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MattyK

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Hi.
I had a Rebel 15.75x15 on my 2009 130hp V4 Etec 25" leg and 15 spline case. Disappointingly I sold it for a higher pitch Viper and have not been as happy since.
A new Rebel in Australia is very expensive.
Theres a Solas dealer near me advising their 15.75x15 Solas is the same as the Rebel, because Solas make the Rebel for BRP.
Is this true?
My other option is a Mirage plus which has vent holes in the same dimensions at a good price elsewhere. This prop seems to rate ok on this forum but it all comes down to the setup and boat motor combo etc.
Any thoughts on any of the above appreciated.
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Yes and no

Yes Solas does the manufacturing of the propellers for BRP

But Solas custom manufactures the props for BRP to BRPs specifications.  BRP hold patents on many of their prop designs so the props are not simply Solas props with a BRP box. 

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... [an] option is a [MIRAGEplus] which has vent holes in the same dimensions at a good price elsewhere. This prop seems to rate ok on this forum....Any thoughts on any of the above appreciated...


The Mercury MIRAGEplus propeller will be similar to the Evinrude REBEL. I have tested both propellers on my boat. I would have chosen the REBEL, except that I already owned the MIRAGEplus, and being frugal, I didn't see enough difference to invest in a new REBEL to replace the MIRAGEplus I already owned.

I don't think the Mercury Performance Vent System (PVS) feature will be particularly useful in a propeller with only 15-pitch. I have never removed the plugs from the vents on my 17-pitch MIRAGEplus propeller. Using open vents in the propeller hub seems to be most useful on propellers with much higher pitch, as might be found on a 70-MPH bass boat. 

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Bringing up an old post because I am shopping props. I emailed solas asking them this exact question and what would be the brp/ solas equivalent and this is the response - “The solas equivalent for the RX3 would be our PRO L3 propeller Solas PN# 9575-153-19”. This is for a 19” pitch- I boats sells it for $405 but is currently out of stock waiting for a shipment from solas. Btw the PRO L3 isn’t in the catalog but when I put my boat info in the prop finder search it came up and looks like an RX3 with the vents.
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MattyK

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Thanks folks. I ended up with a 15.75 x 15p Rebel prop. Its big, but performs great and achieves exactly what I was after.......no porpoising, good holeshot, good cruising and good economy.
I decided that saving a few hundred at the risk of owning yet another prop that didnt achieve the right outcome just wasnt worth the risk.
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surfishjoe

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Had a conversation with Matt at Solas. He said they do make few BRP props but none of there props are actual BRP copies. The Pro L3 is very similar to the RX3 and is a “lab finished” prop but it is not the same prop with a different stamp. Just wanted to clear that up.
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Re the SOLAS Pro L3 propeller: I get the impression the smallest pitch is 19-inch for that particular model, which might not be appropriate for use in this application where a 15-pitch has been chosen.
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surfishjoe

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I was just giving some information that I found out concerning solas making brp props.
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Would not be surprised that there is a non-competition clause in the BRP<> Solas contract at least for the N. American market in both proprietary BRP spec'd designs and sales areas.

Be careful purchasing these Solas props, they do not have the hi pro synthetic shock hub material design that BRP E. uses.  They use rubber combinations, molded or formed pressed in.  Want the bronze core splines for salt water and high HP torque apps.

Since their old models lines used to be designed for the 4 stroke part of the world where the 4 stroke outboard was designed and refined, Asia, they've only started coming out with designs specifically for the much higher mid range torque E-TEC DI 2 stroke motors.  Not much call for flat water bass boats in JA or Taiwan.

Never have seen or heard of an Evinrude warranty failure prop.  Have seen them used for rock saws and wood chippers.

surfishjoe

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So I was all set had a 19” ProL3 on order from i boats for like $400 shipped. Then I got a return call from a Solas rep and I asked him about Solas making Bro props and he said they do but not exact replicas and he also wasn’t sure if the G2 hub kit would work with there props so I promptly cancelled my order and called my local dealer who is getting me a RX3 for cost.
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