Walleye Master

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The Pro Finish Bravo I LT propeller is designed specifically for higher horsepower, single engine outboard powered bay boats and multi-species hulls under heavy loads.

Greetings from the Minneapolis Boat Show! I’m working the show – representing Mercury Racing Propellers in the Mercury booth. I’m showing the Bravo I LT here – a prime market for Walleye Angling where the LT really shines. We recently expanded the LT pitch range with 19″ and 19.5″ pitch offerings.

We moved the engine up by two holes on the mounting plate for enhanced engine rpm.
We moved the engine up by two holes on the mounting plate for enhanced engine rpm.

A while back I wrote a post entitled, FS Miller where I reported performance results of our then new Bravo I FS propeller.   We tested the FS on Steve Miller’s 2014 Lund Pro-V 2075 featuring a 300 Verado Pro FourStroke. The goal was to dial-in Steve’s Lund for maximum performance.

The factory setting had the cavitation plate one inch above the bottom of the boat.
The factory setting had the cavitation plate one inch above the bottom of the boat.

By raising the engine a couple of holes from the factory setting, we found the best prop for Steve’s setup was the 21” pitch Bravo I FS. It was like a new boat. Planing, handling and top speeds were all enhanced. One thing to note: Steve’s rig did not have a kicker motor.

This past November we set out to test two new pitch offerings for the Bravo I LT. We used Steve’s new 2016 Lund Pro-V 2075 300 Verado Pro FourStroke. The engine was set at the same height as his 2014 Lund; The anti ventilation plate is 2.5” above boat bottom. The big difference with the 2016 Lund is the addition of a 9.9 h.p. ProKicker. The added weight of the 9.9 ProKicker did slow things down with planing and top speed compared to his 2014 rig.

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Planing performance, view of sight while planing, mid-range throttle response, handling in turns and top speed and engine rpm at wide open throttle were all measured.

The goal of the test was to verify the performance of the new 19” and 19.5” pitch LTs. Planing performance, view of sight while planing, mid-range throttle response, handling in turns and top speed and engine rpm at wide open throttle were all measured.

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We were amazed how well the 19.5″ Bravo I LT performed. It planed quicker, offered an enhanced throttle response, great handling and best top-end speed.

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When the water settled, we were amazed how well the 19.5″ Bravo I LT performed. It planed quicker, offered an enhanced throttle response, great handling and best top-end speed.  Needless to say, I didn’t get the 19.5” pitch Bravo I LT back after the test. 🙂

We are expanding the Bravo I LT line once again in the near future by adding 28″, 28.5″ and 29″ pitch offerings. These exciting new models will bring new life to heavier go fast bass rigs such as Bullet’s 21XRS with Mercury 250 ProXS power.

 

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Race to Repower!

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The Mercury Racing 540 is a perfect replacement for the legacy 525 EFI.
The Mercury Racing 540 is a perfect replacement for the legacy 525 EFI.

We are pumped to announce an unprecedented sterndrive repower program just in time for boat show season.  Race to Repower, which starts today and runs through June 30, provides three powerful incentives to upgrade classic performance vee bottoms and catamarans with Mercury Racing 520, 540 or 565 power!

The 8.7 Liter 565 is in a league of its own when it comes to power, torque and overall performance.
The 8.7 Liter 565 is in a league of its own when it comes to power, torque and overall performance.

The program includes a consumer cash rebate, a free Mercury Racing  Zero Effort Digital control and DTS rigging kit, for a total value of up to $8,200!

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Repowering with 520, 540, or 565 power delivers a significantly improved driving experience through higher torque, lower cruise speed fuel consumption, and ultra-responsive digital control systems.

Engine Performance and Fuel Consumption Comparison Data vs. Legacy 500 EFI, 525 EFI, and 575 SCi

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She’s Worth It!

The Mercury Racing 520 far exceeds the legacy 500 EFI in all aspects of performance and user friendliness.
The Mercury Racing 520 far exceeds the legacy 500 EFI in all aspects of performance and user friendliness.

She’s your passion. Your hull mate who has been with you in rough and calm conditions. Show her your commitment for many more years of memory making with fresh power!

Revitalize your ride with fresh Mercury Racing Big Block sterndrive power!
Revitalize your ride with fresh Mercury Racing Big Block sterndrive power!

The 520. 540 and 565 packages are backed with a comprehensive 2-year limited warranty with the option to purchase up to 3 additional years of Mercury Product Protection on 520 models. See your authorized Mercury dealer for details!

 

 

 

 

 

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