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Dominick, Marine Mechanic
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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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90 horse 4 stroke Honda outboard on a Carolina skiff DLV 178.

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90 horse 4 stroke Honda outboard on a Carolina skiff DLV 178. Currently running a stainless 3 blade Solas 13.25X17 prop. Not happy with top speed. What would be a good alternative?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? What kind of RPMS and speed are you getting now?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
About 28 mph R 5,000 rpm.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Name is ***** ***** to 30 MPH @ 5,000 to 5,500 rpm.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hi Roger. How heavy are you loading the boat to get these speeds? I'm doing some propeller math here and I'm using 400lbs of weight figuring 2 adults and some gear. But how much weight are you putting in?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
That's about right.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hi Roger. I got your request for a call. Phone calls are an extra service provided at an extra fee. Did you prefer the phone call or did you want to stay online?