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Legend prop test
« on: May 24, 2006, 06:01:22 PM »

Finally got to test some props today. Here are the results. Boat was a 21 ft. Legend with a 225Pro XS. It has a 10" jackplate. We had two 225lb. guys, 3/4 tank of fuel and 50lbs. of shot in the front compartment. All data posted is a two way average since we are on a tidal river system.
       PROP                   RPM                  SPEED
  25P TROPHY              5800                   73.0
  25P F'n'R                  5825                   73.2
  27P TEMPEST            5500                   73.7
  27P F'n'R                  5525                   73.2

The prop shaft was 3.75"-4" below the pad. We started at 3.25" below and went as low as 4.25" below. With the engine up, the boat was a few tenths of a mph faster, but everything else suffered. We ran some 26's the other day with about the same results.

My personal opinions:
Although the Tempest was the overall fastest, it had the worst holeshot and acceleration. It also offered noticable wheel torque.

The 25P F'n'R was the best overall. It had the best holeshot and out accelerated everything. There was virtually no wheel torque.

But for the money, I would have to go with the 25P Trophy. It had a good holeshot and accelerated well. There was some wheel torque, but not annoying.








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Re: Legend prop test
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2006, 07:48:30 PM »

realdealprops, do you recall what the prop shaft setting was for the runs with the 25 pitch trophy and the 25 pitch FnR?

Also I have heard that running and engine below recommended RPM is harder on it. Question being, in your opinion would getting the Pro XS in the 5800 range be better for it than being in the 5500 range?
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Re: Legend prop test
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2006, 09:09:41 PM »

The prop shaft was 3.75" below. From what I understand from the Merc Reps, anything above 5400-5500 is fine on the XS.

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Re: Legend prop test
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2006, 09:17:22 PM »

What is your feel for handling characteristics of the boat between the Trophy and the FnR?

You said there was a little bit more steering torque with the trophy but did the boat steer and ride different between the two props?

Also, did the trophy have any exhaust plugs removed?

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Re: Legend prop test
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2006, 06:15:15 AM »

Hydraulic steering is a wonderful thing. Other than a tighter feel in the steering wheel with the Trophy the two props were very similar in handling characteristics. The Trophy had 4 regular plugs in.

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Re: Legend prop test
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2006, 01:56:29 PM »

Do you sell the Trophy prop? I know you have the FnR's  ;)
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