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175 optimax prop

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175 optimax prop

Post by Newowner20 » Sep 06, 2016 9:53 pm

I just put a 2006 175 optimax on my 82 voyager any advice on props out there, the motor is mounted flush to transom at the moment

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175 optimax prop

Post by AdamDK » Sep 07, 2016 1:26 pm

All depends what you use the boat for. Speed, you'll want a higher-pitch (>26") cleaver or chopper...cruising around with the kids, pulling tubers/skiers etc then go with a lower-pitch (<24") 3 blade; 4 blade TrophyPlus or even the HighFive.
My dad had a 25" Laser II on his 150XR2/J-Craft. While it was good for speed, it was a struggle to get the boat up on plane while pulling a skier. Spotter had to lay belly down on the deck to get the nose down when doing deep-water starts.

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175 optimax prop

Post by Newowner20 » Sep 07, 2016 9:51 pm

Running a 25 laser now and getting 62 on GPS GPS would like to see 65+

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