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    GP1800 - Skat Trak Prop

    Thinking of going with a Skat Trak over a Solas for a few reasons.

    1. It still seems there may be issues with the Solas props breaking. Taiwan made vs American (Skat)
    2. I like the hookup and acceleration of the Skat.

    Is anyone currently running the Skat prop or has ran the prop in the past? Looking for your input. I don't want to run it if I lose top speed over the stock prop.

    2017 GP1800
    Ribbon Delete only

    Next mods:

    TTO Tach
    Dean's speed limit flash
    Riva greate
    GP1800R ride plate

    Once these changes have been made I may be looking into upgrading the prop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blowbyu View Post
    ... I like the hookup and acceleration of the Skat. ...
    If you have not used this impeller, how do you know you would prefer the performance compared to a Solas impeller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    If you have not used this impeller, how do you know you would prefer the performance compared to a Solas impeller?
    I have owned many ski's over the years and have ran both skat and solas. Solas has always given me a mile or two top end over the skat and skat typically have given better hookupand holeshot.

    If my memory serves me the skat over a stock prop should be on par when it comes to top speed.

    Wanted to know if this is the case with the GP.

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    running over 20 Solas Probs in my Life as well as 13/18 Solas in 2 GP 1800 Skis @ 8700 rp/m. never happend something bad.

    But yes on the Seadoo 300 the Solas impellors does have some problems, i would go with an Skat trak in this Case but on all other skis use Solas...

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    Solas for your mods you won't be disappointed with the correct pitch.

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    they do bread on the yamaha...a friend of mine just broke his 2nd solas prop on his stage 2+ fx svho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow jacket View Post
    they do bread on the yamaha...a friend of mine just broke his 2nd solas prop on his stage 2+ fx svho.
    Ya, that's my main concern. Don't need a prop breaking and causing hull/pump damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow jacket View Post
    they do bread on the yamaha...a friend of mine just broke his 2nd solas prop on his stage 2+ fx svho.
    fake Chinese copy Solas, or real genuine impellers? Where were they purchased?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blowbyu View Post
    Thinking of going with a Skat Trak over a Solas for a few reasons.

    1. It still seems there may be issues with the Solas props breaking. Taiwan made vs American (Skat)
    2. I like the hookup and acceleration of the Skat.

    Is anyone currently running the Skat prop or has ran the prop in the past? Looking for your input. I don't want to run it if I lose top speed over the stock prop.

    2017 GP1800
    Ribbon Delete only

    Next mods:

    TTO Tach
    Dean's speed limit flash
    Riva greate
    GP1800R ride plate

    Once these changes have been made I may be looking into upgrading the prop.
    the absolute best impeller for your application is the Solas 13/20 impeller.
    If you were ever to have an issue with a real Solas impeller they stand behind their product and give free replacements and cover any damages.

    theres an issue with fake Chinese copy solas impellers breaking. Beware who you buy from. The GreenHulk Store only sells genuine Solas impellers.

    i have never had a Solas break on any of my high power skis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    the absolute best impeller for your application is the Solas 13/20 impeller.
    If you were ever to have an issue with a real Solas impeller they stand behind their product and give free replacements and cover any damages.

    theres an issue with fake Chinese copy solas impellers breaking. Beware who you buy from. The GreenHulk Store only sells genuine Solas impellers.

    i have never had a Solas break on any of my high power skis.
    these are solas props not some chinese knock off they were bought from riva unless they are selling cheep chinese knock off...i still run them on my fx svho. if ed still has his broken solas prop i'll post a pic of them... one crack and the other folded a blade over...i'll say something to him about solas will stand behind their prop and see what happens. on my seadoo rxp some ten yrs ago i broke a solas prop on it 82.3 mph ski at one time. and my friend mitch411 broke a solas prop on his 85+ mph rxp a few yrs ago. so there been a few broken around here on both yamaha and older seadoos.

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