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Old 08-01-2013, 12:07 AM
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Hey Tony

Cant miss Lake Eildon in the Background. Hope the test went well!!! Cant wait for summer down under. Boat looks sweet!!!

Sadly gravity down under still sucks, especialy dragging my fat ar$$ out the water. My X5 would not break 40mph if it were dropped down a mineshaft. A forum member reminded me they are tug boats not speed boats... I need a lot of tug for the aforemensioned ar$$, if I want to barefoot we leave the X5 use my mates Malibu LXI
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:19 AM
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Come on man, surely if you are able to barefoot ski you have never one a pie eating contest. Dont be so hard on yourself. Sorry to hear the x5 is not getting it done. Maybe a different prop would give you more speed.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:31 AM
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I had 4 adults + 1 small child in the boat this week, and I hit 44mph at around 4900 RPM on glass water with the stock 13x13. Same hull, engine, etc.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:47 AM
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Barefoot behind the Malibu.. all 250lbs. I need speed....
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:17 PM
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Barefoot behind the Malibu.. all 250lbs. I need speed....
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Great shot...Have only been going to Eildon for about 5 years but it is a great spot. Great way to spend summer on the water
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:39 PM
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Another aussie from melbourne here, love eildon except when the wind picks up
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:48 PM
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We have a 197 and basically made it an X-7 by adding a tower. The stock 4-blade worked OK for slalom but really suffered pulling footers. It topped out in the 42 range (measured with GPS). So, switched to an Acme 843 (13"x12") 3-blade and we gained a solid 2-3 mph. It's "better" footing with the 3-blade, and there may even be a better prop out there. Researching a new prop may be your most cost-effective solution right now. If I had to do it over again though I would have gotten the LY6.

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Old 08-01-2013, 08:56 PM
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Hey Tony and G-Mantrix, can't wait for summer. Had a ski last weekend at Lake Narracan - freezing but glass water.

Vogelm1 - I will be looking at props but it is the old 80/20 rule, I am the only one in our team who barefoots, everyone else is slalom / wakeboard so increasing speed at the sacrifice of power and drivability for wakeboarding may not work.... still going o check it out.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:55 AM
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increasing speed at the sacrifice of power and drivability for wakeboarding may not work.... still going o check it out.
Who said that a compromise needed to be made? Steeper props (more pitch) that hurt holeshot do not necessarily make the boat faster... more often than not, Ive seen the exact opposite. A 13x12 Acme is usually a great match for a 1:1 boat if youre looking for all around performance (holeshot, top end, etc) and running lightly loaded.

The guys that seem to like the bigger props the most are the slalom skiers, as that lowers the RPM's at skiing speeds and softens the rooster a bit.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:10 AM
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I have a 98' 205 with the standard 310HP and 1:1. I switched from the OEM OJ 4 blade to an ACME CNC 3 Blade(541 I believe). This prop increased top end by 1-2 mph. We now get 43-44 on the GPS with 2 people in the boat. I did not notice any reduction in pull or hole shot. We were also looking for more top end for barefooting. I am 215-220.

Like others have said, unfortunately the MC inboard hulls are not the best for Footers. I too prefer to foot behind my buddys Sportster or Response. Fortunately I ski and wakeboard more than foot these days.
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