New Prop needed. Now to choose one.

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New Prop needed. Now to choose one.

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Ok i ruined my prop which was a 66" 30 pitch. My boat is a 14'x5' with 3/8poly. my motor is a lycoming 0-235 which has 125ish horse power. I was looking to see about getting a new prop, the day i ruined the prop i have now, because I was having a little trouble planing in deep water. Once i get planned on the water the my boat stays on top pretty good. So i was wondering if i could try a different prop to help me with deep water. i'm only in deep water as i go down the channels to the open water so i usually don't have much more then a mile to drive till i get in shallow water. I measured my clearance between my prop and boat/cage and the shortest point is 5" to give an idea of how much room i have to play with. Thanks for the help!!

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All the sensenich products are great but a little weak if abused or hit with anything. Warpdrives are old school but anything that can take a direct hit from a corona bottle at 2000 rpm's and just get dented is a winner for durability. As soon as my sensenich is worn out I am going back to warpdrive.

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Post by WhirlWind Propellers »

If you are considering upgrading to an adjustable pitch propeller, I think that would be a wise choice and money better spent. The 66" diameter is perfect for your 125 HP O-235.

I'd recommend our 2-blade 66" Whisper Tip for $1590 complete. This offers a fully adjustable pitch, with the settings already engraved on the hub, so you can tune the propeller exactly for the power and RPM of your motor. And if you have make any changes to your motor, you can adjust the propeller to match.

The other option I'd suggest would be our 3-blade 66" Excalibur propeller for $1790 if you wanted something extremely sporty.

Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.

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I would go with a quiet prop ngq is very nice not cheap but you get what you pay for.

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Unfortunately your motor wouldn't swing the NGQ very good at all IMHO, try to find someone to let you try a 70" two blade waterwalker "cypress" series or a Sensenich 70" (would say 72" but would not fit your cage) two or three blade H blade ......... adjust pitch down for small motor on all three combos
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I had a 68 inch q series on my old boat that was super quiet and worked great.

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Whisper tip? Only quiet at idle. On my 3rd airboat and 5 the different prop no such animal as quiet. My 6 blade warp was as quiet as a whisper

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second best q series that was on a 130 hp 0300 birddog it worked great.

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In my opinion warp drive, maybe used lots of good deals out there. I can see you are lacking power, you are probably closer to 100 hp with that motor. warps can really help you get the most out of that engine, but you have to play with the adjustment until you hit the sweet spot.
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had an 0-235...118hp...4 blade 66" warp worked really well

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I have some warpdrive plates I'll sell you for a good deal. I loved my warp when I ran it on my old boat.
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let me know i have a 66" ngq we can try on there to see if u like it. u can call me 8134772275
if u don't run dry .then should have gotten a bassboat
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