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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:15 am 
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With added performance included, you no longer have to buy Volvo props for your
DP outdrive. And save a bunch of money in the process. :!:

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Mercury Marine is proud to introduce the Quicksilver Thunderbolt line of propellers for Volvo Penta® Duoprop® drives.


Now owners of Volvo Penta DPS drives now can experience the performance improvement that comes with running a Quicksilver Propeller. Quicksilver propellers are manufactured by Mercury Propellers – the world leader in marine propulsion. The Quicksilver Thunderbolt is made in the U.S. at Mercury Propellers Investment Casting foundry in Fond du Lac, Wis.

In recent testing, the Quicksilver Thunderbolt outperformed the Volvo F6 propeller with improved top speed and 5 percent quicker 0-20 acceleration. The Quicksilver Thunderbolt is a suitable replacement for Volvo Type F Duoprops – the most common propeller fitment for Volvo DPS drives.

The performance gains are driven by the Thunderbolt’s cutting edge four-blade front propellers coupled with a three-blade rear propeller.

“The four blade front propeller is the difference maker,” said Dirk Bjornstad, brand manager for Mercury Propellers. “For this system, we made the front propeller a four-blade for superior holding and acceleration. As it turns out, the system is also faster on the top end as well. We think boaters will appreciate the improved performance.”

The Quicksilver Thunderbolt is available in 19 to 28 pitch. Within this range, The Thunderbolt is available in seven pitches, which provides more propellers to choose from when dialing in a boat for top performance. It also features Mercury Marine’s proprietary propeller alloys, metals that provide superior strength, but offer the corrosion resistance required to stand up to demanding freshwater and saltwater applications.

Even with improved performance and durability, a set of Quicksilver Thunderbolt propellers will cost significantly less than a pair of Volvo Penta’s Type F propellers.

“The combination of performance and value with this product is best in class,” said Bjornstad

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:43 am 
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That's interesting; for a lot of their DP drives, particularly for diesels, , VP have a 4 blade front prop and a 3 blade rear, but not on the DPS !

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:56 am 
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Yes, they have offered that on diesel applications only.

Since the DPS propeller patent has now expired, aftermarket manufacturers can now sell their own versions. Mercury was just the first one to offer them, expect more in the future to follow from other propeller manufacturers.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:17 pm 
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This will be interesting to watch, including pricing on the new options.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:27 am 
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maybe it will help the price of them to go down because they are just ridiculous.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:15 pm 
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Good news! Now we can have a spare prop that cost less than $1500

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:38 pm 
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In the UK the list price is much higher ! Thankfully I have a spare set that were free due to corrosion issues with the original set of props!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:22 am 
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Trailer Boats Magazine reports the MSRP at $1400

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:27 pm 
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Cap'n Morgan wrote:
Yes, they have offered that on diesel applications only.

Since the DPS propeller patent has now expired, aftermarket manufacturers can now sell their own versions. Mercury was just the first one to offer them, expect more in the future to follow from other propeller manufacturers.


Thats great to know!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:36 am 
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Lets say you ding up your DP can you just put a single prop until you get the dual prop fixed? First time boat owner so if it sounds like a dumb question don't beat me up on it. 8) Joe in Miami


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:46 am 
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Since the DPS propeller patent has now expired, aftermarket manufacturers can now sell their own versions. Mercury was just the first one to offer them, expect more in the future to follow from other propeller manufacturers. In recent testing, the Quicksilver Thunderbolt outperformed the Volvo F6 propeller with improved top speed and 5 percent quicker 0-20 acceleration. The Quicksilver Thunderbolt is a suitable replacement for Volvo Type F Duoprops – the most common propeller fitment for Volvo DPS drives.

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