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svxwilson
06-08-2013, 09:54 PM
What would be a good combo for a reasonable top speed but still have plenty of power for easy deep water starts.
I have a 351 with 300hp 1991 Ski Brendella Super Comp. I have a 3 blade acme 543 13x11.5 VL3B 1" on it now that the previous owner purchased for use with the old tired engine. It has a damaged 4 blade prop that came with the boat and it is a 13x13 I have a place localy that repairs them I could have that one repaired for $125.
What are my choices from there? I am not apposed to purchasing a 3rd prop, To have a optimum one for the engine and boat I have.
I know nothing I would like a education on it.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-08-2013, 10:10 PM
I would keep the 543 on there, it'll have awesome holeshot and very good top speed, keep the reworked 13x13 as a backup. After you get the boat back together run it and see where it's at, ideally max 5000 rpm. I run the acme 541 13x12, mine has awesome holeshot and a top speed of 48 mph @5000 rpm.

svxwilson
06-09-2013, 01:10 AM
Would the 13x13 have a less powerful hole shot but a higher top speed?

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-09-2013, 09:20 AM
Would the 13x13 have a less powerful hole shot but a higher top speed?

Yes and no, when I had the 13x13 4 blade legend, holeshot was definatly softer and my top end was ~44 mph @ 4800 rpm's.

tex
06-09-2013, 10:28 AM
I would buy a Mastercraft.

svxwilson
06-09-2013, 03:25 PM
I would buy a Mastercraft.

Finding a inboard in Montana is a difficult task in its self. I am happy to have found one. Whether it was a MC CC Ski Nautique or whatever I only had one requirement. I was simply shopping for a older good ski boat. Had a limited time frame to do it within. I didn't want to travel to get it don't really have the time to do so.
I do appreciate the help with the prop question. :banana:
Maybe next time! :toast: