Like Tree0Likes

whats the difference

Reply
Old 08-28-2008, 08:11 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 187
Default whats the difference

hey guys
can anyone tell me the difference between a conventional prop and a surface piercing prop i seen a turbine boat with a asd 8 and the prop looks like a conventional prop i think it was an osborne

cheers gerard
gerard is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2008, 08:16 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas
Posts: 2,111
Default

Its position behind the boat. High rake plays a part. Cleavers may have been the first used in a surfacing situation.
MOBILEMERCMAN is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2008, 08:17 PM
  #3
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Tucson, AZ
My Boats: 40 Skater
Posts: 495
Default

Conventional = cheap$ Surface (cleaver) = expensive$

40FlatDeck is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2008, 08:35 PM
  #4
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 187
Default

yea i have a surface drive at the mo but was thinking about trying on a conventional prop how would it work if at all what makes the props so different

cheers gerard
gerard is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 06:31 PM
  #5
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 187
Default

back to top
gerard is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 10:32 PM
  #6
Registered
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: key west,fl
My Boats: 27 monza, eggbeaters, no seats
Posts: 1,410
Default

The surface drive props are stronger,if you put a conventional prop on there you are going to lose some blades
BOBCATMATHEWS is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2008, 07:28 AM
  #7
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 187
Default

so if i had a strong convetional prop it will work
gerard is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 11:45 PM
  #8
Charter Member # 55
Charter Member
 
Griff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Omaha
My Boats: .......32............. ...............Active Thunder....
Posts: 15,738
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gerard View Post
so if i had a strong convetional prop it will work
I doubt it.

A freind has thrown blades off of 6 blade hering props twice behind diesel power with surface drives.
Griff is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 05:33 PM
  #9
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
My Boats: 83 Cigarette? 24' 502
Posts: 116
Default

What is the advantage of surface drives, beside the rooster tail?
SeeYouThere is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 05:40 PM
  #10
Social Distortion
Gold Member
 
wstultz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lake Conroe,Texas
My Boats: 33 Sutphen, 26 Sutphen, TOPPS Lake Conroe
Posts: 5,723
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SeeYouThere View Post
What is the advantage of surface drives, beside the rooster tail?
Less drag, more speed, smaller draft. Several advantages, Not many disadvantages. Some may say they are harder around the dock but once you get used to it there is no problem. I never had much problem docking when I had a rig with some arnesons. Bulletproof.
wstultz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
velocity27
Fiberglass and Paint
10
04-13-2008 09:08 AM
Westcoast
General Boating Discussion
4
02-03-2007 04:35 AM
stonecaster
General Boating Discussion
3
09-22-2006 09:35 PM
hdcuda
Scarab
2
07-13-2004 01:14 AM
SinkorSwim
Sutphen
5
11-19-2002 02:14 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:23 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.