The current prop is a 4 blade DQX that scanned out at 28 x 28.3.
A 4 blade 28" square or possibly even a 28 x 27 would be perfect. I know it is probably nearly impossible that one of these is hanging around. But the only other option is a minimum 5 week wait & $$$$ for a custom made ACME. So I figured I'd reach out to this group to see if anyone has anything kicking around that they want to sell or if they could refer me to anyone who might have something.
As I load the boat up with additional weight for canyon fishing I’m finding that I’m borderline on being over propped. I really want to do things right with this rig and don’t want to take any chances so I had the prop pulled and I ran it over to Ocean Props where the owner scanned it and adjusted it hopefully to get my RPMs & fuel burn where I need them to be for this QSM 11.
Ocean props called me after scanning it to say that it was a complete mess and setup completely wrong for my application. He said that a new prop from Acme was at least 5 weeks & $$$. After receiving that call I figured it couldn't hurt to see if anyone had anyone on this forum had a prop that would work.
Visually the prop that came on my boat looks mint. This has been a really interesting learning experience for me. Just goes to show that just because a prop visually looks fine it could still be way off. I had the prop adjusted last summer at a prop shop down in start Florida. They scanned the prop with a Hale MRI & reduced the pitch to ensure I was able to reach max rpm. The before & after paperwork showed that they took the prop from a 28 x 30.47 Class II to a 28 x 28.34 class S.
Fast forward to this week when ocean props scans it with Prop Scan and takes the zinc coating off from it he could see that it was a mess. He could see that it had been thru a lot of different shops over the years & had way too much camber. The whole process behind these props and how they rate them and work on them is really interesting. Anyway, he was able to rework the prop and take it from a class II 28 x 28.255 to a 27.6 x 27.6 class I. He also said that he eliminated a lot of the camber which he claimed to be the main issue. I look forward to getting this prop back on and hopefully the adjustment gets me where I need to be.
I would highly recommend Brandon at Ocean Props in Westport, MA. Being mid-season and his busiest period he took me in and had my prop turned around in a day.