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Old 04-11-2005, 01:15 PM
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Default Mirage Plus or Hydromotive

I'm looking to buy a new prop, should I go with the Hydromotive 25P or Mirage Plus 25P? I have a Powerquest Legend 260 SX with stock 502MPI. I currently have a 23P Mirage Plus turning 70 mph on speedo @ 5100 RPMs. What's the recomendations to get a couple more mph's?
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Old 04-11-2005, 02:05 PM
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Is your 23 Mirage Plus Lab Finished?

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Is your 23 Mirage Plus Lab Finished?

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No, it's not labbed and it does have a curl on the tip of one of the blades from the previous owner. I know I am losing a little from that, but probably not too much. I was planning on getting the new prop labbed, but if I am purchasing new, I'd like to know what will run best, 23 or 25 and have it labbed.
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The Powerquest boats do not do well with stern lifting props. I would recommend a Bravo I for your boat. Although the 3B Mirage Plus, labbed will probably net the greatest amount of top end. I would try a Bravo I before deciding. The performance and handling gains may surprise you. Keep in mind that our test prop program is always available to you. Please feel free to call anytime.

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A Lab Finished 25P Mirage will run about the same rpm as your 23 box stock. The Lab Finished 25P should give you the best gains on top end.

Powerquest boats definately don't like stern lifting props. The Bravo 1 will give quite a bit more stern lift than the Mirage plus. The Bravo 1 will improve your time to plane and your mid range though.

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Default Re: Mirage Plus or Hydromotive

So if we're talking stern lift, does the Mirage or the Brazo cause more stern lift?
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As stated in the previous post,

Bravo 1's give more stern lift.

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Bravo 1's give more stern lift.

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Thanks Bret for the quick response!
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Default Re: Mirage Plus or Hydromotive

I had a 97 260 and it liked the Mirage Plus. The B1 drove the bow down too much with the stern lift. You should do pretty good planning with a 502, I had a 454 Mag and it planed with no problem.
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If you had too much lift with the Bravo 1 I would stay away form the Hydro. The ones I tried had way more lift than a Bravo, so much that it felt like I had no control over the boat when I was on plane. It felt like my steering wasn't working.........
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