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Old 02-17-2011, 07:59 AM
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Default Checkmate 242 Convincor with Built 502

I need help identifying what prop to use. Here are the specs of my motor, please offer any help you can. I currently have a 25P Quicksilver Mirage & I'm not getting the top speed I feel the boat is capable of, specs are as follows:

502 Bored 40 over stroked to 540
Dart Pro 1 Heads w/ ARP Studs
Quick Fuel 1050 CFM Carb
RPM Airgap Intake
High Performance Rings & Rocker's
SRP Flat top Pistons
Bravo 1 Outdrive
1.5 Gear
9:1 Compression
Estimated 650 hp
Estimated 740 Torque

I've been told several things, typically run a Mirage 29P or 30P, and one said a Bravo 1 28P or 30P 4 blade prop. Anybody got suggestions or recommendations?

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I'm thinking you're pretty close to my setup, and a 28p Bravo 4-blade prop would be a good start?
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I'm thinking you're pretty close to my setup, and a 28p Bravo 4-blade prop would be a good start?
Thanks, what kind of top end are you getting, and how many RPM's?
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What RPM are you propping for? The builder should know that.

What is your current speed and RPM.
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A lot of variables, (air/water temp, load, etc.) but 83mph @ (I think) 5200ish.
Turning a Lab-finished 28-P Bravo IV blade
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What RPM are you propping for? The builder should know that.

What is your current speed and RPM.
Well the motor hasn't been broken in fully, so I was told the RPM's would rise between 600-1000 when the motor finally settles, we got 5200 RPM at 64 MPH, but will get some RPM's after adjusting the timing better. Everything I've read shows that I should be getting 80-85 mph.
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A lot of variables, (air/water temp, load, etc.) but 83mph @ (I think) 5200ish.
Turning a Lab-finished 28-P Bravo IV blade
You're right, sounds like a similar set up as I think that's about where I want to be...Thanks!
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Well the motor hasn't been broken in fully, so I was told the RPM's would rise between 600-1000 when the motor finally settles, we got 5200 RPM at 64 MPH, but will get some RPM's after adjusting the timing better. Everything I've read shows that I should be getting 80-85 mph.
Based on those numbers, your slip in 22%. Is you prop in decent condition? I'd try a Mirage+ or Bravo 1.

My previous boat, 24 Superboat was turning a 28P bravo 1 @5000 RPMs with only 425 HP, 78 MPH.
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I have a 522 with just over 600hp in a Velocity 280 and with the the Bravo 4 blade 28p I run 82 at 5200 without any trim, the prop blows out. I have a 27p Hydro-Motive 4 blade cleaver that runs mid 80's at 6000. I talked to Mercury Racing and they recommended a labbed 5 blade 30p at 15" diameter.
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Based on those numbers, your slip in 22%. Is you prop in decent condition? I'd try a Mirage+ or Bravo 1.

My previous boat, 24 Superboat was turning a 28P bravo 1 @5000 RPMs with only 425 HP, 78 MPH.
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I have a 522 with just over 600hp in a Velocity 280 and with the the Bravo 4 blade 28p I run 82 at 5200 without any trim, the prop blows out. I have a 27p Hydro-Motive 4 blade cleaver that runs mid 80's at 6000. I talked to Mercury Racing and they recommended a labbed 5 blade 30p at 15" diameter.
Thanks for the information guys. I'm tempted to contact BBlades & try there test program, I've seen some others post that they have had great results with them. But since the consensus is a 28P, I'm thinking about trying the 30P just to see what kind of results I can get & how well it can push it...

Anybody have any experience with BBlades & tried there loaner/test program?
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