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  1. kdawg
    05-28-2009 12:33 AM
    kdawg
    Eric, hi again. Thanks for responding today to my original message at the bottom.
    I misspoke in the previous email so I needed further clarification. The used prop I found was actually a 4 BLADE 12.5 X 13 TC OJ.
    a) Will that prop work for sure on the 2004 x-9 with the TBI 310 HP?
    b) What is the advantages of going with either of the other two you recommended: 12.5 X 12 LC 4-blade (like the one I broke) or the 13 X 11.5 LC 3-blade.







    OLD EMAIL FROM YESTERDAY
    I also need a prop recommendation. I sheered one of the blades cleanly off on my last trip out last season (or else it was already fractured and flew off?). Anyway, I am ready to hit the water except for needing a new prop.
    Boat: 2004 Mastercraft X-9 with Indmar TBI 310hp engine.
    Current prop: 4 Blade 12.5 X 12V TC OJ 17004 (splined)

    Are there other compatible props available that I should consider which would improve my performance?

    I have only had the boat for one season so I don't remember at what RPM's I was mostly operating at. However, my main uses will likely be to pull my 7 yr old son and his friends wakeboarding and tubing and occasionally me (200 lbs) and other adult males on skis or on a wakeboard. We are also going to try wakesurfing this year and may load the ballast tanks for that activity.

    I have found a used 12X13 TC OJ splined prop for sale which appears to be in good shape. Is that prop a viable option for my boat?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. I am anxious to hit the water.
    Keith
  2. leonard5
    05-26-2009 09:45 AM
    leonard5
    Eric you seem to be the go to guy for all prop related questions. My name is Terry and I have a 1989 Tristar 190 with Ford Indmar 351. I am looking to upgrade my stock prop and really do not know where to begin. This is our first MC, we have three young boys that love to tube and we tow, tow, tow. What would I need to know about my stock prop to get an upgraded prop, what would be the best choice for towing a three person tube? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. terry
  3. kdawg
    05-26-2009 03:19 AM
    kdawg
    Eric, I also need a prop recommendation. I sheered one of the blades cleanly off on my last trip out last season (or else it was already fractured and flew off?). Anyway, I am ready to hit the water except for needing a new prop.
    Boat: 2004 Mastercraft X-9 with Indmar TBI 310hp engine.
    Current prop: 4 Blade 12.5 X 12V TC OJ 17004 (splined)

    Are there other compatible props available that I should consider which would improve my performance?

    I have only had the boat for one season so I don't remember at what RPM's I was mostly operating at. However, my main uses will likely be to pull my 7 yr old son and his friends wakeboarding and tubing and occasionally me (200 lbs) and other adult males on skis or on a wakeboard. We are also going to try wakesurfing this year and may load the ballast tanks for that activity.

    I have found a used 12X13 TC OJ splined prop for sale which appears to be in good shape. Is that prop a viable option for my boat?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. I am anxious to hit the water.
    Keith
  4. MarcRaiderfan
    05-25-2009 11:54 PM
    MarcRaiderfan
    Eric,

    I was told to contact you for some prop advice. I have a 1989 Prostar 190.

    Here is my post on Team Talk:

    "I recently went to the local prop shop to have my prop repaired and they told me it would take a couple weeks to get it back but that they had a newly refurbed OJ prop that I could get for $250. I bought the prop (13/16P- 4 blade). I got on the lake and when I was comming of the trailer I hit reverse and the boat went forward. Brilliant!! Memorial day weekend and I have the wrong rotation prop. So I used the boat and just drove in reverse, which is forward for the day and when I got home I put my slightly damaged old prop back on. I am hoping this didn't damage my transmission. It seemed to work fine, I just had to pull instead of push to forward throttle.

    So here is my issue. I am not sure if this is the case for all p190's, but mine does not take wakes from on-comming boats very well with the stock prop. It beats the hell out of anyone in the front seat. So I thought a higer pitch would keep the bow in the water better. I also don't want to lose the power out of the hole. I am also not sure if I should have a 3 or 4 blade.

    If anyone has advice on prop selection, I would greatly appreciate it. "

    I don't use any ballast sacks and do have a tower going on next week. I use my boat for wakeboarding and tubing. We also spend a lot of time just cruising and hanging out. We live on Lake Oroville n Northern Cal and it's a pretty big lake with lots of boats on it all the time so we encounter a lot of wakes. Someone recommended a OJ XMP CNC 13 x11.5. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Marc
  5. langedp
    05-24-2009 12:11 PM
    langedp
    Eric,

    I have a 2007 X-Star with the 8.1L engine. It has the 14.25 x 14 prop on it and I've been seeing a lot of talk about the 14.75 x 15.5 prop for the 8.1L. Can you tell me what differences I'll see and how much the 14.75 x 15.5 is? Thanks.

    Dave
  6. X-5 Driver
    04-06-2009 11:44 AM
    X-5 Driver
    Got your email. Thanks for the info. That's what I get for trying to save some money. Who knows, maybe I'll sell it back on ebay and may make a few bucks ;-)
  7. 10kLakes
    03-16-2009 02:15 PM
    10kLakes
    Eric,

    I have a 2007 Mastercraft X-14 with 310 hp RTP-1 engine. I bent my prop last weekend on a piece of wood debris -- I'm going to have it repaired but I'd also like to buy a new one so I'll have a spare.

    I use the boat about 50% of the time for wakeboarding (~2500 engine rpm), 40% for slalam skiing (~3100 rpm), and just cruising around the remainder (typically 3000-3500 rpm).

    Can you recommend a replacement prop? I don't have any issues I'd like to address (hole shot, top end, etc. are fine), but if there is a prop that could improve fuel economy without a noticeable drop in performance that would be great.

    I'm not sure exactly what prop is on my boat currently. One MC dealer told me it was a 13x11, another told me it was 13x12.

    Thanks,

    Randy
  8. steve mc
    02-09-2009 04:51 PM
    steve mc
    i have a 2005 x-45 with the lq9 motor i was wondering if you have a prop that might work better with this setup then stock

    top speed is good but i would like a stronger pull out of the hole with out killing the top end speed any props that might do that
    steve
  9. mrprostar
    10-06-2008 08:49 AM
    mrprostar
    I'm looking for a 13X11 for a high altitude application or to rebuild my 13x13. What should I expect as far as cost for these choices and do you think that amount of change (13x13 to 13x11) would make much difference?
  10. OSUspenc99
    07-31-2008 09:46 AM
    OSUspenc99
    Eric,

    my buddy hit something in the river yesterday in my boat. I dont know if it is repairable or not. If i Send you a picture can you tell or do I need to send you the prop. It is 13x13LH and I think it is a stainless steel prop

    If you want to call me that would be fine also 419.279.9968 Spencer

    Thanks

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