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Old 01-06-2003, 11:06 PM
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I would like someone to run speed test on there un damaged prop with a polished finish,we then will put the satin finish on the prop and check speed again,I would like to have someone do this at no cost to you.but you will recieve a free repair certifacte in the mail/let me know if you would like to try this test and post the results for everyone./Darin p.s only one prop maybe two a 3bld and a 4 bld.post if interested and I will choose.
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Old 01-06-2003, 11:20 PM
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I'll bite if no one else will. Is early April too late for you're needed info? That's when she comes out of storage.

Seriously, thinking of repitching current prop anyway. Could use some direction with this. This might help me get a start in the right direction anyway.

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Old 01-06-2003, 11:22 PM
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oh please post prop brand/prefer mirage plus and bravo one/darin
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Mirage is what's on it now.

Do you need any info about the boat(s)?

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you are in the hat!!!!! I will post winner in a couple of weeks,/Darin
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This would be really great data but you need to control the test pretty close, eg same day,same temp/humidity, same water conditions, same ammount of gas in tank etc any one of those variables can make a mph or 2 difference, good luck let us know what you find out

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Old 01-07-2003, 07:42 AM
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Hope to be ready to test in about a month. Getting ready to put motor back & will try with stock bravo 1 30" 4 blade. May take a little longer to get together since work is getting in way.
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Darin,
I've got 2 hydromotive 26P 4 blades right now (single engine v-bottom). I was going to send one of them to you to be labbed but I could send both and have them set up identical. Only problem is I'm in Wisconsin and won't have the boat out until probably April. Put me in the hat if interested.
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I was recently discussing this with a prop builder. He liked to polish the props to a mirror finish. A couple of reasons. First he fully admits that they are slightly slower. But he counters that even a tiny fracture can be seen and that the eye candy can't be beat. Mmmmm...eye candy...
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I posted a question about polished vs. satin a while back; this will be interesting.

Mine were done and ran just a few weeks ago (Bob at Full Throttle Marine has it). He tested in near identical conditions (26" BIII) and got a solid 2 MPH. That was from stock to labbed w/pitch and satin finish. I wanted them to look purdy but the goal was to squeeze every MPH possible out of it so satin won!
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