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Old 10-05-2012, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by V-man View Post
My main concern would does the 5 blade affect my fuel burn? I would be fine with 5 MPH less top end, and slower hole shot, if I saved a couple GPH's.
With the 5 blade you should run lower RPM's which in turn would burn less fuel. This only at surfing and wake speeds. If you like to cruise then you will see a noticable higher RPM to maintain your cruising speed which would cause higher fuel burn. Really depends on what you want.

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