Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

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Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by CAPTAIN-D » Fri May 18, 2012 8:54 am

I am thinking about trying the 72" Wisper tip Narrow on my boat.I have a 72" Q on there right now.Looking to find out what you guys are running.
Anybody running the Wisper Tip on their boats? How do you like the performance.I guess I would like to know if I would see a performance gain or not.Thanks

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by sseater » Fri May 18, 2012 9:43 am

CAPTAIN-D wrote:I am thinking about trying the 72" Wisper tip Narrow on my boat.I have a 72" Q on there right now.Looking to find out what you guys are running.
Anybody running the Wisper Tip on their boats? How do you like the performance.I guess I would like to know if I would see a performance gain or not.Thanks
go with the NGH 70"
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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by BlowInIt » Fri May 18, 2012 10:09 am

I think you would gain a considerable amount of snap, top end, and get just as good of cruise. The Q is 10.5" wide and wider throughout length of blade. The Narrow whisper tip is 9.5" wide and narrower thoughout length of blade and to me that makes for a much more effiecent 4cyl prop.

One guy I know with a light weight slick bottom 160h2ad just pulled his warp off for a 68" W/T narrow and he loves it. Another buddy has one on another H2ad polymere ultralight Hamant and he fuggin loves it. I like shorter props for a 4cyl I would never go over a 70" and prefer a 68".

There are 480 supercharge direct drive turning your same 72" Q series prop just to put in in perspective!
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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by CAPTAIN-D » Fri May 18, 2012 10:10 am

I don't have enough clearence between the prop and transom.

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by BlowInIt » Fri May 18, 2012 10:12 am

That NGH is way overrated anyhow. IMHO

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by GMAC 76 » Fri May 18, 2012 10:44 am

i agree with blowinit//// 68" to 70" seems to be a better length for the 4cyl they spool up quick and you can put some serious pitch in it /////i too have a 200 lyc and tried the 72" narrow wt great top end but slow to spool up and not much on the hill//// with a 69" wide wt i had real quick response great on the hill and still a decent top end and good cruise rpm when set to turn 2850 rpm it is the best prop i have had on my 200 and i have tried them all

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by Tropical Itch » Fri May 18, 2012 10:53 am

curios where this thread go's. right now i have the 72' 3 blade ngh on a stout av o540, and not thrilled with this combo. i have a 11' sled in the works also w/ a 200 lycoming. my plan is to take 2 of these blades and put them on a short hub making it a 70.75" on the 200 and do something else on the o540. opinionson this , plus any suggestions for the o540 are welcomed too. was leaning towards a q or trying the saber.... i know 2 completely different beast

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by BlowInIt » Fri May 18, 2012 10:54 am

Gmac, did you try a 69" narrow W/T? To me that would about as close as it gets to a Wood race prop!

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by Tony480 » Fri May 18, 2012 11:01 am

Tropical Itch wrote:curios where this thread go's. right now i have the 72' 3 blade ngh on a stout av o540, and not thrilled with this combo. i have a 11' sled in the works also w/ a 200 lycoming. my plan is to take 2 of these blades and put them on a short hub making it a 70.75" on the 200 and do something else on the o540. opinionson this , plus any suggestions for the o540 are welcomed too. was leaning towards a q or trying the saber.... i know 2 completely different beast
The saber would be a bad mofo on that sled of yours. I got a 6 blade 72" on my 300-540 that I have been testing and just got a 5 blade hub to make it 74". Going to try it now. That saber is SMOOTH,and hits like a freight train and pulls like one also. It lacks some on the hill compared to the 74" q I have. But that's why we are trying the longer 5 blade to see if it helps it on the hill. Don't get me wrong it pushs good on the hill,but I'm use to the q and its hard to beat. Put a saber on it and I bet you will love it!

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by GMAC 76 » Fri May 18, 2012 11:09 am

BlowInIt wrote:Gmac, did you try a 69" narrow W/T? To me that would about as close as it gets to a Wood race prop!
no sir sadly i did not/// i originally had the 69" psr wide wt //// they were recalled and patty suggested the 72" narrow wt which i did try //// was not happy with it so went back to what i knew would work best on my boat/// before all of this i tried WOOD, PS, WARP DRIVE, "H" and "Q" all in 70" and stayed with what was best for my setup( 69" wide wt ) imo it seems that ya need 6cyls to turn the 72"+ props properly

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by BlowInIt » Fri May 18, 2012 11:09 am

Hell yeah Tony! 5 blades sum more pitch and 2"s longer, should improve on the hill performance I would think.

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by Tony480 » Fri May 18, 2012 11:13 am

BlowInIt wrote:Hell yeah Tony! 5 blades sum more pitch and 2"s longer, should improve on the hill performance I would think.
That's what were thinking. It runs good with the 6, I just think there is more to be had.

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by schmidtav2 » Fri May 18, 2012 11:14 am

I've had some great success with the 68" Q and the W/T, they lack a little snap and top end compaired to the Sabers, but for an all around prop I think its the best. If your strictly looking for snap and speed the Saber or Razor blades are hard to beat. It really depends on what you want to do.

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by Tropical Itch » Fri May 18, 2012 11:36 am

tony 480 keep me posted

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by MJD291 » Fri May 18, 2012 11:54 am

CAPTAIN-D wrote:I don't have enough clearence between the prop and transom.

The whisper tip will sit closer to your motor due to the hub design and will give you more room to your transom.
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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by MJD291 » Fri May 18, 2012 12:02 pm

My buddy has a 0-320(160hp) boat with a 70" narrow wt and he also has a 220gpu boat with a 70" medium blade. While he had his 220 boat down rebuilding the cylinders he tried the wt medium on his 160 boat for the hell of it. He lost some snap which he doesn't care about and he gained push and increased his fuel mileage by having a lower cruise and he loves it. He told me that when he gets his 220 boat back together and has to take the wt medium off his 160 boat to put back on the gpu boat he will be sad. I have the 70" wt narrow on my 160 and I love it.
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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by lyc200 » Sat May 19, 2012 7:38 am

I have a 69'' warpdrive set at 7.5 degrees on my 200. I like it

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by todd glover » Sat May 19, 2012 8:52 am

66-68 inch i like 66 the best great snap lots of topend runs dry great but a 68 inch close to same may not even notice warp drive

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by fl cracker » Sat May 19, 2012 9:26 am

I say let's get actual 4 cylinder RIDE boats together and try all the props. Don't be scared i wont whoop on ya to bad!!! LOL
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Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by SwampNinja » Sat May 19, 2012 9:40 am

Good thread. I'm sure toy in the market. Almost done rebuilding my boat. Just need to decide on a prop. I'm currently trying to decide between a Q series and an ngh. Problem is my engine stand only allows for a 66 with good clearance. I would love to fit either a 68 q series per Tom Schmidt preferred prop or 70" NGH per everyone else I've spoken to. Decision Decisions. It just sucks to have to build a new engine stand for this to happen.
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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by Tropical Itch » Sat May 19, 2012 10:18 am

SwampNinja wrote:Good thread. I'm sure toy in the market. Almost done rebuilding my boat. Just need to decide on a prop. I'm currently trying to decide between a Q series and an ngh. Problem is my engine stand only allows for a 66 with good clearance. I would love to fit either a 68 q series per Tom Schmidt preferred prop or 70" NGH per everyone else I've spoken to. Decision Decisions. It just sucks to have to build a new engine stand for this to happen.

just so you know the 70' ngh really is closer to 71. i think it is 70 5/8 or 3/4. if you do get adventurous with a new engine stand keep that in mind

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by todd glover » Sat May 19, 2012 12:11 pm

[quote="fl cracker"]I say let's get actual 4 cylinder RIDE boats together and try all the props. Don't be scared i wont whoop on ya to bad!!! LOL[/quote]
If you ever run 3a I'll be your huckleberry i have a crapper 4 banger I putting back together my paddle died on me but i have a wrap drive for her let me know should be back in water in 30 days

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by Larry » Sat May 19, 2012 12:42 pm

You can get a Q series in a 66" length......

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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by fl cracker » Sat May 19, 2012 12:50 pm

Todd, I would like to bring to bring my autistic son down to ride in the glades, that's all he talks about. I am going to wait till he's out of school then we would like to go. I need to ride with somebody, never been there!
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Re: Prop for Angle Valve 200 Lycoming

Post by todd glover » Sat May 19, 2012 1:23 pm

Camps all over lots of riding

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