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Old 04-05-2014, 09:18 PM   #41
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Just came in from testing the props with a clean bottom.. Upwind, up to 18 knots at 2400rpm, moderate seas 4 to 6 ft waves 20 knots headwind. Did finally hit 20 knots, downwind and up to 2500 rpm. Very happy!!!
Cruise 14 knots at 2150rpm very confortable. Trim tabs not working, need them. Will try next week 23x22 4 blade.
Cats running at 185F no smoke whatsoever.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:26 PM   #42
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Cpr Craig... If I am not mistaken, you have a 1:1.53 transmissions, thus higher shaft rpms and smaller diameter. Glad to hear the improvement with the 4 blade, I am getting the same feedback here of better performance with the 4 bladed prop.
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:22 AM   #43
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Finally got the 4 blade 23x22 props on. Not what expected, tops out at 15 knots, 3-5 seas 20 knots headwind. Lost top end. Feels with more "torque" while sailing upwind, waves do not stop the boat, plows into the seas better. I'll keep playing the lotto to see if i can get an extra $$$ and take them out again and put more pitch into them....

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My old 10 in garmin gps died.

Got the new Garmin 741xs with 18 radome....very nice!!!
Radar over chart is amazing, touch screen, wifi..the works on sale and rebates.
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:28 PM   #44
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My old Furuno fishfinder recently died and I'm considering the Garmin 741XS. Pretty nice unit and the price is dropping. Still a lot for me to convert all over to Garmin, though. Would not change the Raymarine radar until it fails.

Sorry to hear the props did less than expected. It gets expensive playing with props.
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