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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Charleston, SC
    Sea Ray 1989 268DA Sundancer
    Garmin GPSMAP 541, Garmin Fishfinder 400C, Garmin VHF 200 DSC Radio
    7.4L, 454 CID, 330hp, Bravo II 1.50.1

    Which Prop Would Be Best

    I would like to purchase a new prop for my Bravo 1, I would like to go into a SS four blade prop. however, I do no have any idea on the pitch and size that I should get. Could anyone recommend one?
    1989 268DA 7.4L/330HP BRAVO I
    2002 Starcraft 1810 (Sold)
    Sweat Dries, Blood Clots, Bones Heal,
    Pain is Temporary, Pride is Forever

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Homeport: Charles City, VA
    Sea Ray
    1999/2007 330 Sundancer Hardtop.
    6.2 Merc Horixons 1.5:1 Velvet Drives

    Re: Which Prop Would Be Best

    What is your current WOT and prop size. Go up or down in pitch from there. I believe the bravo has a 14.75 max diameter.

    As an aside be aware:

    If you hit something with a stainless prop, your outdrive may suffer damage as well. A buddy of mine hit a submerged log and ended up replacing the entire port outdrive and the lower starboard outdrive.

    I went with a Pirahna composite on my former Regal and could not have been happier. The breakaway blades gave me piece of mind. Probably not as good as stainless, however miles above aluminum. Plus, they have a blade ecchange program that allows you to dial your engine in until you are happy.

    Good luck.
    Best Regards,

    "Saint Max", '99 330 Dancer
    2007 6.2L Mercruiser Horizons; 1.5:1 Velvet V5000 "V" Drives

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    270 Sundancer
    330 TR

    Re: Which Prop Would Be Best

    I just bought a prop for my 270DA. I was running a 19.75x19 pitch, 330hp on a tr drive with a 2:1 ratio. That ran 4600 WOT. I talked to the guys at power tech and they recomended a 4 blade 17.5X19 pitch stainless. Not really sure how its going to perform but they thought it would be the best way to go. 4 blade are not as fast but the do have better hole shot and docking manners. I will let you know how it pans out. There is a good artical on canada on diameter,pitch,blade style and so on. Good luck!

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