08-23-2011, 01:48 AM
So I finally got around to putting on the ACME 913 that I bought some time ago. I am coming from the stock OJ 13" x 11.5" prop that was on the boat stock. I actually liked the stock prop because it did everything fairly well. We have surfed with 2000# of ballast and 4-5 people and it did ok. Max speed on the stock prop was 45mph. Enter the new prop (which was purchased only so I could have a backup). First impression is holy crap! I didn't have a GPS to get numbers on stock vs. the 913. I can say that the accelleration from 0-30 mph is rediculous. This thing pulls really hard. Set up to surf with 1500# and 5 people yesterday and it didn't phase the 913 a bit. The OJ likes to shake and groan when pulling a surfer up, but the ACME is strong. I did lose 4 mph on the top end, but hey, we don't ski so I'm not worried about top end. I'll be keeping the 913 on and the OJ will become the backup. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this prop to any of the DDs looking for a boost in the bottom end.