Valero YT/Merc 260 Prop

Friend of mine has a 1987 Valaro YT with a 260 merc. He lost his wheel last week along with his prop shaft. I set him up with a CLE which has a Bobs cone. I need to know which prop to get for him. Iím thinking a 14x30 small ear cleaver?????? Also if any one has one for sale please email me asap at



Ironically I'm working on a 2.5 carb/Valero YT combo. So far I'm leaning toward a 26 or 28 Mazco RE. The boat seems to like them. I've tried a Hoss cut chopper and that's good too. I'd stay away from the cleaver as the boat needs lift and you'll need a very special cleaver to get good overall results. The boat likes the gearcase below the pad as it lost all its acceleration and weight carrying ability above the pad.

                                                      Hope this gets you started.



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