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  1. #1
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    Apr 2010

    Right Props for Fountain Lightning 35

    I recently picked up a 97 fountain 35 lightning. It is powered by carburated 500hp's with bravo drives. I am wondering if any one can tell me a good all around use prop that will work well on this boat. The hull is stepped. It currently has 26 pitch 4 blade cleaver style props with the straight trailing edge. Seems to work OK but slips on takeoff similar to a chopper prop on an outboard. Works well once up to speed. I am not looking for max top end, just a good holeshot and fair top speed. Any input would be appreciated.


  2. #2
    Correspondent Correspondent

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    Jun 2007
    You might want to give Hydromotive a call. They have consistently produced some of the best props for Fountains.

  3. #3
    VIP Member VIP Member Back4More's Avatar
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    353 Fastech
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Lake Michigan
    An out of the box, labbed Bravo 1 would be my choice...But as Matt says its good to give a call to someone with prop experience.

  4. #4
    BZ is offline
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    My Boats:
    2006 Fountain 42 EX
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    Nov 2003
    Evergreen Park Il
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Trulio View Post
    You might want to give Hydromotive a call. They have consistently produced some of the best props for Fountains.
    I would also call Tom at Hydromotive..I tried a lot of Merc. stuff on my Fountain before I TT Tom and he got it right on the 1st try..Just my .02

    P.S. I love my P-5X's

  5. #5
    Platinum Member Platinum Member Ran-Dom 32's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Fountain 42 EX Done Deal aka "Big Sexy"
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Lake St. Clair
    28P Bravo 1 labbed by Bblades, '97's have to low of an X to benefit from a 5 blade, been there done that
    official 100 MPH Club member since 2008

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