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Thread: porpose problem

  1. #1
    My Boats:
    2000 32 active thunder
    Join Date
    Jul 2002

    porpose problem

    i have a 1998 25 active thunder w/ hp500 it has a 12" stellings ext box bravo1, running a 26, 4 blade prop. when i get over 1/2
    throttle the boat porposes the faster i go the more it porposes.
    unless i have the k planes down ,but that slowes you down.
    ive been told it may be the ext box. i have talked to many other 25 thunder owners they all say there boats run level but none have a ext box. what can i try

    thanks 25 thunder

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member Tinkerer's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2001 Daytona 26, 1992 SCARAB 34, 1989 25 Checkmate Convincer, 1977 Glastron Carlson CVX 18
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    ALTO, MI
    Try different props. Different style not pitch.
    Hey even if it ain't broke it's still fun to tinker with it.

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    Charter Member #927 Charter Member Payton's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1991 34' Super Hawaii
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    It's been said here on the board that a 3 blade Like a Mirage PLus will carry the bow more and a four blade will lift the transome more.

    I agree with Tinkerboater

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    Registered Fast Forward's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1997 Powerquest Legend
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    S.W Michigan
    Dido! I went through this last year trying different props. Have been running a standard Mirage 3 blade and went to a Mirage Plus and had the porposing problem. Was so bad they we never could get much over 1/3 throttle.

    Hope that helps?

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    Registered LapseofReason's Avatar
    My Boats:
    98 NORTECH 5000V
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    Jan 2003
    Stafford Va.
    Tab's at level with the bottom of the boat shoudn't slow you down, they will keep the boat from going as far back in the water when you come off a wave. Now if you have to go past level then it will slow you down. And the boat should be able to run with them up to. So like eveybody else play with the prop. Call Darin at Houston Prop.

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