Mazco Prop for Valero YT

Randy, 

I saw your post regarding the Mazco RE 26 or 28 prop.  I have a RE 28 that I recently bent up and had reworked.  With this prop (before I bent it up) the prior owner had the boat over 100.  It comes out of the hole pretty slow (did when I test drove the boat before buying it).  Would a RE 29 or 30 help get out of the hole better without sacrificing to much on top end.   

For the time being, I am content in the 70s to high 80's.  Until I get more seat time with the boat. 

Thanks,

Steve

 

Steve: 

Sounds like this prop got screwed up somehow before the major damage happened.  I do not think the 29 or 30 would be better out of the hole, I think they would be worse.  Top end would be relatively the same, just the RPM would be different.  At this point, I would suggest sending the prop back to Mazco to have it repaired back to the original spec.  If you want to, you can send it to me, I would measure it and look at it and give you my opinion.  It may just be something simple.  Hard to say without seeing it, but I would think the problem would be obvious as the 28's are usually very good out of the hole.  Either way, I think your 28 could be repaired to run 100 again. 

Randy

 

 

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Thanks,
Mark C.

 

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