Thread: Piranha Hydrobite Prop
08-12-2011, 10:09 PM #1
Piranha Hydrobite Prop
Has anyone here tried one of these props, or know anyone who has?
08-15-2011, 10:51 PM #2
If anyone cares... Piranha e-mailed today & said the HydroBite was for 150 HP & above.
08-19-2011, 03:41 PM #3
I had a Piranha about 15 years ago with the plastic hub and interchangeable blades. It was the worst prop I have ever owned. It felt like I was losing pitch and cavitated all the time. AND the blowout ring just snapped on. I lost it the first time I used the prop, and had to get another one, which I riveted on.
I don't know if they are any better now, but I would definitely ask for a test ride before I bought another one.
The good news is I slod it for what I paid for it, even with the riveted blow-out ring.
1981 Baker Rally Sport, Yamaha 200
1986 Baker RST, Yamaha 175
2001 Crest Pontoon, 150 Opti
1968 Sears 14' aluminum, Merc 110
08-20-2011, 02:35 PM #4
Thanks for the reply, bakerfreak. I was looking at it as an alternate way to figure out prop needs on a boat/motor combination. Seems to me, it's a lot cheaper and faster than swapping out high dollar props. Figured I'd find what worked with the Piranha, give the figures to a good prop man, then order what I need in a SS prop. I'd keep the Piranha as a spare. I really don't want to use it full time, just to establish my needs & as a spare.