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Thread: 22 Classic - Prop advice

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    Pat, I've been looking for the last few years, just so I know what the prices are when I finally decide to go that route.
    Keep an eye on the classified and swap section of OSO. They come up occasionally in the mid to high 2's but go pretty fast.
    Pretty rare to find them at 2k.

    I've seen guys post a "wanted" in the swap section and get a couple responses from guys that weren't currently listing.

    To get a good used one, expect to pay at least 2500.
    Why is faster never fast enough.

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    Wouldn't do it. If you must, look at the OSO swap shop or Wilson Marine.
    Try to go XR shaft. There are a few guys in the community who are IMCO dealers too. You get what you pay for, always.

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    Steering

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat McPherson View Post
    A Bravo drive is a little longer than an Alpha and I'm guessing that a Bravo with 2" shorty is similar to an Alpha SS in length.

    I would not think 6" below is too high but you could try a 1" spacer.
    I would check drive alignment and make sure your steering is tight/not sloppy.
    Pat I am running standard Merc steering do you think to run the shortie drive I need external steering? Also seems like everyone is using higher pitch props so I will try my 23 Revolution.

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    Trim-in Limit Insert

    Quote Originally Posted by MinxRaider View Post
    Pat I am running standard Merc steering do you think to run the shortie drive I need external steering? Also seems like everyone is using higher pitch props so I will try my 23 Revolution.
    One other question someone said to switch the trim-in limit insert to get the drive tucked down more. Is that going to help my issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinxRaider View Post
    Pat I am running standard Merc steering do you think to run the shortie drive I need external steering? Also seems like everyone is using higher pitch props so I will try my 23 Revolution.
    I've read mostly that at speeds above 65mph that external rams are desired.
    In my experience, if the gimbal and stock internal power steering is all in good shape with minimal play, you're probably good to low 70s. My boat and other that I know of run low to mid 70s with stock Merc power steering and cable helm.
    External steering rams and full hydraulic helm is the way to go if you run hard and above 75mph...

    As for the trim limiter, I run mine so that the drive will go all the way down past neutral. This helps mainly to get on plane quickly.
    Thanks, Patrick


    1996 22' Classic

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    Update - 30p Bravo 1

    I tried a 30p Bravo 1 yesterday. With 2 people & full fuel it ran 80 mph, the same as with the 28p but at 5,100 rpm vs 5,500 with the 28p. It was a little too rough to really go comfortably so I only did one short speed run. I probably could have trimmed it out a little more if it was smoother and I ran longer. Bottom line though, I think the 30p Bravo is the right prop. It's a handful at 80 and I'll definitely be adding dual ram external steering and reinforcing the transom over the winter.
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    Nice, that's progress! Thinking with a lighter load, better water and fall temps, you might see 84 before the season ends.
    "I don't have time to get into it, but he went through a lot." -Pulp Fiction

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