Volvo duo props

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by Wireman, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Wireman

    Wireman Member

    This is for the Volvo gurus
    I have a Volvo 280 duo prop outdrive with
    B5 props that are slightly too big I'm not
    getting my WOT.My question is it possible to use
    type D4 props to get that little extra RPM that
    I need and will these props fit my drive.
    Thanks in advance.
    Cheers
     
  2. wolf

    wolf Well-Known Member

    I believe thats how it works from what ive been told lower the number lower the pitch where are you located at??? I do have a spare set of B4s you could try if your in my area??? but mine is a 290 leg maybe someone on here knows if thats ok if a 280 and 290 can interchange??? IFL???
     
  3. Wireman

    Wireman Member

    Hay Roy,
    thanks for the opportunity to try your props but I would like to now if
    it's possible to use type D props instead of the type B. What size props are you using?
    I believe our boats are similar,you have the King Fisher and I have the
    26FT sedan I'm in Vic
     
  4. wolf

    wolf Well-Known Member

    Ive got a 26 ft sport fisher hourston maybe phone a dealer and see what they say or even don at west isle marine in sydney he will be able to shed some light on it even better ive got 2 sets one on the boat now and a spare, let me know as ill be willing to help you out.

    Good luck wolf
     
  5. Wireman

    Wireman Member

    I've already talked to Don, he couldn't give me a straight answer as he wasn't sure.
    Called a marine shop talked to a mechanic he didn't know. I'll try calling a few
    more places on Monday. I may still take you up on your offer that is very kind of you.
    The boat has been sitting idle for the past 6 or 7 weeks I'm trying to build a
    shelter for the boat and camper and shes been slow going to say the least
    Thanks for all your help and input.
    Cheers
     

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