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BarefootWt
01-25-2005, 10:18 PM
My 2004 MC ProStar 197 w/power slot boat has a 13.7 X 15.5 with a C on the prop. I bought it from a ski school and they say the prop is cupped to give me extra pulling power out of the hole. I want the smallest possible and the boats in the slalom tournament last weekend on OLN made the wake look really small. A 4 Blade O.J. 13.7 X 19.5 was used according to MC, but they say this may not be the best combination for me as I live in Denver - high altitude impact. Has anyone achieved the smallest wake possible in high-altitude on a 2004 197 yet?

edwin
01-25-2005, 10:32 PM
I'd call Eric Johnson at OJ Props and discuss w. him. I've typically seen the high altitude boats prop it way down to deal with the thin air. Going to a 19.5" would be in the wrong direction for the mile high city...the boat would suffer at holeshot and possibly speed holding ability.

BarefootWt
01-25-2005, 10:35 PM
Thanks for the suggestion - that is a great idea. Would you have contact information for Eric Johnson off hand?

east tx skier
01-26-2005, 10:28 AM
As long as you're shopping, you should talk to Bill at www.acmemarine.com. Lots of people, myself included, have had good results with acme props.

BarefootWt
08-15-2005, 11:30 PM
Thanks guys. The 13.7 * 17 provides a smaller wake, especially at 22 and more off. The 15.5 provides for stronger pulling power, and a little noiser experience in the boat but no biggee. I suspect the 19.5 wold give even a softer wake - but I need the pulling power here in the high-altitude.