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Old 08-09-2018, 09:41 AM
cletus9000 cletus9000 is offline
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Default Repowering 29 Classic with DF300s

Decided to bite the bullet and repower my boat this fall. Going from F250s approaching 2,000 hours with the DF300s. Really looking forward to the electronic controls with better ability to control RPM as well as maybe, just maybe a little better fuel consumption with more HP in the back. Any tips on this setup in terms of propping etc would be greatly appreciated. Guess this means I'm hanging on to this boat for a while longer!
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:50 PM
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I am standing and teetering on the fence myself with this one. VERY interested in the responses you get.....
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:34 AM
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On my 26 I found the zukes like a 16" diameter prop. I am running Powertech LFS4 20". PT makes the LFS props to go on zukes. An 18" would be close for your application if running heavy. A Zuke 3x16x18 may also work. Many are running the merc eco's with good results. I found the 4x15.25x22 Zuke slipped too much. My old Rev4's sucked.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:17 PM
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Thanks Gary, that's helpful.

Lefthook I'll keep the group posted on how it goes. I usually fish the Chesapeake through late December once I pull the boat back from the short so should have a window in late fall to early winter to get a good read on the engines.
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:23 PM
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https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating...00-marlin.html
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:19 AM
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Thanks, Gary. I'll read the thread on THT
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