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0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:37 am
by mrbill
I have a 2006 13' diamondback with a 0540 about 280+ hp running a 3 blade sec h 72" prop. Was thinking of a whisper tip 2 blade 74" been told this is a awesome prop for my boat but for I start messing with it.I thought id get some in put from others !!! What other props are as smooth with good push and nice cruise but still have some speed to hang with my friends that run big v8 motors !!!lol !!

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:04 pm
by mojoe
Buy one of each, try them all, and give me your 3blade to use as a spare!! :cheers: Thanks Bill!!

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:31 pm
by kwanjangnihm

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:23 pm
by fl cracker
A 3 blade H is one of the faster props out there. Going to a 74" whisper tip is only going to help on your low end grunt. Along with the Q it has nothing to offer on the top end. I'd try a 3 blade NGH, the blades are 1 1/2" wider than the H. You already have the 3 blade hub so it could be a inexpensive swap.

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:08 pm
by mrbill
thanks for the info keep it coming please

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:50 pm
by ptr34
2 blade 74" NGQ

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:39 pm
by Orion
I have the same boat/engine as you. It came with a 74" Q series 2-blade prop. that made a lot of high end noise and was only fair I would say. I just upgraded to a 74" NGQ 2-blade prop. and the performance is much better; gets up on a plane faster, with faster cruise. Fuel economy about the same. The engine is pushing a little harder; seems to run a few degrees warmer, but only up to about 145 degrees with ambient temp 90 degrees, cruising. Hope that helps some.

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:43 pm
by mrbill
great info now thanks ///thoughts are running around in my head good now :bounce:

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:46 pm
by ptr34
I have a ngq u can test also

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:03 am
by mrbill
yea i guess im asking for to much try to keep a three blade set up and get ----more low end ,a little snap and to keep some top end !!!!!!

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:52 am
by ptr34
U can do a 3 blade" ngh

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:11 pm
by aherr520
ptr34 wrote:U can do a 3 blade" ngh
I lost some top end speed when I went from a 72'' 3 blade H to a 72'' ngh, now I have a 74'' 2 blade Q and has great low end but no snap or top end so it's for sale and I will find something else

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:24 pm
by ptr34
Ngh is wider prop so topend may drop from h blade

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:29 pm
by aherr520
ptr34 wrote:Ngh is wider prop so topend may drop from h blade
so what difference would a ngq be over a 74'' Q?

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:52 pm
by fl cracker
The NGQ is an 1 1/2" wider than the Q. Better lowend and better cruise! I had my wife, both kids and myself which is 685LB plus full take cruising deep at 1,650 rpm. That's impressive!

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:58 pm
by aherr520
fl cracker wrote:The NGQ is an 1 1/2" wider than the Q. Better lowend and better cruise! I had my wife, both kids and myself which is 685LB plus full take cruising deep at 1,650 rpm. That's impressive!
how is top end?

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:00 pm
by Tony480
Your not going to go fast anyways Adam. LoL...speed will lie in the setup.

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:32 pm
by aherr520
I'm looking for more snap to break loose on that green grass LOL

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:34 pm
by Tony480
You need jacks in your hull

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:01 pm
by mrbill
i have all that on my boat just dont want to lose to much speed but want to run green stuff and any where i want with the wife and kid on broad also i hang with some guys that have v8 boats and hate when they lose me lol lol

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:16 pm
by aherr520
I'll get with a dealer when I go down south and figure it out

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:22 pm
by aherr520
mrbill wrote:i have all that on my boat just dont want to lose to much speed but want to run green stuff and any where i want with the wife and kid on broad also i hang with some guys that have v8 boats and hate when they lose me lol lol
you should try the ngq and let me know who it compares to your prop, I have 2 jacks and lost over 10 mph top speed when I bolted on the Q

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:39 pm
by mrbill
does anyone have a 3 blade ngh i can try out ?

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:51 am
by mrbill
no one in the central fl area have one i can try out ?

Re: 0540 prop Q/A

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:45 am
by mrbill
still looking to try a prop out ?