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    Senior Member HHEVISHOT5's Avatar
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    Re: Aluminum vs stainless steel prop

    I think it's alot about where and how you are fishing or boating. Deep water stainless steel, but if you are doing alot in the sloughs very costly to replace a damaged ss prop. Just my 2 cents.

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    Re: Aluminum vs stainless steel prop

    I have a 02 tracker 16ft deep V single side consel with a
    Merc EFI 60.It came with a stainless prop when i bought itI bought it
    used and love it.
    I have been told the stainless prop is better than aluminum.
    At high rpms the blades will not flex like the aluminum
    blades.
    plus i have hit the bottom at low RPMS and the prop was
    still in great shape.
    I know the stainless steel props cost but i think in the long run
    you will like it better.

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    Aluminum vs stainless steel prop

    My new Crestliner is less than a year old and I'm already finding corrosion on my aluminum prop even though I detail my boat after each saltwater use. I removed the prop and knocked off the corrosion and treated it. However, I am considering investing in a stainless steel prop. What are your thoughts regarding the replacement as I heard stainless steel was better for power, durability, etc. Thanks.

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