08-03-2008, 04:55 PM
I have a '95 Lund ProV Dlx 1890 with a 150 Johnson 2 stroke carb motor. I bought the boat used and couldn't find markings on the current prop. It's aluminum, but not sure anything else. I was just wondering what prop everyone would suggest for this boat. My Dad strongly suggests a good stainless prop. A marine center that is helping me suggests aluminum if I'm not interested in getting the 2-3 mph for the extra cost of the stainless. I pull the kids on tubes once in a while. The marine center is suggesting going with 2 alum props, one for primary use and another lower pitched for pulling tubes. Since I don't know much about the props, I would appreciate any suggestions, thanks.
I think that for your boat, an aluminum Johnson 17 pitch prop for tube pulling and a 19 pitch prop for cruising would put you in the ball park. You have a big boat, and I suspect that these props will be about perfect for the boat.
Then, if you find a prop that really works for you - you might want to try out a few different stainless props to get the best out of your boat.
The big advantage of stainless is that they are much tougher and much more durable.
You may or may not get a performance difference on your boat. Boats your size are such that you may or may not get a performance boost with the stainless props. However, you do get a prop that needs to be fixed much less often in a comparable stainless prop.
08-04-2008, 05:29 PM
Thanks REW. I always appreciate your advice.