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Big tic
06-13-2013, 12:03 PM
I was trying to see if the stock prop was going to work with our boat. Sad truth is with the stock ballest full and 1500lbs in the lockers and 600 under the front seats and 6 buddies she struggles to get on plane.

I am going to keep the stock prop for when we go on vacation and do more cruising.

I am looking for the best prop to get a heavily loaded x45 out of the water fast.

Eric

CottagerGreg
06-13-2013, 06:41 PM
Called up Acme and speak to them. They will give you some choices based on your criteria... I am very happy with my new prop..

Jerseydave
06-13-2013, 11:02 PM
What prop do you have now?
If you have added 1500# to the rear but only 600# to the front that may be some of your problem there. I don't have an X-45, but my X-star likes a lot of weight in front....my totals are approx 1400# rear/1200# front

uplander
06-13-2013, 11:06 PM
I am new at this but everyone pointed me to Eric at OJ Props, I think he eats and sleeps about props. I would give him a try

SpryBeast
06-14-2013, 12:14 AM
I have a new in the box OJ522 available if that fits your needs once you talk to Eric.

Forrest-X45
06-14-2013, 02:45 PM
Called up Acme and speak to them. They will give you some choices based on your criteria... I am very happy with my new prop..

In agreement with this statement. Eric at OJ is great to work with as well but I decided to try an Acme this spring. I didn't believe their sales pitch at first but once I tried one of their props I am a believer now.
Call Jim at Acme. I worked with him a lot trying to find the right prop for my 45 with the LY6. I wanted to maintain the same hole shot and midrange but gain top end. I was able to do that with their prop. The prop performance is overall better in all aspects.

I have you tried running the wake plate all the way down while getting on plane?

CottagerGreg
06-14-2013, 03:30 PM
Personally I like the machining on the acme better than the OJ... I am really happy with my purchase.

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Jerseydave
06-14-2013, 04:05 PM
Greg what sizes are those 2 props? Looks like a lot more blade area on the ACME.

CottagerGreg
06-14-2013, 04:10 PM
OEM OJ 522 4 Blade 14.75" x 15.5"

ACME 2271 4 Blade 15" x 15.75

Better holding, low speed manoverability and low revs at cruise

willyt
06-15-2013, 09:02 AM
Cottager, 15.75 is some serious pitch to be running on an xstar, I think you have the LY6, how much ballast do you normally run?

Big tic
06-15-2013, 09:12 AM
I decided to order the 5 blade from OJ props.

We do use the wake plate to get up on plane but sometimes my "buddies" forget to put it down.

Really Really happy with our first Mastercraft. The wake is insane, the room is awesome and the build quality is second to none (coming from a Formula which is arguably the best built IO) .

Will update results with new prop.

Eric

CottagerGreg
06-15-2013, 10:03 AM
Cottager, 15.75 is some serious pitch to be running on an xstar, I think you have the LY6, how much ballast do you normally run?

I have the MCX on my xstar

We normally don't run too much weight but stack the boat with people for cruising and trips and we do surf. This prop holds well.

It was explained that the cup on the blade helps out with the pitch to make it work. It's a new design from acme.

Can pull up a double boot slalom skiier with ease too. Tops out at 42mph. Low speed parking and "walking" the boat over into a slip is far better with the surface area