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    I heard that Rayson Craft LP's like cracker box props...First whats the difference in the design between the two props?


    The boat is blown gas setup like a K-boat. Looking to learn a little here boat has never been in the water and need a starting point for a prop.

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    There really isn't a standard cracker propeller IMHO. Crackers vary in weight, HP, shaft angle, and are super sensitive due to a fixed plate. You'll even see a 3 blade now and then. That said, 11" seems to be about the biggest you'll see, pitch around 15, and generally a mid to large ear is more common. Sorry I couldn't help, but it looked like nobody was stepping in so I thought I'd offer what I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brockkeenan View Post
    I heard that Rayson Craft LP's like cracker box props...First whats the difference in the design between the two props?


    The boat is blown gas setup like a K-boat. Looking to learn a little here boat has never been in the water and need a starting point for a prop.
    The two Skiff props I had were the best of any used steel thing I found up here! Maybe a Cary or Record would be close but the Kindsvater Jersy Skiff (or Cracker Box was similar I'm told) was certainly the best. Could have just gotten lucky! That would have been a first!
    Yes, this is what b-boats copied! Harlan Orrin designed and built a 4 straker, rare, RACE boat!

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    Check with Ron Hill he builds a great prop

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    I have a LH Hill prop would anyone have a RH to trade me????
    Yes, this is what b-boats copied! Harlan Orrin designed and built a 4 straker, rare, RACE boat!

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    No prop is great on all boats, and a great prop on one boat isn't on another. I've been through it, so have others. Talk to anyone and the #1 prop they have is kept in a safe place and the others are kinda, well, all not as good. How much power, pitch, rake, diameter, and blade shape - all matched to the weight and power you're making. We had a couple of Hill props and they had absolutely no bite, spun em, banged on them, and literally gave them away to a buddy. That's not to say they wont work on something else, but don't believe anybody that one prop is "what you need". You'll find that after you try different props you'll start dialing it in and you'll know what you need and not be asking as much advice. I had a Menkens that was EXACTLY what I wanted, perfect. Spun it, drove the nose in so deep the bow-eye was wet, $500 and a 30 second rip convinced me that it would look great on my desk. Maybe other boats are less prop sensitive but more like the happy guys wont say anything for fear of having somebody discover their black magic guy who shapes their wheels. Try a few and you'll start figuring out what the boat likes, and then find a guy who's really good and he'll shape it so it'll turn the thing in the RPM range you want and run on a rail. I'm sitting on a few that wont work on my boat and it you wanna try them call me 770-355-5398. If they work they're $750 each, if they don't they're $300. haha

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