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tailgate 05-06-2010 1:04 PM

Reworking prop to lower pitch
My local prop shop says they can change the props pitch in 2 in each direction...

Currently I have a 16 pitch prop and want to go down to about 14 for the weight I run, does it weaken the prop in any way, or affect its performance?

should I try to sell mine and just get a new prop?

Matt 05-06-2010 1:45 PM

I thrashed a factory 16 and had the prop shop repair it & change it to a 14.25 pitch...
I'm using it as a spare so it hasn't seen the water... It looks good thou...

wakebdr2002 05-06-2010 2:08 PM

I was just at the prop repair shop this morning getting my primary prop fixed. I asked about getting my 13.5x17.5 pitched down and he told me I could go to 13.5 to 15.5 no problem but not any lower than that.

bcail 05-07-2010 5:45 AM

I discussed this with OJ props late last year. The most they recommended changing the pitch was 2 degrees.

tuneman 05-07-2010 7:09 AM

It can be done typically without issues. BTW, a change of 2 inches is very significant. If you go below 14 inches, it's likely that you won't be able to get to wakeboarding speed before redlining.

liljohn 05-07-2010 8:28 AM

I have one on my boat and love it. its a great upgrade when your having it repaired anyways. I think my shop only charged an extra 40 bucks for mine. ive run it for 2years now with no issue.

mikeski 05-08-2010 2:11 PM

I did it. Had the factory 13.5 x 17.5 repitched to 13.5 x 16 by a very reputable shop. I hated the prop after the repitch, it developed a ton a turbulance under the boat, ran very noisy. Pulled it an replaced it with a new Acme after one weekend of use. I recommend against any significant modification of these CNC machined props. If you to fold or tear a blade, buy a new one to use as your primary, keep the old repaired prop for your backup.

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