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Old 09-23-2004, 08:01 AM
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Default Merc. Maximus 5 blade, who has tried one ??

Wondering if anyone has tried a Maximus over a bravo 1.. if so, what kind of boat and what were your results.. labbed or stock ??
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Old 09-23-2004, 08:12 AM
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Default Re: Merc. Maximus 5 blade, who has tried one ??

I friend of mine has them on a 2004 42' Fountain w/ 575sci's. He said the mid=range has a huge improvement over the 4 blades. As for top speed, not much difference. I would sure like to try a pair!
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I think there around 900 something arnt they???
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I have 5 sets coming soon.they list at $1195 each but they are labbed already at that price.might have 1 set to sell after testing.i will post after that.i can sell dealer demos at around $850.
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Default Re: Merc. Maximus 5 blade, who has tried one ??

Doc.. What pitches are you going to be ordering.. ?? I would be very interested if you end up having what I need.. Thanks Chris

P.S. What got me thinking about this prop is the write up in P.B. They said this prop was designed with stepped boats that have high X's and slip numbers in mind, and may reduce it by as much as 14 %.. My 288 will run a stock 26 at approx 14 % slip as it is,, 10 would be better while increasing midrange and hope for some on top..

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Default Re: Merc. Maximus 5 blade, who has tried one ??

Chris,
You should try a p5x Hydromotive prop on your 288. I have one on my 290 Velocity.83 at 5300 and 53 at 3500,and the acceleration and handling is much better than a Bravo 1.Slip is at around 8 %.....

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Default Re: Merc. Maximus 5 blade, who has tried one ??

Thanks,, been in contact with Matt regarding a labbed 26 B1 I have, not enough prop, looking to repitch, cup ?? really need a labbed 28, gonna see if I can try a demo P5X maybe 27 and then lab it from there.. Thanks..
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Doc.. What pitches are you going to be ordering.. ?? I would be very interested if you end up having what I need.. Thanks Chris

P.S. What got me thinking about this prop is the write up in P.B. They said this prop was designed with stepped boats that have high X's and slip numbers in mind, and may reduce it by as much as 14 %.. My 288 will run a stock 26 at approx 14 % slip as it is,, 10 would be better while increasing midrange and hope for some on top..
I will have from a 26-32.merc says if you run a 28 stock bravo then you need a 26 5 blade.the 5 blade only goes down to a 26 pitch is the smallest.
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I will have from a 26-32.merc says if you run a 28 stock bravo then you need a 26 5 blade.the 5 blade only goes down to a 26 pitch is the smallest.

Thanks Doc,, If I can spin a labbed 28 B1, shouldn't I be able to spin a labbed 26 Maximus ??
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Im spinning a labbed 26 at 5000-5100 70.6 on a 26' stepped hull
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