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Old 06-21-2013, 09:54 AM
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:33 PM
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Interested in your research here, I have known we need to re-prop our X2 from what I assume is the stock 14X20.
After surfing all day yesterday with lots of extra ballast, it painfully apparent how much the boat struggles.
Seems general consensus is the 1479 is the answer if we don't need 36mph all day to ski
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:01 PM
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hey ive got a 14.75X15.5 for sale!
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:45 PM
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That... Was the longest sentence I have ever read
You should have a look at what we attorneys use to write the whole day long...

I'm currently running the OJ 14.75 x 15.5 and it seems to be a good choice. However not too much top speed anymore but, who cares?
What a local prop specialist told me today was that lowering rpms is generally spoken not a good idea since every engine has its optimal range of rpms. For the LY6 they write it is between 5200 and 5600 max. So by putting on another prop might cause your engine not running in the optimal range and therefore run under overload even at low rpms. However by having my engine running at 5200 rpms (top speed scenarios) I don't feel too comfortable.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:02 PM
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Did you go any further on a prop selection, I have a 1285 on order and was interested in what you found from any of the ideas here.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:37 PM
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Haven't had time to give it any more thot. My 1285 is OK for now. I never run WOT so 4500 - 4700 rpm for skiing is OK.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:46 PM
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You should have a look at what we attorneys use to write the whole day long...

I'm currently running the OJ 14.75 x 15.5 and it seems to be a good choice. However not too much top speed anymore but, who cares?
What a local prop specialist told me today was that lowering rpms is generally spoken not a good idea since every engine has its optimal range of rpms. For the LY6 they write it is between 5200 and 5600 max. So by putting on another prop might cause your engine not running in the optimal range and therefore run under overload even at low rpms. However by having my engine running at 5200 rpms (top speed scenarios) I don't feel too comfortable.
I like how much focus you two have on my long sentence. Difference between the two is the cup .105 vs .150. The 1285 does better at elevation. 1479 can be turned into a 1285 by any good prop shop for around $150. So get the 1479 and if you need more rpm or speed have it turned into a 1285. The OJ 522 14.75x15.5 is not even in the same range prop wise. Size is similar but pitch is a inch more and cup of .110. Unless you have 8.1 I would not run 15 inch pitch prop nothing has enough torque for it unless you are at sea level.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:13 PM
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Any updates on this thread?

My 2013 X2 with 5.7 seems real sluggish with the factory OJ that Eric suggested.

My previous Malibus all comparable Acme 1285. It is an amazing prop.

I am looking at putting on the 1479 or 1285 (leaning 1479).
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:41 PM
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I would suggest even looking at a 2061, I ran that on my 2006 X-15, MCX, and was very impressed with it. I was told if I wanted more to next do the 1479. I never went with the 1479 because the 2061 was great all around. I had the two overflow bags in the back and, I think 450 each, on top of the stock tanks, and up front would have 600 lbs in a sack for surfing, plus the stock KGB.

I honestly was not impressed with my OJ nor the customer service at OJ.

ACME has always treated me very well, and when I am dropping $700 on a prop its nice to be treated well. HA!
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