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Old 08-13-2012, 10:02 AM
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Re prop 2000 205 V

Added 750lb x 2 rear bags to the stock klb on my 2000 205 v with LTR 330hp. Augment with a 350 lb bow bag or bodies in the bow. Problem is that boat is very slow to get on plane, or wont get on plane if too many people in the stern and rear bags are full. I am using the stock prop which i believe is oj but i dont have specs. Wakemakers shows acme 537 as stock with 13.5 x 16 and .105 cup. they recommend acme 1579 ( 13.5 x 14.25 x .105 ) , 1273 ( 14.5 x 14.25 x .150 ) or `1235 ( ( 14.5 x 14.25 x .105 ).

Has anyone tried any of these alternative props and can comment on the performance? Any other suggestions?

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Old 08-13-2012, 10:38 AM
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I had a 14x20 on my boat stock, and it took forever to plane out one I added all the weight. I switched to a 14.5x14.25, and it jumps out of the hole with no trouble. I'm not sure the cup on mine. I think it's an OJ though. It was the stock prop off a 2007 x2.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:42 AM
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I had basically the same boat (2005 X2 - 205V hull). I added the 750's to the rear (you may want to add some more weight to the bow anyway - i used to have 200 lbs of lead up there, made the wake reeeeaaallllyyyy nice, and cut down on porpoising). btw the stock prop is an OJ, not acme.

I bought 2 extra props to compare, the OJ 14.25x14.5 and the acme 1235. I felt for as small as that boat is, the 1235 was overkill. I didn't want to run 3500 rpm's plus at wakeboard speed, so i kept the OJ on there. I did feel like i could basically sink the boat and still get on plane. i really think i could have gotten by with the OJ 14.75x15.5 which is the modern stock prop for most of the boats (i think).
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:20 AM
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I had basically the same boat (2005 X2 - 205V hull). I added the 750's to the rear (you may want to add some more weight to the bow anyway - i used to have 200 lbs of lead up there, made the wake reeeeaaallllyyyy nice, and cut down on porpoising). btw the stock prop is an OJ, not acme.

I bought 2 extra props to compare, the OJ 14.25x14.5 and the acme 1235. I felt for as small as that boat is, the 1235 was overkill. I didn't want to run 3500 rpm's plus at wakeboard speed, so i kept the OJ on there. I did feel like i could basically sink the boat and still get on plane. i really think i could have gotten by with the OJ 14.75x15.5 which is the modern stock prop for most of the boats (i think).
I run with around 2,000 lbs of ballast plus peeps and the above prop is what I'm running.
This prop was recommended by Eric (OJ Props) for my needs and has worked out great.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:07 PM
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Thanks for the input. So with the oj 14.25 x 14.5, what happened to the top end and roughly how many rpm at 23mph?
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:31 PM
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Thanks for the input. So with the oj 14.25 x 14.5, what happened to the top end and roughly how many rpm at 23mph?
I am running a little more weight than you

Top end 35mph@4400rpm (you can get a little more but you start to touch the rev limiter)

@23mph Right around 3100-3200

At 25 mph I run 3500 rpm

You will save fuel after the reprop
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:32 PM
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I top out around 43 now. I think top speed was 46 or 48 with the 14x20. We usually ride at 24.5mph with about 2500lbs + 4-5 people, and I'm usually at 3500rpms. My boat has the predator engine.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:04 PM
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I love my 1235 for boarding and surfing with 3k. I barely even notice it in there out of the hole. I am similar to Jrw as I also ride 24.5mph, however i feed my tests right in the middle between the 22mph the avg rider rides at and the 24.5 most people ride at on my boat.

Here are some specs from my test at beginning of year. 2000 XStar with LTR 330hp



Acme 1235
Unweighted
3050rpm. @ 23mph
4200rpm. @ 32mph
4500rpm. @ 34mph
5550 rpm @ wot of 41 mph


Weighted up with 2700.
3300rpm @ 23mph
Holeshot at an unofficial just under 5 seconds to plane


OJ 13.7 X 17
Unweighted
2800rpm @23mph
3700 rpm @ 32mph
4000rpm. @34mph
5100rpm @wot 43.5mph

Weighted with 2700
3000rpm @ 23mph

Holeshot weighted at an unofficial just under 6 seconds to plane.



We forgot to do ski speed holes shots but seemed the OJ was bit quicker to ski speed off top of my head Unweighted
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:28 AM
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looks like it is between oj 14.75 x 15.5 ( the 522?) , acme 13.5 x 16 ( the 537 ) and acme 14.5 x 14.25 ( the 1235 ). I have found used acme 537 so would lie to go that direction if possible. note above comments on the acme 1235 but dont see anything on the oj 14.75 x 15.5. Anyone have any experience with that prop v the 1235?
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