Loving my new Rig. Went from a 16 foot Stanley with a 60hp E-Tec to a 19 Foot Stanley Islander with a 150 E-Tec. Brilliant advice has got me in a vessel that is all I expected and more. Been researching propellers (need a spare) and have significantly researched the topic.
19 Foot Stanley- 1750 lbs. dry weight, 24 gallons tank, Minn Kota Riptide SF 80lbs, 3 batteries plus fishing family.
150 E-Tec- 418 lbs. Brings me pretty close to 3000 lbs- give or take.
Prop is BRP aluminum 14.8 x 17. WOT 5600 RPM at 47/48 mph. Hole shot is killer and sweet spot mid- range cruising is about 3100 RPM @ 26.5 MPH with 4.6 GPH. No complaints at all. Perfectly set up and running like a dream.
The objective of the exercise is to maximize efficiency. (and have a spare prop) This leads me to believe that the Rebel is the way to go. Most days require a 4 to 8 mile run to the fishing holes or the family beach. Nipissing can be nasty as well and throw some swells or some 4 footers with white caps. Obviously, I understand some extensive Nipissing trials are required to test and demo until the right prop is found.
I will be trying the Rebel Props. Where should I start? the 17 pitch or the 19 pitch? Really looking forward to doing the trials but would be really curious to hear the expert's opinion on:
1. Will it perform that much more efficiently than current set-up?
2. Is it worth the investment?
It may be best to start with a 15" Rebel prop and monitor the top rpm with a normal load aboard. Your engine is most efficient if propped in the 5500-5800 rpm.
Due to the larger blade area, a 15" Rebel turns closer to the rpm of a regular 17" prop.
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