This is what happens when you throw a blade. Water was smooth as glass I was running about 6300 RPMs. Then all of a sudden vibration out of the wazu.
luckily it only got the cavitation plate, this is why i hate labbed props you never know when they will give up
I stopped running labbed props in 2004. I had a set of 4 blade 26p labbed bravos behind a set of HP500's. We were at the LCM Poker Run and the water was rough. I had it on the rug, we got some good air (I felt like I throttled it perfectly) and when we landed on the next roller I broke a blade clean off right at the hub. The vibration was unreal. I only had regular bravo 1's at the time and it bent the shaft. It did a lot of damage to my boat. I was assured by the person that did them that it was an anomaly. I tried one more set and they were always folding blades. They always seemed.to kill the midrange and holeshot as well. I finally got away from labbed props and made the decision that if I wanted to go faster, I would build more HP. That has saved a lot of time and disappointment over the years.for me.
I have #6's now and they seem to have enough meat on them that labs work well up to about 1200hp. Now they make even thicker wheels for 1200hp and up but they will slow you down. I guess the new forged wheels are the ticket, but I have other things that I need to be spending $23K on other than a set of props right now.
Last edited by thunderusone; 10-16-2011 at 09:55 PM.
Dude, I have four of those. Two labbed and two non. It doesn't matter. I think mine are from the high X dim....oh and 3 prop shafts as well, one of them I was looking at the prop while on the trailer, spun in by hand gave it a wiggle and a pull. Off came the prop with a big chunk of shaft with it. After you throw a blade take a really good look at the shaft.
Sorry to see that. Hope you find something that works for you.
This is one of the reasons why I like the Arneson #7M conversion over the Imco, Bmax, Max works ect. stuff. You don't run the Bravo style props.
I have a couple of them as well. Surfacing these props kills them.
X dim having surged up in the search for speed with hardware made to be lower. Their is a reason why #6 props are so much more expensive and shafts beefier.
Here on the lake guys are throwing blades and breaking shafts on a lot of these Bravo set ups. Mostly Fountains.
Last edited by GLH; 10-17-2011 at 08:05 AM.
My X is 2.5 below but it still pierce the water. My P5X doesn't pierce the water but 4 MPH slower. Lesson Learn
Last edited by goebel1; 10-17-2011 at 01:53 PM.
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