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Old 08-19-2014, 11:31 AM
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Congrats the 24's are great boats.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:00 PM
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Congrats on the boat. Maybe I will see you out and about the Chesapeake, Outlaw is a great boat for the Bay as it handles the rough really well, several running around my area on the Elk River.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:25 PM
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Y'all have fun!
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by CBlakeNS
Y'all have fun!
We did brother... missed you and that fast Panther of yours...lol
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:13 PM
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The boat runs COMPLETELY different with the new prop. Started out with a bravo 1 22p. Then tried a mirage plus. The plus was better, but still had a little porpoise to it. Then we put on the mirage and it was all smiles from there! The boat handled so much better. Once again I owe Mickey a HUGE thanks. The boat didn't porpoise at all and we were able to actually trim it up. Also thanks to Badmonkey for letting us use his pier for the prop swap.

We got a best of 64 mph (GPS phone app) at 4900 RPMS in 1' chop, 2 people and FULL tank of fuel. I feel a lot more comfortable driving the boat now and will be on the bay both days this weekend. Thanks guys I'm happier than a pig in chit.

Here's some shots that Badmonkey took. she's a little dirty in the pics, but I'll get here cleaned up..........



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Old 08-19-2014, 09:19 PM
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Well done Mike. Boat looks great in the water.

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Old 08-20-2014, 09:36 AM
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Your boat looks great in the water! You have me re-thinking purchasing a 22P Bravo 1 prop now, I already have a little porpoising with my Mirage + 23P as it is and I'm certainly not looking for more. I'm sure your 502 is making more power than my Gen VI 454 Mag though so maybe that matters.
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by needavdub
Your boat looks great in the water! You have me re-thinking purchasing a 22P Bravo 1 prop now, I already have a little porpoising with my Mirage + 23P as it is and I'm certainly not looking for more. I'm sure your 502 is making more power than my Gen VI 454 Mag though so maybe that matters.
I have VERY limited knowledge when it comes to these boats. However after reading on this site and testing yesterday I can tell you the mirage was the prop for my boat. The + was better than the bravo, but the mirage was worlds better than +. My 502 is rated at 415hp. The mirage allows you to actually trim the boat up without porpoising. The tabs were in the neutral position for most of testing. My boat planes easy at 3000 rpms with tabs and drive all the way down.

One thing we discovered is on my Baja trim indicator gauge to get the tabs in the neutral posion they had to be down 3 dots. So when your tabs are all the way up they are not neutral. Hopefully this information was useful to you. Feel free to give me a call at 443-829-9144 and I can discuss our test results with you before you buy another prop.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:18 AM
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Congrats on your new hole in the water for all the $'s. And enjoy.. lol ... YOLO.
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by PARADOX
Congrats on your new hole in the water for all the $'s. And enjoy.. lol ... YOLO.
It is going to be a money pit. I will have fun making it mine though.
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