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Old 09-03-2005, 08:20 PM
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Acme 541

I have 3 hours on my Acme 541 on the 95' now and have some unquantifiable data to report.

1. Night and Day difference from stock prop as for vibrations. My boat if at idle speed you turrned the rudder hard right or left you got some good vibrations in the boat. This prop, none at all.
2. Prop is MUCH quieter. At all speeds you get less noise from the prop.
3. Slalom Wake slightly softer and smaller. I don't have a scientific way to test it but you can tell a difference.
4. No stop watch but definetely 0-36 mph times decreased significantly.
5. My boat nows tops out at about 4600 rpms or 49mph. This is a net gain of 150 rpms and almost 2 mph!!

This is my second 541, if anyone is thinking of getting a new prop GO CNC!! They are the ticket!!
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:27 PM
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That's it jeff ,I'll put mine tomorrow.
I can't beleive i haven't put mine on yet,it's been in the box since the group buy.
Planning on pulling 10 skiers on Monday,it will definitely help.
I pulled 8 on combos 3 weeks ago and got a bit of cavitation on the pull up but i think i gave too much throttle at first and when i backed up a bit everything went fine and everyone got up real easy.
How'bout the rooster tail ?
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Old 09-04-2005, 10:05 AM
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That's it jeff ,I'll put mine tomorrow.
I can't beleive i haven't put mine on yet,it's been in the box since the group buy.
Planning on pulling 10 skiers on Monday,it will definitely help.
I pulled 8 on combos 3 weeks ago and got a bit of cavitation on the pull up but i think i gave too much throttle at first and when i backed up a bit everything went fine and everyone got up real easy.
How'bout the rooster tail ?
Yes, less rooster tail. For what it's worth, I can nail mine all the way out of the hull and it won't cavitate. One nice after effect of the prop is you get some serious braking power! Pull back the throttle at any speed and it stops the boat in probably half the distance the stock prop did!!
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Old 09-04-2005, 11:50 AM
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jr, and don't forget the cool growling noise...or does yours not make that noise?
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Old 09-04-2005, 12:03 PM
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jr, and don't forget the cool growling noise...or does yours not make that noise?
hmmm.. not sure what you mean
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Old 09-04-2005, 12:18 PM
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the noise sounds like a noisy set of gears when you let off the throttle; mine makes it, and the consensus on here is that everyone elses does too
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Old 09-04-2005, 01:03 PM
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Ahh!! i think i know exactly what you mean. Yeah it's pretty cool! I am so pleased with this prop. Same model prop did wonderful things on my 86' Skier 19.
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Old 09-04-2005, 01:48 PM
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yeah, woke my old boat up!
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I've grown to love the cnc growl.
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Old 10-18-2005, 03:26 PM
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Tried out my "new to me" Acme 541 last weekend. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Better hole shot, smoother and 1 or 2 more mph at top end.

I didn't do any footin but i'm sure the hole shot will be mucho improved and I won't have to hold my breath as long!

Anyone thinking of a 541, I highly recomend it.
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