Thread: Solas 12/18 Prop GP1300r
01-06-2007, 08:27 PM #1
Solas 12/18 Prop GP1300r
Just curious if anybody has tried one with a stock setup, excluding rp,ppk,grate. I'm willing to sacrafice 2 mph top end for better holeshot, midrange, and rough water riding.
01-06-2007, 08:34 PM #2
Yes, the 13/19 prop has great rough water recovery, and takeoff. You might find that you don't need to go down to the 12.
In fact if you really want a good rough water prop, try a 13/19 swirl style prop. They make them for the stock pumps and they pull hard. You certainly lose smooth water speed.
01-06-2007, 08:42 PM #3
01-06-2007, 08:44 PM #4
i have a depitched 13/19 to a 12/18 and it is awesome. definately lost top end. holeshot is great and pulls like a freight train in the mid
01-06-2007, 08:49 PM #5
Since i picked up this ski a month and half ago I've been debating between a Solas 12/18 or skat 13/19. But since most people on these sites have modified engines that force them to run higher pitch props, there hasn't been alot of feedback on the lower pitch props. I'm trying to get a feel which prop works the best with the setup i posted originally
01-06-2007, 08:51 PM #6
R1, Welcome. What year? mods? where you?
Great question. The reduction nozel needs to be considered along with the prop. If you want low/hook-up an XLT 3*, 87mm nozel should be considered.
01-06-2007, 09:06 PM #7
Thx for the heart warming welcome.
I edited my profile as you can see.
I'm live in the phoenix,az area. I own a 2003 Gp1300R that I picked up 1 1/2 months ago for 3500.00. I have no mods yets, but I'll be there before the summer.
So the XLTs come with 87mm exit nozzels. Also I'm hearing 2 stories that these nozzels will make you lose speed and this nozzels will not affect speed.
01-06-2007, 09:10 PM #8
Like everything else.... it depends.
You will never see top end speeds on a race course, or in rough water. With a 3deg nozzle, you will see a more level attitude on the ski, which will keep it hooked up in rougher water. When we race, we put on the 3 deg nozzles, and stock plates. Period.
For smooth water, as you know, there are a ton of things you can do. I'm in east Mesa, and can go to the lake back-half of the week, if you want to do some tuning. I also have a swirl prop you can play with.
01-06-2007, 09:12 PM #9
01-06-2007, 09:19 PM #10
Yeh I had checked out your website long time ago. Pretty cool. With this baby I'm going to just sit on the side line and try to stay pretty much stock. Back in the dayyyyy when I was a running a VirageTx and Slx i was big time into the tuning scene, but it became very costly with having to replace pistons and cylinders, but dam those were the days. Oh sorry lost focus. What kind of pitch is that prop?
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