o-470 72" H series 2 blade questions

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o-470 72" H series 2 blade questions

Postby dmm92 » Tue May 16, 2017 6:39 pm

o-470 72" H series 2 blade pushing an 11'6" hull. I'm wondering if there are better options (boat feels gutless at times), I've got a feeling that this isn't enough prop for the motor. Any advise / what should I try switching to? Thanks in advance! Image

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Re: o-470 72

Postby kwanjangnihm » Tue May 16, 2017 6:56 pm

What is the estimated horsepower of your engine?

Water Walker Signature:
2 blade 70 inch is for 220 HP = 110 HP per blade @ 70 inch
2 blade 72 inch is for 260 HP = 130 HP per blade @ 72 inch
2 blade 74 inch is for 300 HP = 150 HP per blade @ 74 inch
This is all based on turning the prop 3000 rpm.

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Re: o-470 72

Postby Deano » Tue May 16, 2017 7:21 pm

Yes, Jeff is steering you in the right direction. .. :thumbleft:
With a 72" Signature on that hull, if it remotely felt gutless it would be time to call a mechanic.

That H will push after he's wound up, those Signatures will start pushing closer to fat third throttle.
My 472 has a 72" Signature on a 15' Rivermaster. Your 11'6" ought jump right on top of the water.
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Re: o-470 72

Postby One Eyed Gator » Thu May 18, 2017 6:59 am

I would say a 3 rd blade for your H series or get 2 NGQ or Signature blades for the Hub you have.

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Re: o-470 72

Postby goldhunter_2 » Thu May 18, 2017 7:21 pm

agreed ,,, you need a third H blade

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Re: o-470 72

Postby Gary S » Fri May 19, 2017 6:47 am

Try and borrow some Q blades and try that. If looking to buy new, try a Whirlwind Excaliber.

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Re: o-470 72

Postby DAGWOOD0520 » Fri May 19, 2017 8:53 am

Q series blades put in your same hub will be your best option for better overall thrust and reduced prop sound.

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Re: o-470 72

Postby lilly-Pad » Fri May 19, 2017 10:12 am

I was running an NGH on my 0470 as a carry over from my 0320, boat ran fine but needed push. NGH felt fine at high rpm. I went to NGQ blades and it sure made a difference in all around performance for the better for sure.
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