View Poll Results: How many blades on your propellors?
Three blades on Bravo drives
33
14.80%
Four blades on Bravo drives
107
47.98%
Five blades on Bravo drives
29
13.00%
Something other than Bravo drives
52
23.32%
Paddles, jets, oars, other
2
0.90%
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Old 05-29-2004, 08:42 AM
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I just received a new pair of stock Bravos to replace my labbed ones. I want that 5 mph of cruise speed back. With these gas prices, I could care less about one or two mph at WOT!
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Old 05-29-2004, 09:03 PM
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I have a 26' Nova ST (28' LOA) with Mercury 350 Magnums. I like the Turbo Hydromotive "Bravo" props on my Alpha drives as they have a wider diameter and more blade surface area and go with a 21 Pitch for power coming out and a nice cruise. These props a quite cupped and dig in nicely. A 23 pitch would buy me only 2 mph more and then the hole shot suffers and more wear on the drives. I tried a 4-blade and liked the 3-blade for my application better. I see more and more big blocks going to 4 blades. I was going to go bigger this year but this thing is so efficient on gas and in such good shape I am hanging onto it. If I remember correctly 3000 RPM is right before the secondaries open up and cruise is around 48 mph. It's not the fastest ride but soild and cheap to keep till retirement and a Top Gun.

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Old 05-31-2004, 08:14 AM
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OE prop is a 26p $ Blade Bravo 1....tweaked!!!

Just got my new Hydromotive QIV X from Julie from Throttle Up!! Didn't get a chance to try it out this weekend, soon though.....like Wednesday!!
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Reed, they are Rollas.
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It is curious to see that 29.33% are running something other than Bravo I drives. It would be interesting to see a breakdown.

Thank you for the poll Reed!

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I have 2 x 3 on my Black Hawk drive. Does that count as 6?
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Old 06-01-2004, 03:45 PM
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Hows that Black Hawk holding up? What boat is it on?
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Hows that Black Hawk holding up? What boat is it on?
It's on an Airpackr.......

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31 Pitch 3 Blades #3 SSM Large Shafts.6000 RPM prop speed.
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Old 06-01-2004, 11:15 PM
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Run a 4 blade now, but interested in trying a 3 blade "Accelerator" to compare. I have a Mirage Plus that is a spare that I might convert.
 
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