Prop for Gambler

I have a 20' 6" gambler ski boat. When I bought the boat it came with two props. 1 Was a 28 pitch 4 blade stainless steel prop and the other was a land and sea torque shift prop. The man I bought it from said it would run 80 with the right prop on it and that the land and sea was the best one for it. However, It has a couple of parts on it that I need to replace before I can use it. I have been doing some research on the prop and have found a lot of people do not recommend it. I have read that it is not very easy to set up and that it has a tendency to throw blades or throw them off if you hit the bottom or get the prop out of the water.  I am wondering what you think is best?  I was thinking of going with a 3 blade 26" pitch chopper series prop? Or should I rebuild the torque prop and see how it works out?

Thanks,
Brandon White

 

The Land and Sea prop is ok if you maintain it every time it is used. More trouble than it is worth in my book. Try a chopper or even a trophy 4 blade.

Randy

 

 

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Thanks,
Mark C.

 

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