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Old 10-13-2007, 11:47 AM
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Default Qusetion about using outboard cleavers on inboards

I spoke to a racer that told me that he used outboard cleavers on inboard bravo cat and it gave him more top end, I wanted to know has anyone tried this before and would it damage the drive to do so?
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We did it on our race boat, will give you more top end but its hard on the drives and props.

We also had to raise the x dim to get any real speed increase
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We did it on our race boat, will give you more top end but its hard on the drives and props.

We also had to raise the x dim to get any real speed increase

what do you mean hard on drives....would you compare it to like putting 3 blade props on and Ob cat.
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Cleavers perpared (lab finish) for O/B are thinned more than an I/O prop. Which means it should be a little faster and crack sooner. The out drive dosent care if it has a lighth weight thinned prop or a thicker I/O grind until the blade flies off.
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aren't cleavers designed to run high in the water near the surface??
I have a LH cleaver for my old volvo driven donzi and because of the low X dimension and lack of trim I couldn't get the cleaver to it's sweet spot so it didn't give me any more speed plus i needed gloves to get the damn thing on or off
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A cleaver is a high surfacing, tail lifting prop. Very poor 'out of the hole' characteristics. Rarely used on vees.
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A cleaver is a high surfacing, tail lifting prop. Very poor 'out of the hole' characteristics. Rarely used on vees.
all 3 . 5 . 6 drives . and arsons. all use cleavers . on vee''s and cat's .
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I'm pretty sure we were talking about cleavers that came off an O/B, that keeps us in around that Bravo style drive.
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