4 blade wrap drive prop on 4 banger lycoming

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4 blade wrap drive prop on 4 banger lycoming

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Hello fellow airboaters I have ? If someone could help about a 4 blade wrap drive prop I have a lycoming 4 banger 160hp and I was thinking of buying a 4 blade wrap drive prop but my buddy was telling me that the 4 blade will brake my crank something to do with vibration I dont know so I figured I would ask also does this include the bowtie style wrap drive prop as well ? Thanks

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Anyone have info on this plz help

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I ran my 4 blade for 8 years with no issue on my 160.

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I brorke a crank on my 360 with a 4 blade + but had no problems with the bowtie.
I think it also has something to do with the way the + is clocked.

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X2 on the Bowtie/Cat Wisker!! simulates a paddle prop if set correct!

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Thank yall very much for the info bowtie is what ill be going with then

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I had one come apart and destroy my boat. lots of info on here about it

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Hey gblack 15 could u tell me how to get the info ur talking about on here

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Ive got a shorter 5 blade warp drive on my 4 cyl. I think its around 62". haven't had any issues other than wanting to go a wide blade set up for sound reasons.

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Thanks for all info

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Warp is the only one Nir Levin runs on that gearbox 540. He says any other prop screws up the gears.

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HAMMERHEAD wrote:?
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