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Old 07-21-2008, 11:41 AM
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What prop for a 205?

I had a altercation between a rock and my prop and while they both suffered damage I believe my prop is terminal. I'll take this "opportunity" to replace the old stock 13x13 with a newer design 4 blade and I was curious what prop ya'll might recommend.

Boat: 1994 205, stock 350 engine
Use: General family activities, a little ski, a little tube, a little wakeboard and a little cruising around.

Please let me know some ideas, Thanks
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:43 AM
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Contact Eric here, http://www.ojprops.com/ and he can aid you in get a prop that works for your requirements
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:00 PM
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Don't get too stuck on getting a 4 blade. The new 3 blade CNC props are a huge improvement over the older 3 blades. Both ACME and OJ make great props and they can help you out with what is best for your application.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:05 PM
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I had a altercation between a rock and my prop and while they both suffered damage I believe my prop is terminal. I'll take this "opportunity" to replace the old stock 13x13 with a newer design 4 blade and I was curious what prop ya'll might recommend.

Boat: 1994 205, stock 350 engine
Use: General family activities, a little ski, a little tube, a little wakeboard and a little cruising around.

Please let me know some ideas, Thanks
This might help. http://www.easttxskier.com/proptest.html

Doug, did ALOT of testing. The boat he used, for the comparison, was a "93 205.

I have a '94 Prostar 205, with the standard engine. I use an Acme, (had it from another boat) Wouldn't hesitate, to buy a CNC OJ.

It is worth spending the extra $$ for the CNC versions.

What part of Texas?
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:32 PM
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This might help. http://www.easttxskier.com/proptest.html

Doug, did ALOT of testing. The boat he used, for the comparison, was a "93 205.

I have a '94 Prostar 205, with the standard engine. I use an Acme, (had it from another boat) Wouldn't hesitate, to buy a CNC OJ.

It is worth spending the extra $$ for the CNC versions.

What part of Texas?
You also should make note that those tests were done in 2005 according to the date in the link and technology has changed over the last 3 years and there may be other options out there today that weren't available then.
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:38 PM
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I had a altercation between a rock and my prop and while they both suffered damage I believe my prop is terminal. I'll take this "opportunity" to replace the old stock 13x13 with a newer design 4 blade and I was curious what prop ya'll might recommend.

Boat: 1994 205, stock 350 engine
Use: General family activities, a little ski, a little tube, a little wakeboard and a little cruising around.

Please let me know some ideas, Thanks
So, did we get a consensus on this? My dad has the same boat/engine and needs a new prop. I can get OJ Eric's opinion but also wanted to hear what other props besides OJ would work. Primary use: slalom, barefoot. thanks
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:54 PM
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I have the same boat and went from a stock 13x13 to an Acme 541 13x12, What a difference! Awesome prop!

I am sure you would find the same improvement from and OJ.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:54 PM
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You also should make note that those tests were done in 2005 according to the date in the link and technology has changed over the last 3 years and there may be other options out there today that weren't available then.
How specifically has the technology changed? I'd understand if you had said that, for instance, OJ is using more cup in its props than it may have in 2005. But as far as technology, to what are you referring?

Harold, please don't take this personally, but out of curiosity, have you ever run an Acme for comparison's sake? I've often, if not always, seen you refer people to OJ when they ask what brand. When I spent a fair amount of time testing the two brands, I thought each of the props in that test had its superior points over the other, and I believe Eric is a strong supporter of his product, but even with that first hand experience, I've often had a hard time recommending one over the other.

That said, you are correct. That test I spent a great deal of time performing and compiling for the nice people on this site is several years old. If the technology has changed in the prop world between now and then, it is certainly something to consider. But even in that instance, if a purchaser doesn't try both, he'll never know if what he ends up with is truly the best prop for him.

To the original poster and anyone else who is asking, I would recommend you contact both OJ and Acme and see if they still offer a trial period with a money back guarantee. The only way to really know what suits you best is to try them both. My $.02.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:13 AM
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I had a altercation between a rock and my prop and while they both suffered damage I believe my prop is terminal. I'll take this "opportunity" to replace the old stock 13x13 with a newer design 4 blade and I was curious what prop ya'll might recommend.

Boat: 1994 205, stock 350 engine
Use: General family activities, a little ski, a little tube, a little wakeboard and a little cruising around.

Please let me know some ideas, Thanks
Welcome, and please keep us informed of your testing, results, and choice.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:24 AM
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I think TMC is sponshured by OJ!
Had a Acme 543 (I think) 13x11.5 on my '96 190. Huge difference from the 13x13 stock prop. It's billed as a high altitude prop, but does not over rev at low alt and the boat jumps out of the water. Sold it to a guy back east and he loves it too. Didn't lose any top end, but definately didn't gain any by pitching down, so probably not great for barefoot, but exceptional fo everything else.
That said, I'm looking for a new prop for my X2 and would consider both OJ and Acme equally.
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