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Old 09-17-2011, 04:02 AM   #1
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Default can prop pitch be measured?

I recently had my normal prop out for repair but the numbers were hard to read. It read J14.5 but could not read the pitch-looked like either 13, 18 or 19. I compared it to my spare prop 16x16P and the pitch looks the same or very close. I lined up paint stir sticks on both props and they both looked like about 45 degrees. Is there a way to accurately find the pitch of my normal prop?

1991 Maxum 2300 SCR 4.3L I'm told the stern drive is a Gen 2.

ran 1 trip with the 16x16; seemed to evacuate much more water. Didn't notice much other difference but new boater here.
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:30 AM   #2
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yes..take it to your local prop shop and they can measure it for you...you can't do it without a gauge...


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Old 09-17-2011, 04:48 AM   #3
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thanks Sea Puppy; you're always there to help & its much appreciated. Going down to 43 degrees F tonight. Brrrr summer was too short
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what summer???......we had basically 10 days of it and it's now heading south again....dang...

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Most have it stamped on the outside of the prop. Obviously yours doesn't, though I thought I'd it out incase you hadn't looked yet.
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Update: for shrew, it was written on the inside but just could not read the pitch. Talked to the prop shop that did the repair and its evidently a 19. Haven't actually seen it yet.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:59 PM   #7
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Default Pic my 2 props

Hopefully I'll be able to upload pic of my 2 props

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As previously stated, the damaged 14.5X19P is my normal prop and the 16x16P was the spare thats now on the boat but will soon be changed back to my normal, now repaired prop.
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Ouch - that 14.5 looks to have taken a beating. They can fix that?

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Old 09-21-2011, 01:57 AM   #9
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yes they can and my marina indicated that the prop shop could repair worse. When I see it [marina 1.5 hrs away] I'll pass on my impressions. mike
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ouch...the one on the right shoulda really made some vibrations...the one on the left is known as a big eared prop.....that one is easy to clean up.....

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