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bzettler83
08-25-2012, 05:26 PM
03 x30....

First time out with the 750lb fatsacs and I was surprised what a difference it made. The boat has the 350hp v8 but struggled to get on plane, and sucked gas. I have seen a few old posts on prop recommendations but wanted to get updated info...

I like the idea of a 5 blade because from what I can tell you get the best of everything.... Is OJ the best. Place to look ?

sand2snow22
08-25-2012, 05:47 PM
Call OJ or Eric from OJ might chime in. I really like the OJ 14.75 X 15.5. Do you have the MCX or RTP?

kskonn
08-25-2012, 07:11 PM
I had a acme 1285 on my 03 with MCX, it was awesome.

bzettler83
08-25-2012, 07:20 PM
I have the mcx 350hp v8, and I was surprised how much it struggled. We took about 25% out of the big bags in the rear and it made a world of difference, the boat went up on plane much easier. I kinda expected for everyone to just say call OJ so that is the plan....


Love the new ballast though. Anyone looking to upgrade to the 750 sacs, I would highly recommend it. This was the first weekend surfing and dropped the rope on the third attempt. It's just incredible how you are actually able surf behind the boat with such ease.

swatguy
08-26-2012, 12:45 AM
not sure if you have the spline shaft in 03 or not, but if so the Acme 1285 is the ticket, if not the tapered shafte is the 1235. This thing will pop you out like a ski boat.

I run close to 3k in mine and you dont even know its there out of the hole. For my preference the Acme performed much better on my boat than the OJ. For the record though, I have always been an Acme guy.

Jason.H.
08-26-2012, 10:03 AM
You also may need to add some weight to the bow to even the load just a little or use a wakeplate to help with getting on plane.

swatguy
08-26-2012, 10:38 AM
You also may need to add some weight to the bow to even the load just a little or use a wakeplate to help with getting on plane.

Good call. I just assumed with the 750's he had the bow weight in place already.

Jason.H.
08-26-2012, 10:41 AM
and I have never even put ballast in my boat! just something I learned from reading random posts on this site. Thank you everyone on teamtalk for sharing so much information!

kskonn
08-26-2012, 11:44 AM
not sure if you have the spline shaft in 03 or not, but if so the Acme 1285 is the ticket, if not the tapered shafte is the 1235. This thing will pop you out like a ski boat.

I run close to 3k in mine and you dont even know its there out of the hole. For my preference the Acme performed much better on my boat than the OJ. For the record though, I have always been an Acme guy.

The 1285 fits on the 03 that is what I ran on mine, it was awesome. I run it on my 2011 X2 as well.

bzettler83
08-26-2012, 07:53 PM
I had not considered adding ballast to the front but I have heard of a horseshoe style ballast bag for the bow. In all honesty I can't lose the storage space. Losing the rear compartments was bad enough. I feel like once I upgrade the prop it will get to plane much easier.

I havent seen anyone upgrade the KGB, middle ballast. Is there anyway to bump that a little, maybe 650 or something?

swatguy
08-26-2012, 10:19 PM
You def need to add weight to the bow. No prop will help that completely. I am surprised you can board with the 750's ful and no bow weight. The wake should be close to curling over and the boat should porpoise like crazy. The horseshoe bag isn't enough to counter balance the 750's. The best solution would be getting another 750 or 600 sac and putting it in the walkway to the bow as far forward as it can get. Won't take up any storage and will add a playpen feel to the bow.

You really need the bow weight. Unless all you do is surf

bzettler83
08-26-2012, 10:56 PM
So I take it I just pick up a bag that fits well in the walk way and get an external pump to fill it?

It was actually pretty difficult wakeboarding with the 750's full. We dropped them down to about 50-60% and it worked well. In fact with the 750's full it took forever to get on plane.

I am making the call to ACME tomorrow, and the call to wakemakers shortly thereafter. (-:

kskonn
08-27-2012, 12:42 AM
For what it is worth I went with 550lb sacs in the rear locker of my 30 with 350 lb under each seat in the bow. Seemed to be the perfect combination. Always remember the 60/40 rule. On average you want to have 60 percent weight in the back 40 percent up front. MC spends a lot of money making sure the Hull puts out a nice wake, you definitely want to keep it in the water, sink the whole boat not just the back end.

bzettler83
08-27-2012, 02:15 PM
Just ordered the ACME prop....

Ordering the bag for the front as we speak.

This thing is going to be a monster when its done (-: