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Old 04-25-2002, 04:19 PM
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I just picked up a pair of the new hydromotive 5 blades for testing. They sure are pretty. Has any one else tested them out yet?

I'll post the results tomorrow.
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Old 04-25-2002, 04:52 PM
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Maximus,
Jay Pilini at Spectre has done some testing with them with great results
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Yeah, I heard Zipp got 113-114 with 500's I'll keep my fingers crossed I'm at 110-111 right now (running light) 106-108 (loaded).
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would like to try 32 5 blades. Have 1high ass x. will pay to borrow and can be trusted with your hardware. I have bought and sold here, can give references
 
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Maximus,

We've been running them on the F-275 FOUNTAIN GMC since mid season 2001. Have run from 29 pitch to 32, various leading edge changes. Tremendous stability and a very low slip factor. Also ran Herring 5 blades, both were quite similar in speed, handling etc. Price difference favored the Q-5s. Ours are NOT labbed. If you're in Fort Myers for the races stop by, we've got several sets in various stages of testing, eg: leading edge, different cup, etc.
I tested them on my pleasure boat and had good results. Subsequently bought a couple of sets thru Ben Robertson. Now using their 31" Q-5 with 1.35 ratios. The F-2 boat is a 35 canopied Fountain. The pleasure boat is 43 feet, app. 13,500 pounds. Slip factor is less than 6% on the F-2 boat and somewhere near 9% on the pleasure boat.

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Jeff,

Give Ben Robertson a call at the Fountain factory, or stop by in Fort Myers at the races with your boat and you can try a couple of different sets. No charge.

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Thanks Steve, Ben and I know each other, I will. Sorry I missed your presentation in Sarasota. Dennis Philon (broker) asked me if I knew you. I Look forward to it in Ft. Myers in F-2. Mr. Technology F-2, Jeff Dean- Realtor
 
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Here they are.

Baseline: 36 Spectre Poker Run (7200lbs dry)/ 500efi's /XR 1.35)/Merc lowers/hydro nosecones

Bravo one 15 1/4 x 34 -4 blade

Fuel: 50 gal
Salt water / med humidity/ 72 deg

Top speed -111 @ 5000 rpm (trimmed out- on the edge)
cruise -91.5 @ 4100rpm feels good
Acceleration- good
bow lift - high
Slow to plane
True running- 1-2.5 ft- boat is a little "flighty" but fast
finish- avg



Hydromotive 15 1/4 x 31 - 5 blade

Fuel 90 gal
Salt water/high humidity/ 85 deg

Top speed 108 @ 5250 ( liked med trim best)
cruise - 89 @ 4100 ( very stable)
Acceleration- good
bow lift - low
Plane- faster than B1's
True running- 1-3's- very stable (felt 15 feet wide), boat accelerated very well in chop. Should be a great all around race prop. Point and shoot!
finish- polished
Notes- man these props look cool on the boat!

Testing 5 blade Herring's tomorrow.

MAXIMUS


PS. Thanks for the offer and info STEVEDAVID I might take you up on that. I also found them to be very stable. lets see how the herrings do, then I try labe finished Brave ones.

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ANYBODY OUT THERE TRY THESE NEW 5 BLADE DEALS ON A SINGLE ENGINE CAT...WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE RESULTS
 
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Who do you know in order to get a set of Herring's to test......
I talked to him at the Miami Boat Show and every other word had $dollar$ signs with them

The Hydro's didn't do what you thought they would ..... did they?
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