2. 2feettexan

    2feettexan I Love microskiff.com!

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    Let me know which prop you chose. I have a new Mercury 30hp being mounted on a new 1652 Seaark. I have asked for the 4 blade spitfire, but can change if need be. thanks
     
  3. luckybone1

    luckybone1 I Love microskiff.com!

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    I have decided to go with the spitfire ..should have a proformance report in a couple of weeks.

    What pitch are you running?
     
  4. 2feettexan

    2feettexan I Love microskiff.com!

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    Using a Black Max 9.5 with 11 pitch. On the GPS on the first outing pushed 29mph. Total weight of boat around 1250lbs. How is the 4 blade results coming up?
     
  5. luckybone1

    luckybone1 I Love microskiff.com!

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    FullY loaded with 2 people . 26mph on the gps. 4 blade spitefire 11pitch. I should have got thePower tech 12 pitch 4 blade.
     
  6. pudding08

    pudding08 Skull Island 16

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    Personally I don't think you need the SS 4 blade. That is a lot of prop for that motor. I am not sure what boat you have but I am a huge fan of the PT's. I have a 30HP Tohatsu 4 Stroke on my Bossman Karma 19. I had it propped with a PT TLR3 12P but it would cavitate to easily. I got a top speed of 34MPH with it but couldn't jump up on plane as easy as I wanted and lost a lot of RPM's in any kind of chop because of cavitation. I recently switched to their SRA3 11P and that is the perfect prop for that motor boat combo. I can jump on plane in nothing, trim the motor up without cavitation. I lost 2 MPH but it was worth the sacrifice in speed.

    If you think about getting a new prop call Power Tech they are extremely helpful in picking out the prop and if you don't like it they will exchange it for $50.

    -Lou