Thinking of going from a 5 blade hi-five to a 4 blade. Boat is a 21'Essex (95) Open bow, Alpha-One 350 Chevy & wakeboard tower. No issues, boat performs very well, just curious if anyone has anything similiar and appreciate any comments/feedback.
The High Five is a great all around propeller. It holds really well in turns and pulls skiers/wakeboarders really well. The four blade will be a little faster top end, but will not be as good everywhere else. With an Alpha/small block combination which four blade you pick is critical.
Stay with the 5. A GOOD 5 blade is better out of the hole,quicker, smoother and more efficient then a 4. It should also give you better fuel mileage as well in the cruising ranges. I think I am going to spring for a new Hill 5 blade signature prop on monday for my old man boat.
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