What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

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What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby CULTURED REDNECK » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:54 pm

The prop that came on the boat when I bought it is an old wooden 68x36 with metal leading edges that make me nervous when I spinn it up. I really need to replace it before it comes apart and hurts someone. Can y'all give me some insight on the modern props available that will work well with my little 4-banger? I am looking for low end push more so than the top end speed. Thanks in advance...
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby Jabroni » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:03 pm

i run a 70" q on a 160hp h2ad and my dad just got the new 70 NGH don't think he tried it yet but dan the airboat man said that's the new way to go
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby Swampthang » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:58 pm

sensenich ngh gets my vote.... 2nd place: Q series
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby Grady » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:09 pm

I am looking for the same info., how does the 69 whisper tip compair to the Q and the NGH? What are the weight differences and I also don't have much room from my fly wheel to where the rudders begin. I run a warp drive now and I have maybe 5-6 of clearance to where the rudders start. I am looking for the best all around prop and great low end push. I am also not trying to high jack this thread, just didn't want to start the same topic over.

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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby Dixiedog60 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:31 pm

I would vote #1 NGH #2 Q , I have ran both on four cly lycoming and I really like the NGH!
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby MJD291 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:15 pm

I HAVE THE 69" NARROW BLADE WHIPER TIP ON MY 160 AND IT PUSHES TWICE AS HARD AS MY POWERSHIFT DID. GREAT LOW END PUSH AND AN EASY HUB DESIGN. IT IS CHEAPER THAN THE SENSENICH AND I AM VERY HAPPY WITH IT. THEY ALSO OFFER A 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH IT. THAT IS A HARD DEAL TO PASS UP IN MY OPINION. I WISH I WOULD OF PUT A 70" BECAUSE I CAN SWING IT NO PROBLEM WITH MY STOCK 160. I TALKED TO WALLY MOORE AND HE SAID THEY ARE RECOMMENDING A 72 NARROW BLADE WHISPER TIP FOR 180'S. HE HAS THE BEST PRICES ON WHIRLWIND PROPS. 407-422-4318 IS HIS NUMBER. YOU WILL NOT GO WRONG WITH THE SENSENICH PROP EITHER SINCE THEY ARE GREAT PROPS ALSO. I HAVE NOT PERSONALLY RUN ONE ON MY 160 SO I CANNOT GIVE ANY ADVICE ON IT.
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby CULTURED REDNECK » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:47 am

I'm getting some quotes for the NGH. I will let y'all know what I end up with and how much more push I get out of it compared to my beat up, old wooden prop. Thank you all for your input!
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby Jabroni » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:01 am

Call Dan the man
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby plumcrazy » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:20 pm

you will like the ngh 8)

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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby airboat470 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:45 am

I love my narrow whisper tip on my 160. Amazing push, great snap, and high top speed. I couldnt ask for anything else. Really makes me look back and make sure its still a 4cyl sometimes lol :D
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby dantheairboatman » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:00 pm

I love to sale the ngh. It is making some happy customers :). It is the prop right now on the scene. It has the I beam gusset the new style webbing in the blade along with the winglet at the tip. Its a very sexy blade. It allways drops the customers cruise by 150 to 250 rpms and pics up top end. It is also quieter that the q and other look alikes. The superior hub and blade design makes this prop worth a little extra.

I will put this prop up against whatever you are currently running and give you your money back if you don't like it..thanks dan
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby BAD ADDICTION » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:41 am

I have a 180 and I tried a warpdrive ,wood,q,and Walter walker Sig.nature series. I like the waterwalker cause it seems to have more push.jmo.
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby CULTURED REDNECK » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:46 am

I just ordered the 2-blade 70" NGH today. I can't wait to put it on and try it out.

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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby CULTURED REDNECK » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:08 pm

And Voila... Here it is...
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby jdeputy09 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:09 pm

airboat470 wrote:I love my narrow whisper tip on my 160. Amazing push, great snap, and high top speed. I couldnt ask for anything else. Really makes me look back and make sure its still a 4cyl sometimes lol :D

yeah your boat has good speed but just not enough to keep up with mine hahahahahahah

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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby airboat470 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:01 pm

jdeputy09 wrote:
airboat470 wrote:I love my narrow whisper tip on my 160. Amazing push, great snap, and high top speed. I couldnt ask for anything else. Really makes me look back and make sure its still a 4cyl sometimes lol :D

yeah your boat has good speed but just not enough to keep up with mine hahahahahahah
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Only difference is lol is you dont have to look back and make sure yours is a 6 cyl. You look down...at the gas tank! :hello1: .
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby jdeputy09 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:23 pm

airboat470 wrote:
jdeputy09 wrote:
airboat470 wrote:I love my narrow whisper tip on my 160. Amazing push, great snap, and high top speed. I couldnt ask for anything else. Really makes me look back and make sure its still a 4cyl sometimes lol :D

yeah your boat has good speed but just not enough to keep up with mine hahahahahahah
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Only difference is lol is you dont have to look back and make sure yours is a 6 cyl. You look down...at the gas tank! :hello1: .

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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby Dixiedog60 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:40 pm

How about it C.R. ? Have you ran it yet :?:
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby CULTURED REDNECK » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:54 pm

All I need is a spacer plate to make the hub sit flush against the flywheel... I am in the process of having one cut at the moment... This weekend looks like it might warm up enough to give it a spin... I'll post my new cruise RPM and my new top speed as soon as I get a chance...

Here is what the spacer will look like...
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby swamp runner » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:04 am

WAIT !!! don't do that.you need to cut the dowels,like a 1/4 in. off of them. then file any burs off and it will go right on. :cheers:
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby Reddfin » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:35 pm

I don't know if its right but I have also ground them down a little and made sure they were still straight. Pretty easy to do.

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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby CULTURED REDNECK » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:50 pm

I agree with yall, making those studs shorter will buy me another 3\8" of clearence at the stern and I NEED it. I had to move the rigging forward about an inch to get it to work. But until then, the spacer works and the NGH pushes the boat great! I didn't know the old wood prop was so out of balance. With the new prop the boat idles much smoother and pushes hard enough to make it through wet sand with ease. Also I gained about 5 mph on the top end and that buzzing noise from the wood prop is gone. I should have done this a year ago! I have it set on the third mark and I can tell the motor is working harder to spin it but seems to do the job quite nicely.
What; if anything, will I gain by putting the blades back to the second mark? Some rpm's sure, but what rpm is the blades "sweet spot"??? It is so easy to adjust the blades, I got to try some other settings and see what happins...

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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby cntry141iq » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:21 pm

no set sweet spot .. each boat different .. adjust ..try adjust try .. find it quit
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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby plumcrazy » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:03 am

set it at 2950 and you will really love it

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Re: What prop for my 180 Lycoming??

Postby Reddfin » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:47 am

plumcrazy wrote:set it at 2950 and you will really love it



Set at 2950 on trailer or on the water? Is that pretty close to just shy of #2 on that 200hp Plum? I guess I could ask Dantheairboatman or DAGWOOD0520 too. I think my very good buddy set mine a little too high. He thinks Continentals (even four bangers) can move mountains. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: I hope he is right on this one. :dontknow: I don't know yet, if this one will. I will be messing around with the pitch as soon as my mags are timed. :toothy7:


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