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Looking for advice on what prop I should get. Wanting to get a new stainless prop for my 2010 yamaha 25 2 stroke . Boat is a 15/42 welbilt. I think the one that came on it is a 11. But not positive. Have to look again. Just wondering if anybody has been in this situation. The one It has on It now seems to do fine. Just wondering if another pitch would help any? Thanks in advance.
 

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The factory 3x9 7/8x 11 1/4" is a good prop. Do you know your current RPM? 6000 is maximum. You need to know that before choosing a prop. I usually stay out of these discussions unless the RPM is known; as most of these threads get out of hand quickly with everyone's opinion.

A 12" is usually a little more sluggish down low but might pick it up a mph on the top end. I said "might" because no one knows your setup. It could quite possibly slow it down a little. I've tried several different props on my 548 war eagle with that motor, and found that they weren't but maybe 1 mph difference on the top end, while losing a little hole shot performance. We have to remember that the engine is only 398cc-it can't develop a lot of torque down low, as compared to the 500cc engines that most other brands use.

Do you know your current maximum speed? With that prop, it should be 28 to 29 mph max, assuming everything is set up somewhat properly. 28.8 mph is exactly what my 4 stroke runs with that same exact prop, at 6100 RPM. It's the better performer than the 11" Turbo HotShot, IMO but mine is a 4 stroke and that can make a difference. Never tried the 11" Turbo on the 2 smoke 25 when I had it but I did try a Yamaha 12" white aluminum and was not pleased with it, overall.
 

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Mine will run about 28 or 29. Which is plenty fast enough. And it seems pretty good out of the hole but that's the only prop I've ever ran. Just curious on some opinions before I buy one. Thanks for the input
 

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11 or 12 pitch powertech SRA. Usually you can buy one and if you don't scratch it up they will let you trade for a different pitch.
 

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Power tech that much better than a Solas??? Don't know anything about a stainless prop so just wondering if it's worth the extra cash.
 

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Am curious as to how much difference there is in the SRA 11" and the factory white aluminum 11 1/4".

The SRA is going to be more durable, no doubt. Other than that what's the difference. Hole shot? Top speed? Mid range? Bow lift? Stern lift? etc. Just curious to satisfy my own curiosity.
 
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