I demoed 2 OJ props on our '04 205v. One is the EDGE you are referring to and the other was a 13.7 x 17. The prop that came on the boat was a 13.7 x 19.5.
The 17 pitch was an obvious improvement over the stock prop, but I thought there would be times that with full ballast and loaded with people the prop may stuggle a bit (which I confirmed).
The EDGE is/was an arm jerker! It'll get a fully loaded boat out of the hole and up to speed FAST!
With about 1800lbs of ballast the 19.5 ran @ ~3000RPM, the 17 @ ~3200RPM, and the EDGE @ 3500RPM.
According to my MC speedo (I heard PP speedo might not be real accurate above WB speed), speed at 4500RPM (rec WOT range) with the EDGE was about 38MPH.
Gas consumption was fairly consistant b/w the 17 and EDGE. Similar outings I burnt about 7gals with the 17 and 8gals with the EDGE. What the EDGE might loose in sustained higher RPM may be offset by being out of the whole and on plane faster than the 17 taking longer to get up and out.
End result: Although I thought the 17 pitch would work fine 90% of the time...my EDGE will arrive about Wednesday. We 95% wakeboard/wakesurf and the EDGE will suit our needs 100% of the time. Also, I talked with Eric Johnson at OJ and he's going to 'cup' my EDGE just a little. It'll help bring the RPM difference at WB speed a little closer to the 17pitch and add a little to the top end.
I'd suggest you call OJ and talk to Eric. www.ojprops.com
(Message edited by P-hat in Cincy on June 18, 2006)