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Old 07-25-2019, 02:45 PM   #3
rsn48
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City: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Capricorn
Vessel Model: Mariner 29 - Express Cruiser 1969
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 413
The Bravo 3 was typically used in faster boats while the Bravo 2 was specifically designed for larger heavier boats that were not as fast. Your boat screams Bravo 2 to me, buy YMMV.

The issue with the B3 is prop pitch. Prop pitch starts at 19 inches and goes up to something like 28, but nothing below a 19 except for a company called Hill who makes a B3 18 inch pitch. I have been warned by a prop shop that quality can vary with a Hill prop.

The thinking is my boat is on the cusp and if I have to go lower than an 19 inch pitch, I will be stuck with a leg that stresses the motor not achieving WOT RPM's. Since I will be passing this boat onto my son, I am trying to keep the motor in top shape for him, so I have told my power guy to install the B2.

Now I drive up to where my boat is on the hard, Comox BC, and talk to the cushion guy who is installing new cushions everywhere. I get to play that well known cushion head game - Why do covered cushions cost so much?
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