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Posted by JohnnyG
2/13/2018 1:18 AM
I have a 1988 Norris Craft 1750XL Vee with a Mercury Blackmax 150 Xr2 (1986 I think). I have a Quicksilver 48-11078A40 25Pitch prop on it now. It seems to work pretty good but it’s a bit dinged up and I was wanting to replace it. I can get into the 5000-5500rpm range with it on plane and me and my brother are both big guys over 6’ and 250lbs+ lol. I couldn’t find this prop online and I don’t know much about props in relation to performance. Does anyone know of a good replacement that will fit my motor and be comparable to the one I have? Or any suggestions on what would work better for overall performance? Thanks.
Posted by fischnrod
2/13/2018 5:51 AM
Trophy plus props are good for overall
6000--7000 rpm max
Not sure what pitch you need but each pitch change equals 200 rpm
There is a lot of other guys on here that can be more specific with a ton more outboard knowledge than me
Posted by hoop235
2/13/2018 8:16 AM
I'll agree with "fischnrod" that a 4 blade Trophy would work well. Thay motor needs to turn 5500 to 6000 for best performance.
I would recommend that you call Tim Hackney at Performce Propeller in Soddy-Daisy and see if he has something you could try.
Posted by Tn bullet
2/13/2018 9:26 AM
Go see Tim over in soddy at performance propellers
Posted by scooby-doo pole
2/13/2018 10:44 AM
Below is the link to Mercury's Prop Selector guide... it's a step by step guide to select the best prop you're looking for based on what results you're looking to achieve. Just answer the 5 questions... boat type, usage/performance goal (acceleration, top speed, hole shot), engine type/size, and pitch. Based on your answers, it will recommend a couple different prop.

Prop Selector | Mercury Marine

Edited by scooby-doo pole 2/13/2018 10:45 AM
Posted by JohnnyG
2/13/2018 11:47 AM
Thanks everyone.
Posted by TN444PSD
2/13/2018 2:29 PM
Ive got each, a 25 and 26 Trophy plus 4 blade pro for sale if you interested, 275 each or 500 for both.
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