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Old 09-21-2020, 08:07 AM
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Default Bravo I W/2 speed prop vs Bravo III

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First post. Currently have 24' Caravelle BR with a 496 mag and 2 speed prop (made by Aerostar, might be out of business now).
Starts @ 17" pitch and switches to 23.

Looking at a 29' Baja with a 496 HO and Bravo III. Unknown props on BIII at this time. But wondering if it is worth the swap to keep
my 2 speed prop. Both drives are from 2001, if that matters at all.

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made by Aerostar, might be out of business now
This should provide some insight to the prop. If they were any good more would use them
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The Bravo III is a duo prop that requires special props, in other words the answer is no.
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You’d have to swap lowers or find a used Bravo I lower to use your existing prop and even then you’d probably discover it isn’t worth a sh!t on that heavy Outlaw. You’ll appreciate the Bravo III on a single engine 29 Outlaw especially around the docks.
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Originally Posted by AllDodge View Post
This should provide some insight to the prop. If they were any good more would use them
I suspect it was price, as it was around $2200. Maybe I should rephrase the question. About how much will a BIII cut off 0-30 times vs a BI
(essentially propped about the same pitch/RPM range) on a 292 islander with a 496 HO?

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The Bravo III is a duo prop that requires special props, in other words the answer is no.
Understood, I would be swapping the entire drives on both boats.

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You’d have to swap lowers or find a used Bravo I lower to use your existing prop and even then you’d probably discover it isn’t worth a sh!t on that heavy Outlaw. You’ll appreciate the Bravo III on a single engine 29 Outlaw especially around the docks.
Yes, I would be swapping entire drives. The boat I was looking at was a 292 islander. Claimed 5500 dry.
I guess that is heavy in the perf boat realm, but seems light compared to many other 29' BR's (but most are twins, so
hard to make a direct comparison).
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If your looking for best 0-30 then stick with the BIII. It has better bite out of the hole. I run a 30P on a BI and when I'm running light I break loose real easy out of the hole.
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Originally Posted by ThisIsLivin View Post
If your looking for best 0-30 then stick with the BIII. It has better bite out of the hole. I run a 30P on a BI and when I'm running light I break loose real easy out of the hole.
OK. thanks for the Info. Did not buy the boat, as it has massive amounts of undisclosed damage.
Will try to find one that does have the BIII in the future.
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The thing to know is that the BIII is good to about 60. If you want to go faster you will need to go with the BI. The BIII is much better for moving heavier boats, economy and slow speed maneuvering.
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The thing to know is that the BIII is good to about 60.
Member NoCoast would differ with this
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Member NoCoast would differ with this
There are always the exception to the rule. I was speaking in general terms, over 60 the BI has an advantage over the BIII. I have a single BI on my Velocity 280 and find that it handles extremely well docking even in river currents with a strong cross breeze. Of course the BIII would be better, but life is full of compromises.
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