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  1. Update: 22 SLX SPS tritoon with a Yamaha F150 turning a Quicksilver Q3 15X15 (identical to Enertia). The Q3 is impressive. The F150 ran at 5800-5900 RPM WOT giving 42 MPH on GPS with 3/4 tank and 2 people with clean toons.
  2. goldnrod24, Font too small? This post was done in size 14 font. Not sure what the issue was. The posting looked OK from my perspective. Yes, I read all the Yamaha performance bulletins before I chose a prop. The Reliance SDS was at the top of our list too, but we purchased the Q3 for much less. The Q3/Enertia is a recommended setup for my rig by the shops in my area. So far so good based on 3 hours on the water. Maybe someday a Reliance 14.5X15 SDS on sale could convince me to sell the back up Silverado. My original post, hopefully legible now: Posted 35 minutes ago ยท Report post We took delivery of our 22 SLX SPS tritoon with a Yamaha F150. We have only 3 break-in hours so far due to weather. We have 2 Quicksilver stainless props. The prop we purchased as our primary is a Quicksilver Q3 15X15 (identical to an Enertia) which is installed now. The Q3 is impressive, and let the F150 spin at 5800-5900 RPM WOT for a 5 second burst at 3 hours (mostly full tank, 2 people). It performs well around the dock too. Our backup for now is a Quicksilver Silverado 14.5X17 that we received at delivery. It performed OK during the initial 15 minute delivery run at idle-slow speeds. The dealer said they got 5600-5700 RPM at WOT on a similar 22 tritoon with the Yamaha F150. Once we have a few more hours we'll be able to make longer WOT runs. I'll take note of WOT RPM and MPH via GPS for the Q3. If we're happy with the all around performance of the Q3, the Silverado prop may stay dry, but ready, just-in-case.
  3. We took delivery of our 22 SLX SPS tritoon with a Yamaha F150. We have only 3 break-in hours so far due to weather. We have 2 Quicksilver stainless props. The prop we purchased as our primary is a Quicksilver Q3 15X15 (identical to an Enertia) which is installed now. The Q3 is impressive, and let the F150 spin at 5800-5900 RPM WOT for a 5 second burst at 3 hours (mostly full tank, 2 people). It performs well around the dock too. Our backup for now is a Quicksilver Silverado 14.5X17 that we received at delivery. It performed OK during the initial 15 minute delivery run at idle-slow speeds. The dealer said they got 5600-5700 RPM at WOT on a similar 22 tritoon with the Yamaha F150. Once we have a few more hours we'll be able to make longer WOT runs. I'll take note of WOT RPM and MPH via GPS for the Q3. If we're happy with the all around performance of the Q3, the Silverado prop may stay dry, but ready, just-in-case.
  4. Thanks for all the information. Stainless it is. I'm going to work with my dealer to see if we can try out a few at the pick up demo this Spring.
  5. royal4 Point well taken. Most of us will run at top speed much less than 10% of the time. In my particular situation, I'm searching for the right prop to retain a respectable top speed, but I'm concerned with the prop holding the nose high and dry in a heavy chop or swells without breaking loose. Many times I will encounter rough conditions for miles before I can get back to flatter water. I was hoping someone with a similar rig could share how well their Bennington SPS tritoon carried itself in rough water and recommend the prop that worked for them. I'll find out how far my dealer is willing to go with prop testing. Thanks for your insight.
  6. Thank you all for your quick input. I guess the folks responding so far are in favor of stainless, so I'll have to dig deeper for my purchase. The rpm issue is something I won't be able to deal with till I get my hands on the rig. The Yamaha Performance Bulletin link did show a top rpm at 5850, so I guess that's a sweet spot for the 4 stroke F150? The extra bite capability of a 4 blade prop is also interesting since my area is prone to very rough water at times. I've got a month or so before I have to pull the trigger on a prop purchase so I will digest all the advice provided. All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  7. My 2016 Bennington 22 SLX SPS tritoon w/Yamaha F150 is on order and I'm doing my homework to ensure I don't spend money on a prop that doesn't work. The dealer said they will prop the boat (aluminum) when it comes in to be sure it runs proper rpms under normal conditions, but have not mentioned a size. My running conditions may not be normal for most, so I'm looking for input. I'll need a setup that can run in rough water with up to an 8 mph current. I would like to preserve top end mph in case weather becomes an issue. Using the online Yamaha prop selector tool, I have narrowed my numbers down to a 3 blade 15-15.25 diameter X 15 pitch in aluminum, or a 3 blade 14.25-15 diameter X 16 pitch in stainless. I'm not sure the stainless or a 4 blade prop would be better for my setup, but I'm open to information and experience. Thanks for your input.