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thamax
08-23-2012, 02:48 PM
has anybody ran one and what was better? they claim this new OJ TZ 5 blade has better out of speed for heavy boats and better speed holding. I run the acme 1285 on a 07 x-star and like it alot still have the stocker as a spare. nobody talks about these 5 blade prop actually I've never even seen one in person just online real world use and feedback from everyone would be awesome

tockit
08-23-2012, 04:53 PM
has anybody ran one and what was better? they claim this new OJ TZ 5 blade has better out of speed for heavy boats and better speed holding. I run the acme 1285 on a 07 x-star and like it alot still have the stocker as a spare. nobody talks about these 5 blade prop actually I've never even seen one in person just online real world use and feedback from everyone would be awesomeCall Eric at OJ. He's great to deal with and can tell you anything you want to know about them!

OJ Propellors: (865) 458-5205

Cloaked
08-23-2012, 05:02 PM
Seven blade prop just out.. .Call OJ....

thamax
08-24-2012, 02:28 PM
actually peoples opinion is what i am after what is the difference between them and all around performance

JRW160
08-24-2012, 11:33 PM
The 5 blade hype seems to have faded. I don't think they are all they were originally made out to be. I have no idea if it will fit, but from what I've heard, the acme 2315 is the prop to have when you're running big weight. It's a 15x12 prop. I haven't heard of anyone running one on a mastercraft. At the last tournament I went to one of the malibu vps had one on his mxz and the nautique rep had one on his g23. You will probably lose a lot on the top end, but it should pull out of the hole like none other.

thamax
08-26-2012, 01:05 PM
i kind of figured it was all hype and wore off pretty fast if it was that good wouldn't the oem be putting them on boats already. thanks for the 2315 info that might be my next prop then

thamax
09-04-2012, 12:54 PM
so there is nobody on this fourm that actually have one or rode on a boat with a 5 blade?

NatesGr8
09-04-2012, 03:06 PM
I too am interested in the answer to this question. Anyone out there try a 5 blade and have any insight?

cbryan70
09-04-2012, 03:38 PM
someone did a write up compairing the 5 blade to a few others.

found it

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=43948

kodiak
09-04-2012, 05:39 PM
Got the 5 blade to start this year and preforms better than the stock prop 05 x-30 MCX. I'm at 6000 ft and the boat would struggle when loaded with ballast with the old prop. Pulls much better now, very happy with the change.

thamax
09-05-2012, 09:21 AM
Got the 5 blade to start this year and preforms better than the stock prop 05 x-30 MCX. I'm at 6000 ft and the boat would struggle when loaded with ballast with the old prop. Pulls much better now, very happy with the change.



how much did you lose on the top end speed? I boat form 3800ft up to 6000ft. thanks for the info

kodiak
09-05-2012, 10:39 AM
Not really sure. I don't push the boat past 3500 rpm very often. I did pull a skier this year at 29 mph with no problem, but that was with only 2 ppl in the boat and ballast emptied.

how much did you lose on the top end speed? I boat form 3800ft up to 6000ft. thanks for the info

ShawnB
09-05-2012, 11:15 AM
Love the 5 blade prop on the x25. The link above is the result of the testing I did. We ended up with the 5er.

Of course, all we do is wakeboard and surf.