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Old 10-14-2016   #41
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Originally Posted by thinksnow View Post
I would suggest the same size prop 7 1/4" but a lesser pitch. So if you have a 19 degree pitch you want to drop to a 17 or 15 degree pitch. And a 4 blade.

Correct me if I'm wrong anyone I'm shooting from the hip.

googled 5 hp pusher prop and got this in a couple seconds.
Boat Propellers, Stainless Steel Boat Props - Discount Propeller
The smallest prop they sell on that site is 9.25"...so it wouldn't work with the 2-6hp motors. Its really hard to find alternate propellers for small outboards. They do make an a factory alternate one for my Honda motor, but its hard to find a place to purchase it or any account of someone who has used it to see if it will make a difference.

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Old 10-14-2016   #42
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I noticed that the smallest was 9.25'' on that site. I'll get in touch with Lehr and see if they have anything.
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Old 10-14-2016   #43
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I bought my motor from Denver Boat Shop - Boat Repairs and Tohatsu Parts and Accessorries and they sold me a flatter prop at the same time. I think 9 deg stock changed down to 8, still 3 blade. Not sure if a 4 blade would work even better or not. They might be able to help order exactly what you need. It's a wooden front door with repairs in the outbuilding kind of place, but they seem to know their stuff. I know how to pull the starter cord, but not all that much more beyond what I can Google.
My set-up pushed my cataraft plus a 3 wide barge across the front without much difficulty.
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Old 10-15-2016   #44
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Most prop shops can change the existing pitch of most Aluminum or Stainless props. Just get a stock one and get it changed to the desired pitch.

I've used Jim's Prop Shop in Denver for my 115.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #45
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5hp 2 cycle long shaft pushing 5/pulling 2. Do it every year. slow but effective
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So I came up with a trick for unplugging the water intake with the silty ass water we have in the desert.
We just put the end of the hose from my carlson pump over the where the cooling water is discharged, it did a really good job of back flushing out the debris, and that motor had gotten completly clogged by running over a sand bar.
Still learning about outboards, but thought I'd share what I found.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #47
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Thanks for posting the tip. We've only used the motor one time from Diamond Creek to Pierce and it never occured to me that running over a sand bar could plug it up. I hit a couple. Still learning about them ourselves. I'll definitely keep an eye on the water coming out of the discharge port.
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Froud wrote the book on it...... as well as Reynolds, Mach and Newton.
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