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so i have been looking for a 23p prop. I have seen a few cleavered 23p props


whats the deal with the cleavered props. I see the difference in looks. Whats the big performance gain. And would one be good for a typical baja 272 454 mpi application


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Pretty old school tech. They had there time and place. Surface piercing technology. A light weight rig running higher rpms makes use of those. You still real similar looking stuff on outboards. Not for a Baja 27'. Seems like I see alot of late 80's stuff that still have them. Always hear how much better the bigger heavy ones run when changing to a more modern round ear cupped 3 or 4 blade set up...
 

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275Boss said:
Don't even bother trying a cleaver on a 272.
What he said.

There are a BAZILLION Baja 272's out there. Finding the best prop for it should not be such a mystery. Mirage, Mirage + or bravo 1.
 

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There is not enough cup in a cleaver to help get a big boat on plain.

Cleavers are best left to twin engine cats, small v hulls, small tunnels, etc.

They run best on lightweight boats that have natural bow lift and don't need help from the prop.
 

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UP_ROKTOY said:
There is not enough cup in a cleaver to help get a big boat on plain.

Cleavers are best left to twin engine cats, small v hulls, small tunnels, etc.

They run best on lightweight boats that have natural bow lift and don't need help from the prop.
Exactly. My 22' pad bottom loves the cleaver.
 

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I actually tried on on my 29 scarab with a single... Gave it pretty stout mid range but not as fast on top as my 4 blade Bravo. Getting up and out required some coaxing as well.

I almost would have liked to try a set on my 29 Scarab with Twins just for kicks... But never found the right size to try
 

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Ryan00TJ said:
Exactly. My 22' pad bottom loves the cleaver.
Mine too.....by far !
Against what i was told by many, my 20ft'r runs much better with my Cleaver(s). I have a labbed 21" and a stock 23" that I may get labbed too.
 

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Nstylx said:
My 22 pad V wants to try one after reading this!!!! :D
No you don't. Your boat goes too fast for the power it has already. :winker:

If I use a conventional prop, when I 'trim up,' the boat trims - not the outdrive. :laugher: Seriously ! :laugher: Most other props give me way too much bow lift.
 

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Horse power said:
Let me know. i have a 25 pitch cleaver 3 blade. :)

Thanks Doug! I can't spin a 25 though!! I am serious though about trying one. I will have to see if I can get my hands on one!
 

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No you don't. Your boat goes too fast for the power it has already. :winker:

If I use a conventional prop, when I 'trim up,' the boat trims - not the outdrive. :laugher: Seriously ! :laugher: Most other props give me way too much bow lift.
Nstylx, A buddies 22 Velocity ran the best with a TRS cleaver vs all others.

I'm in the same boat as CFM, no pun intended. I tired Mirage, Bravo, Laser, Hydro Intimidator, etc and still ran fastest with the 3 blade TRS cleaver. Other props had better midrange but lost on top.

With my 385ci I spin a non labbed 23p 5800rpms. I have another 23p that I hope to try this weekend and will be sending one to Bblades for a lab finish.

TRS cleavers can be had all the time on Ebay for dirt cheap. Under $50 in most cases. Send them to Hydromotive or BBlades and you have a badass prop at a very cheap cost.
 

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I think you should give it a try. Maybe it might work. Are you going down to the bay any this weekend?
 

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I will be down some time around 12. When I get my boat back together. :) I will try to remember to bring the prop along .
 
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