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Old 11-23-2004, 02:52 PM
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It depends on the hull and drive height. There is a HUGE difference with my boat. My 25 Mirage plus chine walks and blows out in rough water. 26 Bravo 1 stays hooked up with only occassional chine walk. My best recorded speeds with both props are within .6 MPH of each other.

My experience is similar to other posters. My boat came with a 23 pitch 3 blade Mirage, and I now run a 24 pitch 4 blade Bravo. My boat handles so much better with the 4 blade prop and the top end is almost the same. My boat is a a Sea Ray 230 Overnighter with a 454 Mag 385hp.

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Old 11-23-2004, 06:37 PM
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I guess I'm kinda jumping the gun a bit. I guess I will wait to see how the 25 standard mirages work on the boat before I go changing them, maybe for no reasonable improvement! I just cant stand not being able to do something with the boat until summer! I hate winter!
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by "standard Mirages" do you mean Mirage or Mirage Plus? There is a big difference. Bigger blades and more cup with the Plus= less blowout and less slip.
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The props it came with are not mirage plus, just mirage's, and they measure 14 1/2 diameter by 25 pitch. The gps that it also came with had a recorded top speed of 74.5 mph. I guess I will just have to wait and try out the props it came with before going with mirage plus or bravos.
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When I bought my boat it had one Mirage Plus and one standard Mirage, both 25 pitch. The previous owner must've trashed a prop and bought the first one he could find.
I saw a 400rpm differance from one engine to the other. The Mirage would blowout under a lot of different circomstances. The plus never would.
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