Solas 4 Blade?

Discussion in 'Prop Shop' started by Gramps, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Gramps

    Gramps Living & Dying in 3/4 Time

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    Has anyone run a Solas 4 blade? I've only found the Solas to fit my Tohatsu, well Michigan Wheel has a 4 blade but only goes up to a 10 pitch. Heck Powertech doesn't even make one, at least that I can find on their website. If you know of a another manufacturer, please let me know. P.S. I'm looking for an aluminum prop.

    I know some folks had bad experiences with Solas 3 blades, was just curious to see if the 4 blades are different.
     
  2. Brett

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    Why 4 blade? Better hole shot but lower top speed than a 3 blade.
     

  3. Gramps

    Gramps Living &amp; Dying in 3/4 Time

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    I found out yesterday there are some very shallow bars we cross down here and I'd like to raise the motor up a hole or two. Looking at a 4 blade with the hope it will handle this better.

    But half of it is I just want to!  ;D And maybe even a jackplate and trim tabs...  ;)
     
  4. Frank_Sebastian

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    Gramps I am very familiar with Solas props. I haven't heard any bad reports from anyone around here? I think they have the best alloy of any manufacture I have seen.

    Frank_S


     
  5. admin

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    When we did our 4 stroke shoot out we did a side test using a 3 blade Power Tech prop that worked well. Call Marcus at Power Tech, he can help you if you can not find an answer from Solas.
     
  6. Flyline

    Flyline Won &quot;Do More With Less&quot; Award!

    Get a 3 blade powertech propeller with heavly cupped........bad ass prop. I got it from baumen marine in Texas. That guy knows what he is doing......30 years in experience in props, flats skiff and tunnel hulls. Dont need a 4 blade.

    I ran my old 25hp merc with baumen 3 blade s.s cupped propeller on my old LT25. I ran 5 inches when trimmed high without jackplate. I'm not kidding ask palmcoaster in CG forum. It's the secret I know how it works and I'm not telling! ;D
     
  7. Gramps

    Gramps Living &amp; Dying in 3/4 Time

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    Thanks for the info guys. I'll give Baumann a call especially since they are only a few miles from me.

    Blake what was the cost for the PT, pm me if you want.
     
  8. Flyline

    Flyline Won &quot;Do More With Less&quot; Award!

    I think it's $280 for powertech 3 blade s.s propeller and $100-150 for propeller work from Baumaan marine.