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8-Ball

OK- I have a 90 2-stroke Johnson, but it does not troll down enough for me. I don't want to mess with a drift sock. I have a trolling motor, and use it. But, there are times and situations, especially fishing after dark, where I don't want to drop the trolling motor in to troll. I also know about the add-on devices I could put on to the area above the prop. Don't really want that, either. What size prop would you suggest I look at so I can troll down slower? Again, I have a 90 hp 2-stroke pushing a 1750 Sportfish. Thanks in advance..

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8-Ball

Sorry- current prop is 14X17.

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Surface Tension

I think to see any slow down at all you'll be compromising WOT performance greatly and to the extent of over revving.

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8-Ball

ST- This would be a prop I would be using strictly for trolling-nothing else.

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Surface Tension

I see a 14x10 prop for heavy load. Propco part # *JJJJ-10SP.

I have no idea what to expect for trolling but like I said the RPMs will scream at WOT. You could call Jay Soderbloom and see what he says.

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8-Ball

Thanks ST- I will give him a ring.

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Ralph Wiggum

You're going to switch props just to troll?

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Whoaru99

Dropping the trolling motor every now and then sure sounds easier than changing props every now and then.

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8-Ball

Yep- not that tough, just removing a cotter pin.

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Ralph Wiggum

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Yep- not that tough, just removing a cotter pin.


To each his own. Just make sure you have a spare prop nut and cotter pin with you for the time you drop it in the lake.

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8-Ball

It gets changed before I drop it in-thanks for that key piece of advice just the same. I am looking for others recommendations about said subject- that is why I posted the topic, and that is what this forum is all about, I think. Take your sarcasm somewhere else.

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Ralph Wiggum

No sarcasm was intended tongue.gif

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marine_man

If you decide to do this you will need to watch your RPM's and adjust your throttle position accordingly when moving in between fishing locations - otherwise, depending on where you end up with the prop you could be bumping up against the rev limiter.

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