What is best size prop for PE60?

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DHoneycutt
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What is best size prop for PE60?

Postby DHoneycutt » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:03 pm

I just got my first airboat and it has a PE60 on it with a 72 inch 2 blade prop was told its the wrong prop not to run it so I don't damage the motor. Was told the boat will not get up on plane that it needs a smaller prop any thoughts or suggestions

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Re: What is best size prop for PE60?

Postby Southern_Son91 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:45 pm

First off congrats on the first Airboat. My first boat was a 10 ft. Baby gore with a pe60 on it. I had a very small (60 inches or so) 4 blade warp drive and that boat would honestly surprise people where it would go. That motor was only rated at 90 hp new. I would call whirlwind and talk to them about there props for "mini's" . Good luck finding a prop.
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Re: What is best size prop for PE60?

Postby Bob1120 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:06 am

My first boat was a franny with a pe 60. It had dual mags. I turned a 60x28 between 2900-3000 rpm. The boat ran amazing. Some of the guys swore by the 66x26 never had a chance to run one though. Good luck with your boat. Keeping it light is the key!

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Re: What is best size prop for PE60?

Postby FastrackBAW » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:23 am

Here's mine, pe60
viewtopic.php?f=85&t=68362

Running a Sensenich 60x32 wood/composite

The guy that propped it and built it is an aircraft mechanic. He said the it's turning in the correct rpm range which I'll know once I install my tach :)

I would think 72" would be too much prop. But the pitch factors into it as well.

Ben


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