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    Skat 3 Blade or Solas 15/20.

    Some of you have tried both and I don't want to throw $ away. Interested in some info. I am now turning a 15/20R at 8350 running around 76. If I went to the right Skat 3 blade (have no idea of what pitch is needed) what would the outcome be. I am interested in top speed only! I will give up hole shot and mid. Any true comparison would be appreciated.


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    i used to be into TOP SPEED ONLY at any and all costs... but once you get a tease of sick acceleration, no top speed will bring back the adrenaline of raw acceleration... u'll see!!

    but this wasn't to answer your question as i've never tried a 3-blader

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    Re: Skat 3 Blade or Solas 15/20.

    Quote Originally Posted by festus
    Some of you have tried both and I don't want to throw $ away. Interested in some info. I am now turning a 15/20R at 8350 running around 76. If I went to the right Skat 3 blade (have no idea of what pitch is needed) what would the outcome be. I am interested in top speed only! I will give up hole shot and mid. Any true comparison would be appreciated.
    I have run both and here are the results:
    15/20R 73.1 @ 8150

    3 Blade 72.1 @ 8250 RPM's with 82 mm ring
    3 Blade 72.4 banging the limiter with 83 mm ring

    Both tested out of the box. Once I get my engine back from Nils I will test the 3 blade with the 83 mm ring because I sent it to Jerry for a bend. Bad thing about that now is that I should not have put a bend in it because I want to be running about 8550 once i get it back together.

    Keep in mind, this is all done on my 04 GTX and if I had the correct pitch in the 15/20, I probably would have seen 74 +++ with ease...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby1485
    i used to be into TOP SPEED ONLY at any and all costs... but once you get a tease of sick acceleration, no top speed will bring back the adrenaline of raw acceleration... u'll see!!

    AMEN!!! to that steve

    talking about sick accel, today i holeshot everything that i found in the water including a BB triple piper Gpr a stage II RXP and a few moded XLT 's, nothing compare to this adrenaline rush , NOTHING!!!

    Red devil, which prop gave you the best acceleration? the 4 blade solas or the 3 blade scat? just curious, thanks

    Ray

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    what was the accelleration like with the 3 blade compared to the solas 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby1485
    i used to be into TOP SPEED ONLY at any and all costs... but once you get a tease of sick acceleration, no top speed will bring back the adrenaline of raw acceleration... u'll see!!

    but this wasn't to answer your question as i've never tried a 3-blader

    Thats why I have 2! Never said I don't like acceleration. Thanks for the info. Would like more though.

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    Both of my RXP's lost top speed with the 3 blade but I did not spin the prop off the line any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPR/STX-15F/RXT
    Red devil, which prop gave you the best acceleration? the 4 blade solas or the 3 blade scat? just curious, thanks

    Ray
    Ray,

    The 3 blade gave me better acceleration and the Solas top end, "HANDS DOWN" It is like having the best of both worlds. Just depends what you are in the mood for.

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    Festus - I have run both extensively and Jay is absolutely correct. The Solas 4 blade will give you more top. Period. (1+ mph for me). The Skat is the closed course champion though. Always has and always will. As Steve says, the acceleration is very addicting.
    One other note: the 3 blade seemed to run a little rougher than the 4 blade. I tested both when I was running a stock pump and I was actually nervous that my single bearing setup was going to give out with the Skat in there. People on the site have called it "harmonics". The 3 blade is not as fluid when it spins...I would not plan on running it for a long time in a modifiied craft w/out the Skat 3 bearing mod. Just my .02.

    Brendan

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDNJ
    Festus - I have run both extensively and Jay is absolutely correct. The Solas 4 blade will give you more top. Period. (1+ mph for me). The Skat is the closed course champion though. Always has and always will. As Steve says, the acceleration is very addicting.
    One other note: the 3 blade seemed to run a little rougher than the 4 blade. I tested both when I was running a stock pump and I was actually nervous that my single bearing setup was going to give out with the Skat in there. People on the site have called it "harmonics". The 3 blade is not as fluid when it spins...I would not plan on running it for a long time in a modifiied craft w/out the Skat 3 bearing mod. Just my .02.

    Brendan

    Thats the kind of info I like! Thanks!!!!!!!!

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