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Posted by Johna
3/8/2018 11:16 AM
Friend of mine just had lower unit replaced on his 60 hp 4 stroke Merc on a tracker 175 tx. Dealer has tried 2-3 times to replace the prop and none have worked. Does anyone know what prop comes on these boats? Thanks
Posted by Lx545
3/8/2018 11:35 AM
My triton vt 17 with a 50 likes a 14 pitch prop. 12 if you have more than 2 people in it.
Posted by Johna
3/8/2018 1:56 PM
He has tried 12 and 13. Over rev engine and blows out if you touch the trim
Posted by fischnrod
3/8/2018 2:02 PM
Motor might be to high on the transom
Posted by Lx545
3/8/2018 2:42 PM
Gotta be to high. Only changed was the lower unit?
Posted by river rat
3/8/2018 3:04 PM
Is he using the same prop as before could be the gear ratio in the new unit is different
Posted by Johna
3/8/2018 5:36 PM
Although the original prop has a few dings it still performs as usual. I think the dealer that replaced the unit is trying to unload a cheaper prop on him. According to what I have found out so far the original prop is 10 3/8X14 3 blade. Found a video where guy tested a Mercury spitfire 10.1X15 4 blade on exact same boat with great results.
Posted by Gator
3/8/2018 8:08 PM
Just take original prop to Dans Prop Shop or Performance Propeller and get it reworked. It will be just like new.
Posted by Tn bullet
3/8/2018 9:21 PM
Who replaced the lower unit
Posted by camaro88z
3/8/2018 10:13 PM
Performance prop in Soddy Daisy can have him fixed with easy. They know what they are doing.
Posted by B-TRACKER
3/8/2018 11:28 PM
i got a tracker pro 175 with a 75hp 4 stroke and i am runnuing a 21p 13 3/4 on mine.but i think it needs a 19p. mine runs 4800rpm and it goes 42 to 43mph.
Posted by lafae7
3/9/2018 12:39 AM
Plus one vote for engine height. It will take a lot of hp to blow out because of improper prop selection. For example an an Allison with 300 hp could blowout off the line. Not so much a tracker. P.s. My buddy has same boat. I'll ask him and get his engine height. Tomorow

Edited by lafae7 3/9/2018 12:39 AM
Posted by Fshn Cpa
3/9/2018 3:38 PM
Could be the plugs on the prop. I had a similar problem with my E-Tec 200 and went to smaller hole plugs.
Posted by silvertalon
3/12/2018 11:47 AM
IMO, the best comment I've seen in this thread is; The dealer is using after market props rather than original Quicksilver merc prop. Just bring the original to Tim at Performance Propeller and have it rebuilt. fyi, I don't see where there is an after market lower unit for the 4 stroke 60. Only 75 hp and up so, It is most likely a Merc replacement gearcase. All trackers have the engines mounted the same height at the factory. Make sure you don't have a transducer or something causing air turbulence at the prop.
Posted by Johna
3/12/2018 12:44 PM
This weekend the dealer finally gave him the correct prop. Everything is fine now. Prop along with lower unit was covered by insurance. Thank for all the replies.
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