Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
FishinMaverick

prop size?

Recommended Posts

FishinMaverick

does anybody know where i can find the correct prop size for my mercury. I have the serail number,but don't know where to look for the correct size. all help is appreciated!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
marine_man

Quote:

where i can find the correct prop size


Prop size varies based on boat, load, engine hp, etc; so there's no one "right" prop for one given motor.

Are you trying to find out what prop size you have currently, or do you want to change prop sizes for performance reasons?

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tim Ellis

Maverick, I found this Mercury Prop Selecto website helpful. Here is the link: Mercury Prop Selector

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FishinMaverick

thx tim and marine man. The prop selector was useful. Now if i wanted to get on plane a little faster would i want to go down in pitch or up in pitch 13---->12 or 13---->14?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rtwills

down to improve hole shots, up for top end

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
marine_man

13 to 12.

The balancing act here though is that you don't want to overrev your motor at wide open throttle. You want good hole shot, and your WOT RPM's should be near the upper limit of your motor's RPM range.

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mnfishman

Quote:

13 to 12.

The balancing act here though is that you don't want to overrev your motor at wide open throttle. You want good hole shot, and your WOT RPM's should be near the upper limit of your motor's RPM range.

marine_man


That is exactly right. Also if you over prop and start lugging the engine that is not good for outboards either. What you need to do is run your boat with a full load and see what the RPM's are. If you are already within the upper limit of your RPM range then you would not want to decrease your pitch from let's say a 13 to a 12. You would run the risk of over revving the engine and seeing things that you don't want to see in an outboard.

Each pitch change in a prop will usually drop or raise the engine RPM by 300 RPM's. I can't remember which way to go if you go from alum to stainless but I think you have to go down a pitch when you change to stainless.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
marine_man

Quote:

I can't remember which way to go if you go from alum to stainless but I think you have to go down a pitch when you change to stainless.


When you switch to a stainless you typically need to drop a pitch as the stainless prop has more cupping.

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Cliff Wagenbach
      VG, Good bite most days now! All minnows for me. jigs or lindys. Chubs, shiners, and pike suckers. Found walleyes from 8' to 40' yesterday. Cliff
    • MinnowBuckets
      Thanks for chiming in and sharing how the river has been treating you lately. They sure are fun to catch. I am hoping to get out again this weekend for some more smallie action. Hopefully they are still near where I was able to find them last weekend....
    • Coleman
      I fish pretty much exclusively above the Sartell dam.  I normally try to hit it 2-3 times per week.  Over the last 3 weeks, I thought the fishing was down right ridiculous(even with the crazy high water) at times, 12-20 fish in a hour or two before sunset.  I found them right up on the bank, and of course in slower moving water.  There are a few spots north of the dam that are great places for high water.  Some larger areas where the water can swirl around and create backwash.  In fact, I'll point my boat down right and put spot lock on, because the water is flowing back up river, and just cast parallel with the bank.  Most of the time I'll throw a Scatter rap, then when I see a fish chasing bait, I'll throw out a wacky rig.   I went out last weekend to a spot I've been hitting, and the fish have diminished big time.  Caught 6 in a couple hours.  Then I went out last night, and caught one walleye.   So, with that in mind I figured they had to of gone to the deeper rock piles.  And, sure enough, I caught 2 just before sunset, then I headed in.   If you have SI, just drive down or up river and look for large groups of rock piles.  Go up river from them, and try and do a controlled drift over the rocks.  I normally use a jig and a tube.  And there's no mistaken them when they hit.   Even a few eyes mixed in every once in a while.  
    • VermilionGold
      Headed up for one last weekend of open water fishing.  Anyone been out this week, how’s the bite?
    • bbfenatic
      Marcum keeps designing great new products...this is almost a must have for anyone with any Marcum unit. I ordered one for my LX-7, all the features plus a smaller/lighter battery that gives more hours in between charges.....swweeeet!    
    • HugeHogChaser
      $575   -quick release plate 
      -Minnkota power drive bow mount 
      -80lb thrust, 24V
      -60 inch shaft
      -built in transducer 
      -plug/cord to connect fish finder to trolling motor 
      -foot pedal 
      -autopilot 
      -INCLUDED: 2 12v interstate marine battery's new as of June 2017. Fully charged and stored on trickle charger after each use. I'll even throw in the battery tender trickle charger for free.
    • Moneyfinancial locgic
      We gives out both business and personal cash no collateral required. term cash of all amounts I think you have come to the right place. We offer Cash at low interest rate of 3%. Interested people should please contact us on For immediate respond application Contact us via email moneyfinancial.locgic@gmail.com  
    • Yellowstone
      Ditto. I switched to a 3 inch shell in #2 shot. I missed a few wood ducks this morning but got one teal. Not bad for the WMA I was hunting. 2 ducks would be great. 3-4 like you won the lottery. Saw plenty of action but it was fast moving wood ducks out of range. Geese never showed. And you can't shoot trumpeter swans! There were plenty of those. Let my boy sleep in this morning. Tomorrow we'll hit the more pressured lake. I saw at least one person setting up on it this morning on my drive to the WMA. The nice thing about that - when you're almost certain you'll be the only one there - is that you can roll in not long before shooting time if it doesn't take you long to set up.
    • Bigfatbert
      Hey Moose , sounds like some tough shooting as of late for you at those duckies . Just curious as to what choke you are using ?
    • Wakemup
      Has anyone ever stored with Oak Narrows Storage before? Need a spot to put a Polaris Ranger for the winter and thinking of calling them for a space, does anyone have any experience or feedback? Any other recommendations would be welcome. Need a 10x10 or 10x12 space likely.
      Thanks!