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Old     (bac)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-26-2008, 12:05 PM Reply   
We thrashed the prop yesterday and are in the process of ordering a new one. ACME recommends a 381, but I was wondering if there was another acme that would be better for starts for surfing, but also suitable for wakeboarding. Should we just go with the recommended 381?
Old     (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       05-26-2008, 12:21 PM Reply   
I am very happy with the Acme 537 on my 96 VLX. Plenty of pulling power, and I only hit the rev limiter on the topend if the boat is very light - one or two people and no ballast.
Old     (bac)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-26-2008, 12:34 PM Reply   
We are running around at least 2.5k in ballast with sacs, gear and people. We're looking for something that will help with some nice pickup thats got more torque from the go. We're getting the stock 4 blade bu prop fixed to use as a spare or just for wakeboarding and cruising, but wanna get another prop too geared more towards surfing.
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-26-2008, 12:50 PM Reply   
ACME 1235 or OJ 475.
Old     (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       05-26-2008, 1:08 PM Reply   
I went with the 1235, but mike is an 05 VLX. Made a noticable difference. Very happy.
Old     (azwakekid)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-26-2008, 6:12 PM Reply   
i went from a 381 to a 537. it worked great for me. it gave me a little bit more low end power.
Old     (bac)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-26-2008, 9:20 PM Reply   
Thanks Rodney. I was hoping to find someone that had been running a 381 on the same hull. Ill definitely look into that one. This will be a surfing only prop, so we definitely want something that will pop up a little faster and provide enough torque to get the wake shaped quicker
Old     (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       05-28-2008, 7:56 AM Reply   
I surf with about the same weight (and wakeboard with over 3k), and as I said I'm very happy with the 537.

Swapping props for other activities sounds like a hassle.

The 1235 definitely has more yank, but you will hit the rev limiter pretty easily when cruising.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-28-2008, 8:33 AM Reply   
I have a Sanger with the 653 and it throws a sick azz surf wake and has plenty of hole shot when wakeboarding. It's a 3 blade and supposedly 3 blades are better for surfing. I talked with ACME and this is the prop they recommended for my boat not sure if it's right for yours but I don't know why it wouldn't be if your 1 1/8" with LH rotation. I run over 2400lbs before body weight when surfing and wakeboarding.


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