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Old 06-19-2005, 08:56 AM
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Looking for input on V bottom boats w/5 blades
Lot of $$$ . Whats your thought.
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Old 06-19-2005, 09:28 AM
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I think Troutly is running a set on his 382 Formula.....
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MajicFloat's putting them on his 353 and 382's. They're on my 382.
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Old 06-19-2005, 09:14 PM
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I have one on my Checkmate 540 in , 680 h.p. Just had it labbed by Throttle-up. Awesome mid-range, great punch, equal topend to my labbed Bravo 1 4 blade. I think it is an allround better prop.
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Running them on our 43' Black Thunder, triple set up, 15.5 X 30 with 1.35 drive ratios. So far about 100 hours and they are holding up well. Excellent mid range and get on plane with no cavitation. About 2 MPH slower at top end then labbed Bravo 4 blades (15.25 X 34) HOWEVER, it all depends on your particular boat. Hydromotives tend to have more stern lift, while Herring or Merc 5 blades tend to have more bow lift. Try before you buy if possible. If you can't find a dealer willing to help you with a try before buy, and a 30" will work for you, I'll loan you one of mine. If you're currently running a Bravo 4 blade, you will need to drop 2 inches of pitch if you go to the 5 blade Hydromotive.

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I have a pair of 32s for sale, labbed by Matt at Throttle Up.
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MajicFloat's putting them on his 353 and 382's. They're on my 382.
Which engines and which props did you have . How did your proformance change (economy , speeds, rpms)
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Default Re: hydromotive 5 blade props Who's using them?

Hydro also has a new P5X which helps lift the boat both stern and bow. I want to try a pair of those but can't find anyone with a loaner pair of P5X 30's.
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