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wbarksda
06-14-2010, 10:53 AM
We tore up our prop this weekend and need to replace it. Which prop should I buy if the majority of the time we surf behind our 06 LSV?

kaneboats
06-14-2010, 10:56 AM
How much ballast and how many people most of the time? Do you do anything else? What? Do you need top end for any kind of distance (for example, I run 10 miles up river just about every time out)?

wbarksda
06-14-2010, 11:06 AM
We usulally run a 750 in the surf side but do wakeboard with them both full at times. We also have the center factory ballast which I think is 350. We usually go about 20 minutes from the dock on a normal day but not too worried about top speed. If I am just messing around and cruising we always empty the ballast. The only time our ballast are full is when we surf and board.

kaneboats
06-14-2010, 01:03 PM
If you don't run a super heavy load, I think Daze, Cab and I all agree that the 13.5 x 16 is the best all around.

Here was one of my comments from after the prop testing weekend:

4. If I could choose a prop I'd take the 13.5 x 16 for the same reasons Moombadaze and Cab like that prop. It will run 5000 RPM at the top end and push the boat just as fast as the 13.7 x 17 one (which only goes to about 4700 RPM). It gave improved holeshot over that one though. I don't run much ballast so the holeshot was absolutely fine for me and I'd like to keep the top end b/c I run 10 miles up river every time I go out. The prop also threw a nice clean surf wake.

Here was the thread from our testing efforts:

http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=10991

moombadaze
06-14-2010, 01:10 PM
numbers from the box

Acme item #1161

13.5 x 16VL4B .135 cup

bore size 1.125

wbarksda
06-14-2010, 02:31 PM
Thanks guys!

wbarksda
06-14-2010, 05:58 PM
Jim at ACME convinced me to go with the Acme # 1847 - 14.00 X 14.25 VL4B 1.125"Bore .150Cup so that is what I did. If I'm not happy with it I can return it within 30 days. Again, thanks for the help.

cab13367
06-14-2010, 06:30 PM
Jim at ACME convinced me to go with the Acme # 1847 - 14.00 X 14.25 VL4B 1.125"Bore .150Cup so that is what I did. If I'm not happy with it I can return it within 30 days. Again, thanks for the help.

If you run with both 750's full and the 400 in the ski locker full for wakeboarding and you have 5 or 6 people on board, then I think you did the right thing going with the 14x14. I only run 1300#'s for wakeboarding so for that amount of ballast, the 13.5x16 is more than sufficient plus I didn't lose anything on the top end over the stock prop. I think you will be amazed at the holeshot you get with that prop.

kaneboats
06-15-2010, 09:06 AM
Yup. I hope he asked you how much ballast you run. I found the lower pitch props didn't throw as clean of a surf wake but the hole shot is incredible.

wbarksda
06-15-2010, 10:00 AM
Yup. I hope he asked you how much ballast you run. I found the lower pitch props didn't throw as clean of a surf wake but the hole shot is incredible.

Yes, he asked me how much weight and he said that is what I needed. If it doesn't throw a clean surf wake then it will be heading back to Acme within thirty days. Also, the 14x14 was a little over a hundred bucks cheaper but the real reason I got it was Jim.

moombadaze
06-15-2010, 10:51 AM
And as long as it works for your appication thats all that matters. Those 14x14 do have some wicked holeshot