Welcome to Club Bennington

An official club forum for Bennington boats

Login Register

Best SS Prop for 2017 SLXP w/ Yamaha 115 and SPS Tritons performance package???

Discussion in 'Members Zone: Props and Power' started by ugleeual, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. ugleeual

    ugleeual Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    33
    Looking to upgrade to a SS prop now that I gouged my aluminum prop on small rocks hidden on a sand bar in lake Anna, VA that my neighbors said was pure sand... last time I'll do that!!!


    I was getting good performance out of the aluminum prop (WOT 35 mph at 5900rpm) w/ 4 pax and full tank.  My boat is only a month/half old and has the SPS here toon performance package and sea star steering.  Any recommendations from seasoned owners with similar config?
     
  2. cwag911

    cwag911 Moderator

    Messages:
    5,825
    Likes Received:
    1,890
    Location:
    Denver, NC on beautiful Lake Norman
    What size is on it now?
     
  3. Michiman

    Michiman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,797
    Likes Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    Okemos, MI
    We've got a different set-up so I won't be able to offer prop size suggestions, other than to say that you might want to talk to your dealer. Given the size of your engine, a SS might not give you as much bang for the buck as you might expect. Hopefully you'll get some feedback from those with a similar boat!
     
  4. ugleeual

    ugleeual Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    33
    I asked my dealer what they installed... they put on two different props during pre delivery to get the best performance... he has not responded back yet.  Is there a way to tell on the actual prop what size and brand?
     
  5. myv10

    myv10 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    182
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pa.
    The number should be stamped on the prop, 2 numbers actually,  the pitch and size,
     
    cwag911 likes this.
  6. Michiman

    Michiman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,797
    Likes Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    Okemos, MI
    Check out the picture of my prop on the "SS Prop Rust" thread. 
     
  7. ugleeual

    ugleeual Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    33
    Thanks... I'll look this week.
     
  8. goldnrod24

    goldnrod24 Moderator

    Messages:
    2,446
    Likes Received:
    1,260
    Moving this to where it belongs. 


    FYI, we can't help much until we know your current prop, GPS speed and rpm at wide open throttle (WOT).
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 8, 2017
  9. kaydano

    kaydano Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,892
    Likes Received:
    1,525
    And if it has rust.
     
    Michiman and Rockie69 like this.
  10. Rockie69

    Rockie69 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,276
    Likes Received:
    929
    Location:
    Iowa
    Or wax
     
    Michiman likes this.
  11. ugleeual

    ugleeual Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    33
    I checked yesterday and the prop is a Yamaha OEM Aluminum 13 1/4 X 17 - K.  At WOT the rpm shows 5900 and a steady 35 mph on my GPS.  No rust or wax...
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 14, 2017
  12. goldnrod24

    goldnrod24 Moderator

    Messages:
    2,446
    Likes Received:
    1,260
    That seems to be spot on for top speed and rpms with a 115. I don't think a SS prop on a 115 will "find" you any more performance. The SS stops the flexing of an aluminum prop in higher horsepower applications. Not an issue with the 115.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 15, 2017
    prd2hnt and lakeliving like this.
  13. ugleeual

    ugleeual Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    33
    Perfect thanks.
     

Share This Page