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Old 05-05-2010, 10:02 AM
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Default Right Props for Fountain Lightning 35

I recently picked up a 97 fountain 35 lightning. It is powered by carburated 500hp's with bravo drives. I am wondering if any one can tell me a good all around use prop that will work well on this boat. The hull is stepped. It currently has 26 pitch 4 blade cleaver style props with the straight trailing edge. Seems to work OK but slips on takeoff similar to a chopper prop on an outboard. Works well once up to speed. I am not looking for max top end, just a good holeshot and fair top speed. Any input would be appreciated.

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Old 05-05-2010, 10:05 AM
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You might want to give Hydromotive a call. They have consistently produced some of the best props for Fountains.
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:14 PM
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An out of the box, labbed Bravo 1 would be my choice...But as Matt says its good to give a call to someone with prop experience.
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You might want to give Hydromotive a call. They have consistently produced some of the best props for Fountains.
I would also call Tom at Hydromotive..I tried a lot of Merc. stuff on my Fountain before I TT Tom and he got it right on the 1st try..Just my .02


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28P Bravo 1 labbed by Bblades, '97's have to low of an X to benefit from a 5 blade, been there done that
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