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Looking at a new prop?
« on: November 29, 2006, 05:34:21 PM »

Running an LE-21 Legend with a 225 Pro XS and a 27 pitch Tempest prop with all the plugs in. Right now with the motor sitting 3.75 below pad, I can turn 5500 RPM's and 72.9 MPH tournament load and one person. Currently I have a huge rooster tail but good throttle response in all positions and a great hole shot.

Talked with Power Tech today and they want to try a 26 pitch four blade with extra cup. Says this will remove a lot of the slip I am experiencing as evident with the rooter tail and get my RPM's up where they should be. Also said that I could expect more lift in the back end.

Does this sound about right?
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Re: Looking at a new prop?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2006, 05:43:06 PM »

Sounds like they have a plan. Are they willing to work with you till you're happy? Have they ever put this set-up on a Legend?
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Re: Looking at a new prop?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2006, 05:47:34 PM »

Sounds good to me, but how are you going to test that thing while laid up? I know you're not thinking about taking that boat out any time soon.
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Re: Looking at a new prop?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2006, 05:47:47 PM »

The admit they are new with working with Legends but do have props on a couple of them. I haven't got back to him about it yet and that is going to be one of my concerns. That is if it doesn't do what I want will the keep playing till we find one that works, but only make one purchase :-*
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Re: Looking at a new prop?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2006, 07:03:11 PM »

The extra cup should give you more lift. I'm not to thrilled with the 4 blades though but then again I have only tried one.
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Re: Looking at a new prop?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2006, 08:44:17 PM »

I ran a 4 blade on my cobra for the last year I owned it and it did put some lift in the back end of the boat. It would get a little squirrelly with at WOT but that 4 blade seemed to make it stick to the water better. Picked up 2 MPH with it too. Always heard that a 4 blade is doing to be a little bit slower :-\ Wasn't my experience with the only one I tried.
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Re: Looking at a new prop?
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2006, 09:40:31 PM »

Mine kept blowing out,couldn't trim the motor up much at all or it would slip like crazy.
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Re: Looking at a new prop?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2006, 06:53:35 AM »

The admit they are new with working with Legends but do have props on a couple of them. I haven't got back to him about it yet and that is going to be one of my concerns. That is if it doesn't do what I want will they keep playing till we find one that works, but only make one purchase :-*

That's what I was getting at. I would think this would be an opportunity for them too, finally get to do some experimentation on a hull they haven't worked with ;)!
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Re: Looking at a new prop?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2006, 07:13:46 PM »

mike the tro4 is a very good prop if thats the one they are talking about and remember if you ever need one let me know i might could get you a DISCOUNT.
I think a stock tro4 is faster than a mercury trophy and a brp renegade in same pitches.





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Re: Looking at a new prop?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2006, 07:19:27 PM »

Let me verify which prop they are talking about and I will get back to you ;)
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Re: Looking at a new prop?
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2006, 07:46:55 PM »

Just get it figured out before March! ;)
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Re: Looking at a new prop?
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2006, 07:49:27 PM »

Just get it figured out before March! ;)

March hell I will be on the water in January some how  :roll2:
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Re: Looking at a new prop?
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2006, 09:51:10 PM »

I'm sure they are talking about the Tro4.  It likes to run about .5" higher than a Trophy and in my experience is about 1-1.5mph faster than a trophy on a traditional bassboat.  Just keep an eye on it.  I have cracked blades on 2 Tro4's.  Still have one sitting on my wall of shame. 
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Re: Looking at a new prop?
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2006, 11:09:59 PM »

He did say that I would probably have to play with the jack plate a bit.

Here is what he had to say.....

The TRO4 is a high performance, 4-blade bass boat propeller with high rake and sharp radius cupping for excellent lift and grip.  It prefers to run higher motor elevations, so when running a jackplate, we would encourage you to experiment with motor elevation to find the best running combination.  That part number would be CLM150TRO4R25P (or 26), ported 3/8".


I don't understand what they mean by ported 3/8"  :-\ help? would this be the exhaust vent holes?
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Re: Looking at a new prop?
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2006, 11:19:47 PM »

He did say that I would probably have to play with the jack plate a bit.

Here is what he had to say.....



I don't understand what they mean by ported 3/8"  :-\ help? would this be the exhaust vent holes?

Yep.
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Re: Looking at a new prop?
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2006, 09:26:29 AM »

Instead of the adjustable holes like your Tempist Plus has, the Tro4 just has 3/8" holes drilled in front of the leading edge of blade.
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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2006, 09:36:16 AM »

Instead of the adjustable holes like your Tempist Plus has, the Tro4 just has 3/8" holes drilled in front of the leading edge of blade.

Hey grant so think he will still sling a blade running under pad?  I think he really needs some lift all over.  It seems that stern lift would help get that rear up a little.   I was looking at Nobles rear... that thing is massive HIS BOAT YOU SICKOS  :roll2: lo
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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2006, 03:55:44 PM »

Both of the ones I cracked were run at 2.5" under pad on my old Bullet.  I did have one that held together at 1.125" under pad though on the same rig.  I think that Mike is on the right track, but needs to drop in pitch a touch and get his prop worked.  Tempists suck out of the box.  A good prop guy could work wonders on that rig.... ~shade
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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2006, 06:31:09 PM »

you ever run that bullet at 1.25 above?
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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2006, 07:10:55 PM »

I had a stock gearcase on it.  The case couldn't be coned (old style Yamaha 2.6 case with a water cooling passage for the upper bearing) and I wasn't willing to spend the time to try to find a newer style 2.6 case that would work.  I did look for a V4 case that would have made me faster in the drags, but it wouldn't have been good for lake use.
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