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XStar08 10-04-2012 12:47 AM

New 5 blade Prop
 
http://www.wakeprops.com/

Did anyone tried that one yet?

CantRepeat 10-04-2012 12:58 PM

I've not used one but when I ask Eric about them he made it very clear that it was designed for very heavy loads, IE ballast and would reduce the top end quite a bit.

501s 10-04-2012 01:45 PM

Hmmm, I think I want one. I need a spare anyways.

TN X-45 10-04-2012 11:45 PM

I'm still getting 40+ in OK water and great low end pull on an X45 with an MCX. OJ prop....Use it mostly for surfing.

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TheWoons 10-04-2012 11:57 PM

I have one and so does Mike. It didn't lower the top end at all.

XStar08 10-05-2012 08:09 AM

So what's better/different with the 5 blade TheWoons?

TheWoons 10-05-2012 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XStar08 (Post 882484)
So what's better/different with the 5 blade TheWoons?

Everything. Idling, getting on plane, low end power with all the weight, maintains speed better in chop. Didn't change out top end either.

CantRepeat 10-05-2012 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by TheWoons (Post 882529)
Everything. Idling, getting on plane, low end power with all the weight, maintains speed better in chop. Didn't change out top end either.

When you say it didn't change out the top end are you saying completely unweighted the boat still gets 45+ ??

All I can tell you is what Eric told me and that was the top end would drop and I would not be happy with it. He did offer to let me test both the 5 blade and a 4 bladed he recommended to me. I'd be doing that the beginning of next year.

TheWoons 10-05-2012 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by CantRepeat (Post 882533)
When you say it didn't change out the top end are you saying completely unweighted the boat still gets 45+ ??

All I can tell you is what Eric told me and that was the top end would drop and I would not be happy with it. He did offer to let me test both the 5 blade and a 4 bladed he recommended to me. I'd be doing that the beginning of next year.

There isn't an X25 on the planet that will go 45mph+ on a stock prop with a 5.7L. I've had two new X-Stars as well that both topped out at 38-39mph with no added weight (both 5.7's as well). With the 5 blade I still get to upper 30's close to 40 and that's the same as all three of my MC's. Someone on here did a Prop test and his results were the same as my findings and his top speeds were the same as my boats too.

501s 10-05-2012 12:40 PM

I contacted wakeprops about this prop for my X-30 and this was their reply:

Thank you for contacting us, Congrats on the new x30! The five blade is going to be less aggressive on the low end than what you are currently running. If you are looking to get on plane faster the Acme 2037 will defiantly get the job done http://www.wakeprops.com/acme-2307-propeller.html This going to be the best option for a weighted down boat and save you money in gas at surf and wake speeds.


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