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Old 08-07-2002, 11:32 PM
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We ran Hydromotive 28 lab finished props on our Outerlimits F2-07 Wild Child for 3 years befor we cracked one blade. Those props took a MAJOR beating before the crack finally appeared.
Bronson Hill did the lab work for us. Highly recomended!!!
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It depends on what your hull likes. As Cord said you'll get more bow lift with the Mirage. More transome lift with the Hydromotive. My old boat had way to much slipage with the hydro. and a very rough ride in Choppy water. I went to a Mirage and got more bow lift, the hull loosened up and handled much better.

A Mirage plus is the same as a Mirage, it's simply cupped more. Making a 23 pitch act like a 24 when you are up on plane.
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RUSS SR1,
Give Jerry or Cathy a call at Air Marine in Chicago. They are on South Central Ave. around 57th St. They have a prop demo program. He doesn't do much with the Hydro's. He would have the Bravo 1 and Mirage plus. He is very knowledgeable. His number is 773-582-0100. It's better to try props before buying. He is very competitive on pricing also. Tell him the Candyman sent you.
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What did Hydo do about it?
Nothing! I bought the boat used with the prop on it. They said there was no warranty unless I was the original owner of the prop. I'm looking to reprop mine anyway, so I may get this one fixed as a spare at some point. Oh yeah, as far as I know, this prop was NOT labbed.

Cord - I think there may be a 21 Mirage. I remember talking with my mechanic about one for my Donzi before I sold it.
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Yea I looked last night. You can get 'em all the way down to 19". The Bravo's stop at 22" with the revolutions picking up the slack.
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Thanks for all the info.
Dan I will call Air marine and see what they have to say.

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Old 08-08-2002, 12:11 PM
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My advice is to call Hydromotive... if you can only turn a 25" Mirage (is it a Mirage or Mirage Plus?) 4200rpm's .... you'll need to go smaller then a 23" Hydromotive to get to 46-4800rpm's... Rule of thumb.... a 24" hydromotive is really a 24" prop.... a 24" Bravo One is really a 22+" prop.... a 25" Mirage or Mirage + is really a 25" prop.... ask Jerkury why
 
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Default Rev4 17, 19, 21, & 23 pitches only (a 23 Rev will turn like a labbed 24 Bravo 1)

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forum/sh...threadid=30398

I had one (Rev 4 23 pitch) they have less transom lift than a Bravo 1.

If you can find the pitch you need in this prop I would give one a try.
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I called Formula, they said that the boat came with a 25p mirage and it should turn it at 4800 rpm seeing 64 mph.

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I called air marine and what we decided to do is make sure that my mirages are not tweeked, repair the leading edges and see were we are at that point. At least I will have a better base to form my next decision knowing that I am starting from good props. They were kind enough to assure me that if I bring then in Monday I will have them friday for the air show.

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