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Old 08-02-2004, 03:02 PM
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Doug and others in North/East Texas,
Any recommedations on where to pick up a ACME 4 blade in North Texas. I have the original OJ 3 blade 13x13 on my 86 MC. Considering a 4 blade... and ACME seems to be the way to go. Regards.
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Old 08-02-2004, 03:45 PM
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Try the slalom shop if no one knows what to order try Buxton Marine.
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Old 08-02-2004, 04:02 PM
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Tom, are you running a power slot? Have you spoken to anyone at Acme yet? I got mine through www.schitzskis.com. It was the best price I found anywhere. As for local dealers, it is my assumption that MC doesn't carry them because they do not offer Acme stock on their boats. I know that SWCC in Lindale has literature sitting out about them. I presume, therefore, that they are an authorized dealer.
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Old 08-02-2004, 04:17 PM
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Doug,
I've owned my boat for 9 years. Embarrassed to say... I don't know if it is a "Power Slot" or not. I think it is... not sure how I can tell. Doug after reading a few more threads... I guess mine is NOT a Power Slot...since the shaft is 1 inch and not the 1 1/8 inch. Any other ways to tell?

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Old 08-02-2004, 05:16 PM
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I think there's a tag by the tranny. But at 1", it's a 1:1. What made you choose the 4 blade acme over the 3 blade? I'm sure you'll be very happy with it. Just curious.
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Old 08-02-2004, 05:23 PM
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Doug, Haven't done anything yet... Just was impressed with the tread that talked to the 4 blade. Sounds like you stayed with the 3 blade...? Enlighten me! Getting a new prop is "on the list" however, it might have to take a back seat to new carpet and interior. If you remember... I was trying to see it and get a newer MC less than a month ago. I have someone that wants to come look at it this weekend. If it doesn't sell... then I'm off to the races restoring it... If it goes... I'm going to call the guy who is trying to sell a 1998 / 205. Regards.
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Old 08-03-2004, 10:25 AM
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Tom, since I haven't personally compared Acme's 3 blade to their 4 blade on the water, I'll just give you the link to their FAQ section where they talk about the two props.

http://www.acmemarine.com/html/faq.html
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Old 08-03-2004, 11:41 AM
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In my never ending search for speed I decided to contact ACME. They suggested a 13X12 with a .080 cup. I am going to order one and try it out. I will let everyone know the results once it is on.
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Old 08-03-2004, 02:46 PM
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That's what I'm running, Andy. What kind of boat do you have? Let us know how it goes.
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Old 08-03-2004, 03:34 PM
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I have a 2003 PS 197 with the MCX and 1:1 drive. I probably wont have the new prop on and be able to take the boat out for at least two weeks. My other toy (2004 Screaming Eagle Electra Glide) has been feeling neglected for the past month and a half, since I got the new boat, so I am going out to Sturgis with it.
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