Need prop rec for 16 Waterman, Tohatsu 50, 4 stroke.

Discussion in 'Prop Shop' started by kbkeys1, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. kbkeys1

    kbkeys1 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Happy holidays! Started new motor with PT 3 blade, 10.25, 13 pitch. Blowing out on turns. Anyone have a recommendation?
     
  2. Snookdaddy

    Snookdaddy Well-Known Member

    Merry Christmas...

    Call Powertech and tell them your issues.. They will suggest a cupped version that will not blow out on turns. Personally, I would stick with a 3 blade on such a light skiff.. You just need some cup to bite on turns..
     

  3. DrG

    DrG I Love microskiff.com!

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    I had the same issue with blowout with my 2000 Whipray powered by a Tohatsu 50 TLDI tiller using a PT REB3 13" pitch. I sent it to Ken at Prop Gods. For under $100 he had the blade tips slightly cupped. I lost no noticeable top end, but now it stays hooked up, always (including when it's jacked up and running skinny). Give Ken a shout out at KR@propgods.com or 941-735-5808. Ken has always satisfied my prop requests and as a result I will always do my prop business with him. FWIW, he strongly recommended against the heavily cupped 4-blader that PT recommended to me due to the loss of fuel efficiency and top end.
     
  4. kbkeys1

    kbkeys1 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks daddy and crushed, Merry Christmas, will be on the horn tomw with PT.
     
  5. kbkeys1

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    Marcus at Powertech conjured up a SWC3 blade 14 pitch , cupped, that is awesome. Great hole shot, no blowout, top end faster than the TLDI. Good folks there.
     
  6. DrG

    DrG I Love microskiff.com!

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    Excellent outcome!
     
  7. How's is the performance with that new 50 tohatsu 4 stroke?

    What kind of top end speed are you getting and fuel burn?
     
  8. kbkeys1

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    Just an fyi: my waterman has a tunnel. With full tank, my 180lbs, my gear, 31.7 knots at 5800. I'm not seeing any real different fuel consumption than the TLDI 50.