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Old     (eyekahn)      Join Date: Aug 2007       05-26-2009, 9:19 AM Reply   
Which acme/ OJ prop is the 14 x 14.25 everyone uses for their X Star? Is this prop also good for the L18 motor?
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-26-2009, 10:41 AM Reply   
We ran a bigger prop on the L18. I think it was a 14.25X15.5

The 14X14.25 would work great on a LY6
Old     (eyekahn)      Join Date: Aug 2007       05-26-2009, 10:49 AM Reply   
Do you know the acme or oj model number?
Old     (talltigeguy)      Join Date: Sep 2003       05-26-2009, 10:58 AM Reply   
Eyekahn - I would call acme props and ask them what prop they recommend. THey know a great deal about these engines and will make a good rec for you. They will ask how much ballast you run and what your expectations are.

Eric at OJ props is very good at letting you know what you need.
Old     (eyekahn)      Join Date: Aug 2007       05-26-2009, 11:01 AM Reply   
Old    star_star            05-26-2009, 1:31 PM Reply   
i run a 14.75 X 15.5 on my 08 xstar with L18. if you only moderately ballast an L18 you should go with the 14.75 X 17.5. these suggestions came directly from eric johnson at OJ props. still the best thing to do is contact eric and tell him your boat, engine, prop, altitude, transmission, and primary/secondary use for the boat. he will steer you straight and he doesn't care if you buy the prop directly from him or from an OJ dealer. he is terrific to deal with. getting the correct prop is the single biggest improvement you can make to your boat. it changes everything for the better.
Old     (eyekahn)      Join Date: Aug 2007       05-26-2009, 6:36 PM Reply   
Boat is only for riding. Id like at least 4500lbs in it.
Old     (freerider22)      Join Date: Mar 2009       05-26-2009, 9:02 PM Reply   
14.25 X 14.00. Thats what I use on my X star.
Old     (pittsy)      Join Date: Apr 2004       05-26-2009, 11:06 PM Reply   
I use something small, boats get right out of the water. Prop brought the top speed down but I could care less cause I never go over 25. I would look at the prop but the boat is sitting in the water right now.
Old     (riverside)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-26-2009, 11:09 PM Reply   
We just found out on my buddy,s 09 PWT that a 14.75x15.5 will not work on a MCX with the fly high bags completely filled an 3 people in the boat.It just won,t come out the hole,he,s waiting for his 14x14.25
i have a 14.25 x 14.5 on my LY6 works fine but has a limit of aprox 2500lbs.

any experiences with acme out there?


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