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Which prop?

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Last fall I fried the powerhead in my 1996 Johnson 90HP. After a lot of agonizing about rebuild vs repower, I bit the bullet and bought a new Evinrude E-Tec 90HP. The dealer is bolting it to my transom today and Monday we'll do sea-trials and prop-selection. He'll throw in any SS prop I want, but is recommending a Viper as the best match for this motor/hull.

The boat is a 16.5-foot V-hull (Smoker 161 ProMag), with a fairly long sloping canadian-style bow.

Anyone with a similar rig running an E-Tec? What prop do you use? What pitch?

Recommendations?

Thanks in advance,

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I had the Smokercraft Phantom, with the 88hp Evinrude. 17 pitch and 19 pitch props. 17 got out of the hole quicker, 19 had higher top end.

Aluminum prop, too many things out there to hit, such as , submerged deadheads, patio furniture, and the occasional rock.

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hans ...give handbergs up in crane lake a call ...they will know....

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Hey Hans,

I ran a 17 on my 90 Evinrude with my Crestliner and she's about the same size as your boat. Been hearing some good things about the E-tech motors so I hope you'll be happy with it. grin.gif

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Been hearing some good things about the E-tech motors so I hope you'll be happy with it.


Time will tell, but seems like a case of "having your cake and eating it too" --- all the advantages of a 4-stroke (quiet, slow idle, no smoke, fuel economy) without the disadvantages (weight, higher price, mechanical complexity).

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