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 08-03-2004, 09:03 AM
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What boat do you have? What pitch props? I am running 29 3-blade Mirage on a 33' Powerplay
Im way behind you

23 pitch mirages on a 27' twin engine baja.
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Old 09-23-2004, 12:45 AM
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17.5 x 28 4 blade Cleavers
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Old 09-23-2004, 01:31 AM
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This thread has been dead for 6 weeks... suddenly "it's alive"........
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Old 09-23-2004, 06:38 PM
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to keep with the topic we run 4,5,and 6 blades on our svl . race boat.
the 6 blades out accelerate everything else in our testing . but we have found that this changes with the prop height ( X - dimension) on a pleasure boat with a deep X the less blades that you can still get on plane will normally be faster however if you start lifting the drive height the slippage will go through the roof so if you add blades you can go higher and the net result is a gain ( you seem to gain more from lifting the drive to reduce drag than you lose from increased slippage and as I said the 5 and 6 blades take care o;f that)
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Old 09-23-2004, 06:49 PM
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I normally have the girlfriend swim with a rope tied to the boat and her.



3 on "other" drive.
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4 blades turbo on my 90 h/p merc for every day use 3 b merc in line chopper for speed runs .
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:19 PM
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Where you bored or what? This thread was at peace, resting for 16 months.
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Old 01-15-2006, 11:02 PM
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Why are all these people running 3 blades?
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#6 Merc 5 blades here 17x30
Excellent midrange and holeshot
But top speed not yet compared to my #6 Merc 4 Blades



These are good for washing bridges also
post 29 pic

Very agressive looking and some what prehistoric...
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Why are all these people running 3 blades?
I can't imaging running 3 blades on anything anymore. I remember when everyone was skeptical about going to 4 blades, now 4 blades are so common and even 5 blades are making a big push. I just made the switch last year to 5 blades, not sure if I'm ready for sixers anytime soon...
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