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Old 12-13-2006, 03:03 PM
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I'm running them on a 2001-42' Fountain. I've only tried them with the stock Bravo props that were on the boat (serial numbers match original invoice of boat). I don't think I want to start throwing money at different props and such. The boat ran good with stock lowers with the 575s, just thought I'd try to gain little. I boat with someone that had good luck with only going 1" higher than stock on a similar age Fountain. Thought I'd try 2" and slips too much with stock props, I think?
May wanna try a set of 5 blade maximus to fix the slip problem.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:12 PM
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I thought about it but I have not read any threads here on OSO with boaters having good luck maintaining top speeds with those props. I hate to spend the money on them and not have any luck. If I had all the money back I've ever spent on this hobby from upgrades, I think I could purchase a new boat with cash.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:20 PM
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We have a 2005 executioner 42 with 2" short Imcos. , Went with 6 Blade Herings and we get good hole shot. That was the recomendation at the factory
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:23 PM
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Well, maybe I should fork out some cash for props then. Any other props than Herings.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:31 PM
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if you were comparing apples to apples, than maybe you wouldn't benefit with top speed on 5 blades. But, being that you raised the X, the additional blade may help you out. Most of the newer boats with high X's have the maximus props. You will probably pick up midrange but with the high X and more blades you may actually do pretty well on top.

I wouldn't go buy any props just yet, see if someone can let you try them first.
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Old 12-13-2006, 06:10 PM
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Where are you? I've got a pair of fresh 1" XR lowers.

I've not tried them yet but Elim says with my present x it would be the sweet spot for perf and still getting on plane without a tab (30 daytona). But i did buy some maximus and they arer so much better at planing thn my bravo1's.

I bet with the my 5 blades the 2" would work, but I would not pull the trigger without trying- if you were close enough we could kill a sat messing with drives and props- I've got access to more 5 blades

If I were you.... I would not give up til you try some 5 blades, I like the maximus casue they have the ventilation holes you can mess with.

i also have a bud with some 1" spacers lying around- very low use- In the spring he's going to try my 5 blades on his Tiger
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Can you say something to him about the spacers - if he's interested in selling?
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Old 12-13-2006, 07:39 PM
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Raggededge, what year and boat do you have?
99' Fountain 35 Lightning w/ 500's. Purchased it from Marginmn couple years ago.
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How does it run. I had a 96 - 35' before my current 01 - 42'. The single step 35' lightning was a great boat. It had custom power, nothing exotic, but hadled great even at 90mph. My cousin had an 01 -35' single step with 500 efis and was a solid 87 mph.
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