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    #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet 250 View Post
    If you run a prop high enough for long enough,that puts slot of stress on the blades, something is going to give, I never had a Trophy that stayed together, but I've never had a Signature Eagle 4 come apart, strong props
    How high is high? Like you talking about 1 in ABOVE PAD?

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    #22
    I think anything higher than 3in below the pad can cause extra stess on props... I run 1in below but have not thrown or cracked a blade on this boat/motor in 15 years... I feel lucky.

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    You are very very lucky

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    #24
    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman6965 View Post
    That's because generally speaking you can run 4 blades higher (except Fury4).
    I've always read and personally experienced that the majority of 4 blades (and majority of applications, not go fast applications) run lower than 3 blades?

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    #25
    There is no rule of … Since diameter plays a big factor.

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    #26
    You only sling a blade if you're trying to go fast....er!!

    Quote Originally Posted by FastBird View Post
    I've always read and personally experienced that the majority of 4 blades (and majority of applications, not go fast applications) run lower than 3 blades?

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    #27
    You can run a fury 4 high. No blowout whatsoever and stays hooked up well. No thrown blade so far. I have to think rpms play atleast some factor. Surely a 1:86 gear case at 5600 doesn’t put as much stress on one as a 1.75 or 1.62 at 6200.
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    #28
    Nock on wood I have never lost a blade on any props I have owned in 34 years . The tempest is very hard to beat once it has been balanced and Taylor built to your rig . All props after awhile get out of balance nicked up and dull over time some are out of balance from the get go . I'm firm believer in keeping props sharp and balanced.

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    #29
    Trophy are bad for throwing blades, ive thrown 3 in 10 years but i have thrown a old school tempest too, 4 blades may throw more but imho, goes with what runs best and let it be, regardless of what you get, as the old saying goes sh#% happens

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    #30
    I have a 27 trophy right now that has over 500 hrs of run time on it in 10 years . It would push my 2008 cougar over 80 all day long . I still run it in cooler weather now on my puma . It’s been a fantastic prop .

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    #31
    Run mine at 3/4in below the pad and have cracked a bravo, but run a promax with on problems. They are a stout prop
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