Need some help on a prop.
19í X (very wide and heavy) boat with a 496ci to a Volvo 280T with a nose cone.
That aside, props are a nightmare around here. The bottom comes up fast and season after season everything changes. What was 6í of water last fall is now a sand bar. That kind of thing. In most cases the bottom is mud, sand and some gravel here and there. No big deal but it never fails for me to take a perfect new prop out and whack the bottom in the first month (then I will go all season not doing it again, go figure).
Add in the fact that I run a Volvo Penta making props almost impossible to find over a 21P turns this problem into a very expensive problem.
Then I ran across this prop on sale;
Manufacturer: Michigan Wheel
Material: Stainless Steel
Diameter: 14 - 1/4Ē
Rotation: Counter (Counter-Clockwise)
for a whole lot less $$ then any other SS prop for a Volvo that I can find.
The question is, is it junk?
The numbers look perfect for what I am looking for and if I can get through the first month this spring I can even have it bent another 2P if needed being brand new. So it donít need to be a top of the line prop but at the same time I donít want something thatís going to throw a blade into the stratosphere either.
What do you all think?