How do you find out what prop to buy?

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by daniel-delarosa, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa New Member

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    I need a new prop and I dont know how to go about buying the correct one. I have a 1985 50hp Mariner.
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Look at the old prop there should be some numbers on the side that tells the size and pitch. You can also take it to a marine dealer.
     

  3. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    try the prop doctor online
     
  4. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa New Member

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    The numbers on the prop are: 48 73134AOL 12p
    What does it mean? Im guessing the 12p is the pitch.
     
  5. tofish

    tofish New Member

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    mine is a 40 johnson. the number is inside the hub. it reads 113/4 X 17. means it's blades are 11 inches tip to tip, shaft size is 3/4 in, and pitch is 17. you should see the numbers if you just tilt the motor up a little and look around under the nut if it's not outside the prop stamped in.
    hope this helps.
    gary
     
  6. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Daniel, there is a shop in OKC that sells used props. PM me if you would like the phone number.