I recently picked up a used Honda 9.9 to replace my 8hp 2-stroke Johnson. But, the 240mm x 220mm (9.4"d x 8.7"p) three blade prop on the Honda is hammered and I really need to replace it before it goes in the water.
I'll be using it for trolling, and as a backup to the main on my 17-foot Arima. Loaded, the boat weighs in at 3200 pounds, and has an 8-foot beam. It also has a fairly high wind profile due to the hardtop. I want to be able to troll slow (~1mph) or fast. I also need it to be able push the boat to hull speed (~6.5mph) in bad weather and still be able to maintain control.
Using these criteria, I'm leaning towards a 10"d x 7"p four blade Solas. Does anybody have any experience or opinions about this motor/prop combo? Any other recommendations?