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09-02-2005, 01:17 PM
I am looking at getting a new prop for the 1996 200vrs maristar. Any thoughts or surgestiongs as to which is better 4blade verse 3 blade. And what kind of pitch should I put on.


canada air
09-04-2005, 08:15 AM
i went to the 14X16 acme 4 blade and i have 95 200vrs 350 tbi 275hp. i run 1500lb to 2500lb's in my boat when wakeboarding. this prop pulls strong out of hole and holds speed well with that prop. i would highly recommend. i only lost maybe 1-1.5mph top end. the wake is very nice and clean. i guess it all depends what your intentions for the boat are. i did find with the 200vrs that due to its short length i had to weight it a fair bit in the nose for good wakeboarding. i run 740lbs infront and 750 in rear. 50/50. alot of v-drive boats it is usually 60 rear 40 front. do you have 275hp or the lt1 engine. alot of prop companies told me to go 14X18 but i do not think they were understanding how much weight i was going to run. it has to be easier on the drive train to be geared lower for wakeboarding purposes. the prop is the way to gear down. sorry for long reply.

09-04-2005, 10:12 AM
Thanks for the reply

I still have the factory 3 blade on and was unable to get the speed and wake correct yesterday. I dont have any fat sacks in yet and am not to sure how to go with that.
I have the standard 275 motor I wish it had the LT1 but am fine with what I have.

Did you see a big change between the 3 blade and 4 blade??
I can get a new 3 blade at a great price but not sure if I should pay more for a 4 blade.

I also need to put a tower on, or find a ski pilon as wakeboarding on the eye at the back of the boat does not work to well.

09-04-2005, 10:14 AM
Call Acme Marine. Definetely get a CNC prop. Do a search on here, there is much discussion on the large benefits of CNC. Acme can recommend what will work best for your application. They even let you test different props out until you find what you like!