70" water walker on a 180?

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70" water walker on a 180?

Post by chance » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:35 pm

Just picked up a 70" water walker 2 blade and was wondering if it was a good combo for my 180 lycoming. I had a 5 blade warp and was not impressed . Boat would not run dry even on wet grass. It's on a old Thurman full deck with poly. Basically I am looking for more push I really don't care for top end racing.

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Re: 70" water walker on a 180?

Post by russellreese87 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:49 pm

I run a 70" signature series on my 0340 and it pushes really well and cruises. Still snappy but no race boat snap
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Re: 70" water walker on a 180?

Post by signcoc43 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:17 pm

It will push it
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Re: 70" water walker on a 180?

Post by Stewie » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:19 pm

I'm turning a 69in Q series on my 160 h2ad and it's no racer but pushes anywhere with no problem. :old_glory: :florida: :rebel:

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Re: 70" water walker on a 180?

Post by diamondback0320 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:04 pm

68 or 70in ww cypress series will definitely push good!

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Re: 70" water walker on a 180?

Post by juice » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:58 pm

chance wrote:Just picked up a 70" water walker 2 blade and was wondering if it was a good combo for my 180 lycoming. I had a 5 blade warp and was not impressed . Boat would not run dry even on wet grass. It's on a old Thurman full deck with poly. Basically I am looking for more push I really don't care for top end racing.
That 7.3 in your truck with a gear box sounds like a win

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Re: 70" water walker on a 180?

Post by Thunder200 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:15 am

I have a70in. W.W. Cypress on a 200hp 4cyl. and it pushes like a beast. Top end speed not all that impressive but a dont race so doesnt bother me. Good on fuel consumption. You will like it! Snappy and will push big time!!!

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Re: 70" water walker on a 180?

Post by NightRider » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:59 am

If your boat wouldn't run dry on wet grass before, don't expect the water walker to be a miracle maker. Warp drives may not be the best pushing props, but sounds to me like you have other issues.
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Re: 70" water walker on a 180?

Post by Seven3 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:44 pm

NightRider wrote:If your boat wouldn't run dry on wet grass before, don't expect the water walker to be a miracle maker. Warp drives may not be the best pushing props, but sounds to me like you have other issues.
I agree. My previous boat was a 12x6'8 Thurman with just a little 0-320 150hp swinging a 3 blade Excalibur. It would run dry no problem with myself, 35 gallons of AV gas, and a cooler. Add another passenger and she didn't do as well, but it would still go. You've got a lighter boat and 30hp more, the warp should move it. How is your poly?

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Re: 70" water walker on a 180?

Post by Gary S » Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:31 am

What are you turning the warp. You might need to add some bite.

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