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    What do you guys think about stainless steel props? I am new to the boating world and just bought my first boat. I was told that a person shouldn't use a stainless steel prop because if you do hit something with the prop the stainless steel is stronger and increases the risk of taking out your lower unit. What are your opinions on this? Any advice would be great. Thanks

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    More information is necessary. What kind of boat, used where etc.

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    With a stainless you get more performance out of the engine. They are more expensive then your normal props. I have to with a 15 degree pitch on my boat.
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    Sorry the lack of info on my thread. The boat is a 26 ft Hewescraft cuddy with twin 115 yamaha's. I intend to use the boat out of Whittier, Seward and Homer.

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    Go for the SS. I was impressed with the gains I got with my single 225 Honda. Make sure the dealer will take them back until you get the right pitch. With a boat that new and of that size, you're probably insured anyway if you take out your lower unit. One problem with twins is if you take out one lower unit, whatever you hit probably took out your other one too, and maybe you left your transom as a marker for the next guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveak21 View Post
    Sorry the lack of info on my thread. The boat is a 26 ft Hewescraft cuddy with twin 115 yamaha's. I intend to use the boat out of Whittier, Seward and Homer.
    I have the a 26 hewes. go with the SS you won't go wrong.
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    Hey Alaska Grey, what motor and prop set-up do you have on your Hewes? Have you been happy with your Hewes 26ft? Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveak21 View Post
    Hey Alaska Grey, what motor and prop set-up do you have on your Hewes? Have you been happy with your Hewes 26ft? Thanks for the help.

    twin 115 with 2 ss props with 15 degree pitch
    Love my boat.
    Homer I go out 40 miles
    Whitter been to Montegue
    Seward been to seal rock

    I have a 160 gal tank. What do you have?
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    Well the boat is on order, won't be here till April. I purchased it at the Dewey's boat show. I got the new 26 ft cuddy with twin 115 yamaha's and the 160 gal tank. Not sure what pitch prop they are putting on. Have you tested different pitch props? What type of fuel consumption are you getting and is there anything different you would do with your boat or setup. Thanks

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    The 15 will give you better speed. the 17 I forget what they actually do. I think you loose speed but get a faster plane?

    I have not played around. Here is a msn four site for hewes owners
    you can find out allot of things here

    http://groups.msn.com/HewescraftBoats/messages.msnw
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    The lower the pitch the slower the boat but you get on step faster and can carry more of a load. Think of it like first gear in your car being, let's say, an 11 pitch prop and overdrive being a 19 pitch prop.

    Find out the optimum full throttle RPM of our motor, usually around 5500 rpm's and find a prop that will reach that with the load you are going to carry.

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