Prop Selection for Hustler
Hi Randy, My name is Brian Krause from Winona, Minnesota. I recently joined the Hydrostream Registry. I currently am running a 1990 12'2" Hustler with a 1977 Merc 70hp 3 cyl. I am also running with a 6" Springfield manual jackplate. I cannot find any props as Iím currently running a 15'' pitch powertech prop but am running 6500 rpm's plus a little more, when I'd like to be between 5500 and 5700 rpm's. I tried talking to some dealers around my home but I didn't get very good answers. This is a hard combination to figure out but you seem to be the man to know, any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. PS:I need help bad!!! Thanks again Brian Krause of Winona Minnesota
We ran a hustler with a 75 hp Johnson short shaft in the late 80's. It
worked pretty good. Merc makes a 10 1/2 x 18" chopper for your motor.
If you put a little roll in the leading edge for acceleration, it worked
the best. Our little craft went near 70 mph, but was a handful.
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