Excaliber 4 blade bowtie

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Excaliber 4 blade bowtie

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Will a 72'' 4 blade bowtie Excaliber be good for a all around woods prop for a IO550 going on a 10'6x6'8 Deckover sled. I already had a Q AND WARP DRIVES on other boats and not considering those,I'm looking for good mid range and top in speed. My buddy has a 6 blade SABER stagger 72'' on a pumped up AV IO540 and goes anywhere, and I don't want to copy him if I can help it. So will the Excaliber be a good choice. Thanks LSX1

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Re: Excaliber 4 blade bowtie

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Am only a casual observer in this case, but I'd think that it would kick that a$$.
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I have a 72" Excalibur with a very healthy SV 540 on an 11 foot Don Davis. The Excalibur has tremendous push. My boat accelerates like a beast but it's not a top end prop. Much like a Q, great push, falls off up top. Personally, it's exactly what I was looking for. If you're running the woods, why are you interested in top end? Get with some of the distributors. Most will let you try several props. Personally, I highly recommend the Excalibur.
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Re: Excaliber 4 blade bowtie

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I would think a 10' 6'' sled w/ a 0550 would go any where with any prop you choose.

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Re: Excaliber 4 blade bowtie

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Yea Trailer I'm not worried about getting stuck ,I just want it to be all it can be on the top end.

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Re: Excaliber 4 blade bowtie

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imo you want skinny blades if you are looking for "go fast" blades.
16x8 Utah style hull With a Waterthunder motor W/ 2.3 CH3 reduction swinging a 3 blade 78" R.
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Re: Excaliber 4 blade bowtie

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There is virtually no difference in the performance between the Excalibur or a six blade prop when it comes to speed! I have tested them all. I would go with the excaliber for the ride boat. Jmo

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That's what I was hoping for HAMMER. Does B-WHITE sanction race with a Excalibur or anybody else you know of, I also wonder does SIDEJOBS still run his. Thanks LSX1

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