Mercury Racing Lab Finished Maximus propellers are designed for high-performance, high gearcase drive height sterndrive applications. Excellent top speeds, great handling, good mid-range speeds and eye-popping planing performance for V-bottoms, Cats and Step hulls. This is the prop of choice for reducing high slip with Step hulls.
The Lab Finishing process includes wedging the leading edge so the prop cuts into the water verses chopping; the blades are thinned in areas while maintaining integrity and the trailing edge cup height is modified all to gain 300 RPM. Because of the 300 RPM gain consideration should be given to increase 2-inches of pitch over a stock Maximus.
The full 15.625-inch diameter works the best with high X, step V hulls with notched transom. In some cases, if the transom is lifting at WOT with the long tub, consider using the short tube typically settling the stern and offering 2-3 MPH increase.