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Old 07-08-2019, 12:58 AM
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I've change drive ratios from 1.36 to 1.5 and have developed a porpoising issues, I can throttle out of it play with trim, tabs, etc. but it is irritating at slow speeds. My props are spinning outward, will spinning them in help. Looking for your thoughts and how you run with a 28 Cyclone with twins.

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Mine would porpoise under 40 or so if you ran any trim at all. I would just keep drives down all the way until 45 and that pretty much eliminated it. Not worth trimming up for an extra mph or 2 at that speed anyway. 3 blade props were better with porpoise also, and faster if you dont mind having to ease on plane. Had my props labbed with more cup helped a little also.
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Originally Posted by hotjava66 View Post
Mine would porpoise under 40 or so if you ran any trim at all. I would just keep drives down all the way until 45 and that pretty much eliminated it. Not worth trimming up for an extra mph or 2 at that speed anyway. 3 blade props were better with porpoise also, and faster if you dont mind having to ease on plane. Had my props labbed with more cup helped a little also.
Thanks for the response, usually trimming up for ride at lower speed in rough water, I guess I could try a 3 blade just wonder about acceleration response, I am boating on inland lakes and are typically short. Quick is better than fast. Do you spin your props in or out?
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Did you change props when you changed the drive ratios?
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If you are looking for soft ride when slow drag about 3/4 tab, a 28 will plow through just about anything with tabs down. Thata what I did when my kids were small and riding along
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Originally Posted by Sydwayz View Post
Did you change props when you changed the drive ratios?
I did not, it is borderline of labbing the 30's a bit more or trying 32's I don't know if it will spin the 32's. It was over propped for the 1.36 struggled to get 4800, light it will press 5400 now. Running 86 GPS though with 4 adults and full of fuel.
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Keep the drives tucked in and the hop will usually go away. Then once you get up and running above 45mph. Drag a little tab, and trim the drives out a little bit at a time. I run 30p Labbed Bravo 4 blades, but I'd love to upgrade to new five blades and have Casey and Jesse at FJ Propeller Midwest customize them to my needs! If you did this, I think your hop would go away and it would plane better and run faster!

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