12-08-2006, 06:19 PM
I'm thinking about a prop upgrade (currently running the stock 3 blade on my 88 ProStar) and am wondering if anyone has anything to say (good or bad) about the XMP 4 blade 12.5 x 12 prop.
It's on sale at SkiDim (Item #20405) for $297.
12-08-2006, 08:00 PM
FWIW....I have an '05 197 that came stock with that prop. After trying a CNC'd 3-blade Acme 13x12, there was noticeably better hole shot and gained 2 mph on the top end. It wasn't a huge difference, but after running the Acme all weekend, then switching back to stock, the boat just didn't feel as snappy. It was enough difference for me that next spring I will be shelling out the clams to buy it. My dealer generously let me try it before deciding to buy.