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Jabe and his '53 DR 30 Jul 2019 13:10 #97837

30 + mph out of a 30hp,.......sweet! You sure that wasn't kph?!?
Now I'm starting to think I liked you better in the Ranger.......
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Jabe and his '53 DR 30 Jul 2019 00:22 #97825

Awesome!
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Jabe and his '53 DR 29 Jul 2019 22:46 #97813

Jabe Nice job on getting her dialed in! Its always fun when you get to go faster and not spend any money!
Glad to hear no porpoising, that can ruin the day when you can't go fast because you are getting bounced around...
Mid 50's to early 60's classic Mercury outboard restorations
1958 Hawk II, 1959 Mark 78A Super Marathon Six
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Jabe and his '53 DR 29 Jul 2019 22:11 #97811

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did the Niagra run this weekend........after doing 2 tweeks since my Belwood run............i buggered up with transom height, i measured off the Ranger, and forgot i lowered it for water pump reasons.......so i raised the motor an 1 1/4", putting cavitation plate 1/2' below bottom of boat, and i fastened an aluminmum eavestrough nail to the face of my pin to bring me out a half pin........
results blew me away..........alone in the boat, i can get 30mph to 31mph at 4610rpm........
had Steve jump in with me, and could 29mph to 30mph at 4510rpm..........Steve, you weigh exactly 100rpm's.............what was real sweet, on plane right out of the hole.....and 0 porpousing...........she ran strong all day long........damn gotta love it........
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Jabe and his '53 DR 30 Jun 2019 19:49 #96912

10.375 x 14" pitch is the factory prop usually and that is what you should shoot for.

Or a 10.375 x 13.25, depending on rpm at full throttle. Max rpm is 5,000 and that is what you should shoot for at full throttle and the lightest load the boat will carry.

You should get to 28, 29 or even 30mph.

You may be over reving that 40 with the brass prop. I bet it's a 12" pitch or lower.

Would be good for towing someone though.

Make sure the foot oil is good. It is probably a good idea to change it.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing–absolutely nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
From Kenneth Grahame‘s classic, The Wind in the Willows.
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Jabe and his '53 DR 30 Jun 2019 16:05 #96906

Just came back from a maiden voyage in a 1956 Ranger 3 of a 1965 40 horse Evinrude. Prop is a bronze 4 blade, ran 25 with surprising launch. Can anyone recommend where to find a prop chatt? I hope to get a little more out of her.
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thank-you Mark........as i thank all those as well who have joined me on this rebuild, helping, sharing, and encouragement........again as like all those before , during and after it all stems from the generosity this site shares with one another.....:arrr:
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Jabe and his '53 DR 30 Jun 2019 06:39 #96898

Jabe,,I just read the whole thread..Very good. The boat turned out Bitchin ! I like Everything about it. The windshield is the best I have seen to date. Even some technocraft mods. Perfect ! Lots of nice original boats out there. But nothing beats kneading one of these to their best esthetic pinnacle . Nice job ,,Perfect finish. Take a break.. ;)
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Jabe and his '53 DR 28 Jun 2019 22:43 #96847

Looks good Jabe. Very nice job.

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Jabe and his '53 DR 28 Jun 2019 01:31 #96824

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thanks John........once sorted out, she did run sweet..was hoping to see a 3 on my speedo.........may yet

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