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thekubiaks
05-06-2012, 07:34 PM
I got a 2006 X1 last summer, awesome boat! The boat has an RDP engine and a 4 blade 13.5" x 16 prop. We mostly wakeboard but our expert waterskier friends are commenting that the boat lacks pulling torque to get them out of the water when they ski. I need an extra prop anyway so what should I throw on there to get a better waterskier pull? Thanks.

JRW160
05-06-2012, 08:50 PM
I run a 14.25x14.5 in my 2003 x2 with the rtp. Top speed is only about 43, but it get the boat out of the hole with 3000lbs in it no problem.

thekubiaks
05-06-2012, 09:10 PM
I run a 14.25x14.5 in my 2003 x2 with the rtp. Top speed is only about 43, but it get the boat out of the hole with 3000lbs in it no problem.

I'm doing some research and it looks like the ACME 1285 is a great choice for wakeboarding but will it also yank skiers out of the water?

JRW160
05-06-2012, 09:14 PM
I have never tried to pull a skier, but I assume it will pull anything out of the water.

thekubiaks
05-06-2012, 09:41 PM
I am now down to an ACME 1479 or Acme 1285 for my 2006 X1. I don't really care which prop as long as it goes at least 36MPH, can yank water skiers out of the water, and pull Wakeboarders. It appears that the 1285 is the pulling choice but does anyone have this prop and what are you getting for top speed on an X1?? Thanks!

swatguy
05-07-2012, 01:04 PM
I believe. The 1285 is the same as my 1235 just for splined shaft.


I ski regularly and have about 3 k in there on average. Great prop

thekubiaks
05-07-2012, 05:50 PM
Thanks everybody for the recommendations!

east tx skier
05-07-2012, 09:12 PM
Hey, are you guys in Houston by chance? We know some Kubiaks that live down the street from my mom. One of them is a football coach.

swatguy
05-07-2012, 11:04 PM
What don't you like about the 13.5 X 16.5 on your boat? IS it the Acme?


I ask because I am thinking about switching back to drop my rpm's a bit as I am leaning more skiing than boarding this year due to an injury and because I have picked up the ski to keep me on my toes more and more.

swatguy
05-08-2012, 01:58 PM
Here are the numbers off my boat this am with the 1235




Acme 1235
Unweighted 3050rpm. @ 23mph
4200rpm. @ 32mph
4500rpm. @ 34mph
5550 rpm @ wot of 41 mph

Weighted up with 2700.
3300rpm @ 23mph

Holeshot at an unofficial just under 5 seconds to plane