View Poll Results: If you HAD to replace the impeller on a 60hp motor, would you go Stainless or Alum

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  • Go Stainless - You'll love it!

    15 93.75%
  • Stick with Aluminum - No real advantages at that HP

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Thread: Stainless Vs. Aluminum

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    New member Frenchy in AK's Avatar
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    Default Stainless Vs. Aluminum

    So I need to replace the impeller on my Merc 60HP jet (on a 16ft allweld). Reading the other thread on Stainless Impellers, it was said that the only real benefit of the stainless over the aluminum (in the low HP ranges) would be durability.

    So I guess my question is how many of you would spring for the stainless and how many would stick for the aluminum . What are your thoughts on stainless vs. aluminum?

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    I went stainless simple for the durability. If I needed more horse-power/performance, I would have bought a bigger motor. I keep my aluminum as a spare with me everywhere I go.

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    I guess I should of added that the costs are around 425 for Stainless and 225 for aluminum.

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    Thumbs up SST forever

    I am a Stainless Steel fan. My first impellor in 1988 was aluminum. When it wore out I bought a stainless. I still have and use that impellor. It does need to be rebuilt as it is worn, but it has been well worth the initial investment. My newer motor is also set up with stainless impellor and props.

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    Not to steal the thread question, but has anybody that bought a stainless impeller for an outboard motor found that it is not the same taper as the wear ring/sleeve?

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