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Papu
08-12-2010, 10:05 AM
Whats the best top end prop for my 18 ft Classic? Its got the 350 MPI with the alpha.

BigGrizzly
08-12-2010, 11:08 AM
This is going to be a long discussion. All boats are different even the same type.

Cuda
08-12-2010, 01:11 PM
Props are a black science. Each boat is different.

Papu
08-12-2010, 03:04 PM
Crap

blackhawk
08-12-2010, 03:29 PM
A 3-blade prop is going to be your best bet most of the time. Mirage and Mirage+ props are fast props. Several people also like the Turbo props on here. I have a Turbo Lightning and it is a pretty fast prop.

Papu
08-13-2010, 02:49 PM
I have a 3 blade Mirage on the boat now. Forgot what the diam and pitch are.
Doug Russel Marine has quoted me $16000 for a 383 Scorpion paired with a Bravo I and the transom assembly. Sounds reasonable to me for a 400 HP upgrade and a drive that won't blow up. Comments, suggestions, etc? Oh, and thats the price before I send in the old core(s).

tmh
08-13-2010, 06:49 PM
What are your goals for the boat? You should get at least 60-65mph with the 350 sbc. Is there a problem with the 350 or do you want to go faster?
T.M. Hayes

Papu
08-16-2010, 08:22 AM
What are your goals for the boat? You should get at least 60-65mph with the 350 sbc. Is there a problem with the 350 or do you want to go faster?
T.M. Hayes

It will hit 65 with 1/2 tank of gas and just me in it. I was looking for a cheap way to go faster. The Alpha drive is keeping me from wanting to beef up the engine.

The Hedgehog
08-16-2010, 09:19 AM
That is probably about right. I paid $10,500 for that same setup with a 383 Mag a few years ago. You can't find that deal today.

Papu
08-16-2010, 09:44 AM
That is probably about right. I paid $10,500 for that same setup with a 383 Mag a few years ago. You can't find that deal today.

Doug Russel quoted me $16000 for a 383 Scorpion, Bravo I, and a Bravo transom mount. $13000 for the same setup with the non-stroker 383.
So its 16 K for 400 horsepower, and 13 K for 350 HP.