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Old 08-18-2005, 11:09 PM
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Prop review

93 Prostar 190, 285 HO, 1:1 trans, 4 blade OJ Legend 13x13( prop never been damaged). Great pull, great wake!!
Put on new Acme CNC 13x12 #541. Outstanding hole shot, on plane quicker, holds slalom speed better, very very smooth!!!! Made the wake much flatter and it was great before.
Can't believe how much better the boat performed. Heard all the hype before and now I'm a believer!!!!
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:11 PM
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Please forgive my ignorance but is the 541 a 3 or 4 blade? I'm new.
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:12 PM
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Please forgive my ignorance but is the 541 a 3 or 4 blade? I'm new.
It's a 3 blade
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:16 PM
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Haven't skied it yet, but totally agree with the above review on the 541! Naht, did you notice the noise when you installed yours too?
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:32 PM
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Old 08-19-2005, 12:29 AM
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Pretty much my thoughts on the 541, too. Glad to know I wasn't crazy.
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Old 08-19-2005, 01:45 AM
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good to know, i have had some complaints that the pull on my 93 is hard and a 3blade would soften it. dont think i will be spending the dough until i sell one.
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Old 08-19-2005, 01:49 AM
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ok, here's where I'm at on this prop thing...
91 ProStar 190 240HP 351 Indmar with 1:1 velvet drive transmission.

just found out I've got an 3 blade OJ 14x18 prop. don't know if it's Legend

my hole shot is good, I'm new so don't know any different.
my topend is 37-38 mph at approx. 3600 RPM.... I ain't got no GPS gadget.

Doug's prop shoot-out test was the 13x12 Acme & OJ props.

what will raise my topend? going from 14 to 13???
and what will gain better hole shot???

the kids are still learning to ski, so I'm not really going over 25 mph and I really don't need a better hole shot....

but I do need a spare prop!!!
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Old 08-19-2005, 08:34 AM
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Pretty much my thoughts on the 541, too. Glad to know I wasn't crazy.

I’m having a hard time believing the difference between two three blade props will be that great.. I cant wait to find out though…

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Old 08-19-2005, 08:59 AM
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ok, here's where I'm at on this prop thing...
91 ProStar 190 240HP 351 Indmar with 1:1 velvet drive transmission.

just found out I've got an 3 blade OJ 14x18 prop. don't know if it's Legend

my hole shot is good, I'm new so don't know any different.
my topend is 37-38 mph at approx. 3600 RPM.... I ain't got no GPS gadget.

Doug's prop shoot-out test was the 13x12 Acme & OJ props.

what will raise my topend? going from 14 to 13???
and what will gain better hole shot???

the kids are still learning to ski, so I'm not really going over 25 mph and I really don't need a better hole shot....

but I do need a spare prop!!!
Has the transmission been changed in your boat? RPM's are way low, should be 4200-4400 Max for that engine vs your 3600. Also, the 14x18 prop is normally associated with a "Powerslot" transmission with the 1.5:1 ratio and a 1-1/8 prop shaft.
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