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jsmoke222000
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Mercury unveils new Pro Max prop

I've been waiting on this for months!!! Can't wait to get one of these on my boat!



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fishfighter
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re: Mercury unveils new Pro Max prop
Just be careful on what you wish. Your boat is way fast enough now.


Geauxdaddy88
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Speaking of boats, where is a good place to look to buy a used boat? Sportsman website is always having fake ads in teh classifieds. I don't really want to buy a new one because I won't be able to use it enough to justify it. Looking for a used bass boat.


Drop4Loss
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re: Mercury unveils new Pro Max prop
4 bladed prop

Nuthin new here..............................


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Langston
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Would have loved to try this on my stroker. Jsmoke, whats your boat weigh? With the way its worded and the pic of the allison, bullet, and flats boats, I was thinking its for hulls around 1200 lbs.
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jsmoke222000
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Well the problem that I have had with my previous props is maintaining that speed. I can run 70 mph with a 26p bravo 1 xs but those props are very thin & you will wear the cupping off of them very quickly running in skinny water (marsh). The hole shot is amazing as well as acceleration & top end but I put a brand new bravo 1 xs on my boat last year & wore the cupping off in 4 days. Dropped from 70 to 64. I did a little research & found out that the 27p bravo 1 xs is actually the same exact prop as the 26p, it just has more cupping. They both come out of the same mold. So I got a 27p & I get the same top end speed but less hole shot.

I did more digging & ended up buying a Turbo TXP OT4 24p prop. Much thicker blades, holds up way better in the marsh. Running 68 with it & hole shot is great but i still lost top end over the bravo xs.

Mercury has been working on this pro max prop for the last 18 months & it's supposed to be a much beefier prop that will not tear up when running in skinny water & still have the performance of the bravo 1 xs.

Looking forward to running mid 70's with this thing.


jsmoke222000
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My hull weighs 1350 lbs.


Langston
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Nice. I never had any problem with losing cupping and never heard it mentioned from my padnuhs that fish down there a lot. Thats interesting. My bravo would push me to 96 loaded to fish with the seats up and everything the day I put it on and the same thing the day I sold it.


jsmoke222000
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Well which bravo are you referring to?

The Bravo 1: LINK

or

The Bravo 1 XS: LINK
(This is a Mercury Racing prop)


There is a big difference between these 2 props. I run a 26p xs but a 24p regular bravo 1. The blades on the bravo 1 xs are a lot thinner & that is why they wear out so fast when you run them in shallow water.

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Langston
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1 XS. Not a better prop out there in my book for carrying a load. They have a ton of stern lift.


AboveGroundPool
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Speaking of boats, where is a good place to look to buy a used boat? Sportsman website is always having fake ads in teh classifieds. I don't really want to buy a new one because I won't be able to use it enough to justify it. Looking for a used bass boat.


bass boat central


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AboveGroundPool
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1 XS. Not a better prop out there in my book for carrying a load. They have a ton of stern lift.


i need to look into this one


Langston
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What size do you think you need?


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Langston
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Also, have you looked at the champion owner board on BBC? Its a good place to start ( i know your not starting though). They will have setup listed with what prop and speeds.

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AboveGroundPool
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Also, have you looked at the champion owner board on BBC? Its a good place to start ( i know your not starting though). They will have setup listed with what prop and speeds


yea i've been playing with it, think i need a 25p, been running a 26p but i lose 200 rpms with a full tourny load, i used to run a 25p on my old champ, just need to try it...i've been on that board quite a bit


jsmoke222000
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re: Mercury unveils new Pro Max prop
When I first got my boat I had a 24p bravo 1, when I changed to the xs pro I went up to a 26. If you are running a 25p prop now, you may actually need a 26p or 27p if you are gonna run a bravo 1 xs. I have a brand new 27p bravo 1 xs at my house if you wanna get together & try it out 1 day. I will probably sell it as soon as I can get a pro max prop.


Langston
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Im anxious to see what the Pro max does. Jsmoke, im not familiar with it, so this might be a dumb question, but if its a thicker blade, what makes you think it will out preform the 1xs? I could see something close to preformance and lasting longer with your problems your having witht the cup, but why more speed? All I know is what youve said or I read on that link so sorry if its obvious.


AboveGroundPool
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i think my problem is i'm running a slightly larger prop than i need to be. I get great performance when i'm alone with my gear with the 26p tempest plus, but when i add another person and their gear i lose about 200 rpm, give or take, i think that little bit extra load is too much for that 225 and the 26p...i ran a 25p trophy on my old boat (champion) without a problem so i'm thinking i need to do the same here

if i try the bravo 1xs i guess i need to try the same size i'm running now it looks like
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fishfighter
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I did more digging & ended up buying a Turbo


Watch those props. I snapped off two shafts due to them. Last one broke off in 75' of water. The shafts twised off just outside the lower unit. Both in the same spot.


007mag
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Geauxdaddy88

Craigslist or bassboatoutlet.com


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