Like Tree0Likes

Anyone have any experience with Spinelli props?

Reply
Old 03-11-2004, 10:00 AM
  #11
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Shane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Niskayuna, NY
My Boats: 2009 FORMULA 292
Posts: 5,543
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by ActiveFun
Shane,
I had a Spinelli prop on my last boat and it changed the boat totally. It was night and day. Ran great. The beauty of Spinelli was that Mike would rework the prop untill it ran perfect and you were totally satisfied. Now, what do you do if the props are not perfect out of the box?
I have heard the same thing from everyone about Mr. Spinelli. In speaking with the gentleman from whom I will likely purchase these wheels, he said they can still be worked if needed. He is a stand up gentleman.

To clarify, it is $400 per prop, not the set.
Shane is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2004, 11:16 AM
  #12
gbayley
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Had a pair made for my 32 Sunsation with 2-454s with Whipple SC's. The props never worked. Lots of blow out, hard to get on plane, never approached the speed of Bravo I 4 blade that were purchased after the Spinelli's. Spinelli made 3 attempts to rework. Cost me alot in shipping.
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2004, 11:26 AM
  #13
GLH
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
GLH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Burlington, VT
My Boats: Azimut
Posts: 15,267
Default

I had them on the Cafe Call me if you want my opinion. I'd go for it if they are in good shape
GLH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2004, 11:32 AM
  #14
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Shane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Niskayuna, NY
My Boats: 2009 FORMULA 292
Posts: 5,543
Default

Thanks for all of your replies. The main thing is I need feedback on the Skater application. All props perform differently in various applications. Here's an example, lets say you have Boat X running a 14X23 Merc labbed prop. Now put on a 14X23 Spinelli or Hydromotive and the boat may performa drastically different.
Shane is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2004, 11:33 AM
  #15
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Shane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Niskayuna, NY
My Boats: 2009 FORMULA 292
Posts: 5,543
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by GLH
I had them on the Cafe Call me if you want my opinion. I'd go for it if they are in good shape
Brandy spankin' new.
Shane is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2004, 11:55 AM
  #16
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
CAP071's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,430
Default

I just called a friend They did Close shop few years back
CAP071 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2004, 11:57 AM
  #17
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: chesapeake bay md
My Boats: 30 motion ob
Posts: 959
Default

Shane I ran a set of their cleavers on a 33' cat I owned years ago. Those props had a decent amount of rake and I could feel the whole boat lift not just the nose. There was not enough blade area for that particular boat but I really liked the way the ran. Give them a try
mmwalters is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2004, 12:51 PM
  #18
Registered
 
cougarman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Michigan
My Boats: 1986 Cougar US-1 46'
Posts: 2,765
Default .

They used to advertise if you aren't running there
props your running behind the props.




Cougarman
cougarman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2004, 01:30 PM
  #19
GLH
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
GLH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Burlington, VT
My Boats: Azimut
Posts: 15,267
Default

Here Shane found my story with those props posted elswhere;
BTW they were used paid $550 for both and sold a set of 3 blades 23" for $300, thus net was $250.


Quote:
Originally posted by GLH
I had a 94 Cafe with 2000 502 Mag MPI's (415hp at the prop) and 2000 Bravos. Here are my numbers;

All this is in fresh water.
When I got the boat it had 23" Bravo 3 blade props. It was delicate to get on plane and would hit the rev limiter set at 5050, the boat toped out at 64.8 mph GPS.

I got a pair of Spenelli Labbed 24" props, it resolved the blowing out when getting on plane problem and got a top speed of 67.8MPH GPS around 5000rpm never hitting the rev limiter.

Hope this helps.
GLH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2004, 01:35 PM
  #20
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Shane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Niskayuna, NY
My Boats: 2009 FORMULA 292
Posts: 5,543
Default

Thanks GL.
Shane is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
buttonhead40
General Boating Discussion
12
08-31-2008 08:19 PM
Payton
Prop Talk
10
07-30-2007 08:28 AM
Marginmn
General Boating Discussion
2
09-27-2003 12:01 AM
csx23
General Q & A
2
03-18-2002 10:24 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:01 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.