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Old    JR (luvsanger)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-29-2007, 3:03 PM Reply   
What prop are you guys using on your boats. I have a 3 blade but wondering if anyone switched to a 4.
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       09-29-2007, 3:12 PM Reply   
I'm still 3 and have not tried the 4. I don't get any noticeable slip.
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-29-2007, 7:23 PM Reply   
3 blade acme. Only use 4 blade for gear reduction trannys.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-29-2007, 9:58 PM Reply   
I have an Acme 653

(Message edited by hate&pain on September 29, 2007)
Old    Chris (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-30-2007, 4:50 PM Reply   
I switched from a 4 blade to a three, hole shot improved and so did top end, and it seems smoother. I know that doesn't seem to make sense, but it's true.
Old    walt            09-30-2007, 5:10 PM Reply   
I'm running a four blade.It plains out and holds speed great. It came with the boat so I can't say what it is though.
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       09-30-2007, 5:16 PM Reply   
Chris, did you drop pitch or stay the same?
Old    Chris (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-30-2007, 5:40 PM Reply   
Art, I went from a 4 blade OJ 13x14(non CNC) to an Acme 13x12.625
Old    Chris White (ccwhite)      Join Date: Jul 2004       10-01-2007, 5:43 AM Reply   
Acme 653 here as well
Old    Robert Thorson (thor)      Join Date: Oct 2001       10-01-2007, 9:20 AM Reply   
I had a three blade OJ prop that came stock with my boat. When I started running more weight it had a hard time getting up on plane. I called ACME and described my boat and weight set-up and they recommended one of their four blade props (sorry I don't remember the model number). I switched out the two props and my boat now planes out better than ever and can handle even more weight than before. I only lost about 3 MPH off my top end as well.
Old    DRA-Doug (load)      Join Date: Jul 2003       10-01-2007, 9:39 AM Reply   
I went from the stock OJ 4 blade on my V230 to a 3 blade Acme 911. Much better hole shot when weighted. Lost top end though, but who cares.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-01-2007, 9:56 AM Reply   
Thor, thats funny because thats what I did with Acme too and they recommended the 653 to me. I wanted to stay with a 3 blade because I've heard they are better for a clean surf wake. whether or not thats true I dont know but the prop is great and I still have a super clean surf wake.
Old    walt            10-01-2007, 12:28 PM Reply   
I bet either will do just fine if you have the right pitch.
Old    Toneus (toneus)      Join Date: Feb 2007       10-03-2007, 10:14 PM Reply   
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/462128.html
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/476931.html

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