Available in half-inch pitch increments from 23 to 33-1/2 inches, Mercury Racing’s stainless steel MAX5 propellers are on display today in the Mercury Marine exhibit trailer at the Desert Storm Poker Run Street Party in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. According to a press release from the Fond du Lac, Wis., high-performance engine, propeller and marine accessories company, the lab-finished 15-inch diameter wheels were developed specifically to excel with the Sport Master gearcase on the Verado 400R outboard engine.
Owners of Verado 400R outboard-powered center consoles and sport catamarans have a new propeller option from Mercury Racing (click image to enlarge).
“To date, maximizing efficiency of the surfacing, low-water pickup gear housing had only been limited by propeller slip. Customers have been eager to find a solution to take full advantage of the Sport Master’s capabilities,” the release stated.
Mercury Racing’s MAX5 props are designed for single and multiple Verado 400R Sport Master applications. The prop provides a measurable reduction in propeller slip—up to 12 percent in some applications—according to the release.
MAX5 props were the thrust behind Nor-Tech Powerboats’ milestone center console performance run, clocking repeatable 101 mph top-end speeds from their quad Verado 400R powered Sport 390 Center Console. (For the complete cover story on the Nor-Tech Sport 39- Center Console project, download the January/February issue of Speed On The Water digital magazine now at no charge by clicking here.) The propellers feature Mercury’s patented Performance Vent System (PVS). Suggested retail price is $2,048.61.
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