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Old 05-16-2011, 01:30 PM
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Default Props, is it better to increase or decrease pitch?

Say a 29P prop is ideal for your boat and it only comes in even pitches.

Is it better to get a 28P increased, or a 30P decreased? Or does it matter?
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What about getting a 28 and having it labbed?
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I've heard that's better to take a 30" and make it a 29" , can't remember who told me that.......
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Larger and decrease
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What about getting a 28 and having it labbed?
That might work with the 30P, Too many RPMs with a stock 28 and not enough with a stock 30.
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Dave, call Brett at BBlades. I trust his advice.
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Dave, call Brett at BBlades. I trust his advice.
That's my plan, just wanted to do a little homework before taking up his time. I'm considering a 5 blade Maximus. I might get lucky and be right on target out of the box with a 28P.
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That might work with the 30P, Too many RPMs with a stock 28 and not enough with a stock 30.
Yup, had a brain fart and went the wrong way. I meant take a 30 and lab that to get the additional RPM's.
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That's my plan, just wanted to do a little homework before taking up his time. I'm considering a 5 blade Maximus. I might get lucky and be right on target out of the box with a 28P.
Bblades has a prop test program, I think its 30 bucks to test a prop....
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