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Old 10-07-2012, 11:19 PM
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Is this the 5 blade everyone is talking about?

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Old 10-07-2012, 11:51 PM
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I don't know but that sure is a hottie.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:44 PM
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it would be great if there was a prop comparison calculator where you input your prop specs and it calculates WOT, I cant seem to find one, perhaps someone here may know
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:29 PM
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Should bolt right on! Does girl come with the prop
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:47 PM
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Ordered a 14.75 x 15.5 XMP EDGE today from OJ. I'll have it out this hot 86 degree weekend in OCT to report back!
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:23 AM
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I put the 5-blade on my 11' X-45 with the 6.0L Indmar. The top speed is now 30 mph. (I didn't buy a speedboat, so I don't care about losing the top end.) I can have the boat full of people and extra sacks full and it still comes out of the hole. (Yes, I am overloading the boat.) Fuel economy stayed about the same, or is a little worse.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:05 AM
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I put the 5-blade on my 11' X-45 with the 6.0L Indmar. The top speed is now 30 mph. (I didn't buy a speedboat, so I don't care about losing the top end.) I can have the boat full of people and extra sacks full and it still comes out of the hole. (Yes, I am overloading the boat.) Fuel economy stayed about the same, or is a little worse.
And that is just what the 5 blade is designed for. I bet it's a beast at pulling heavy loads.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:36 AM
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I should go back and clean up that post because, as some have correctly deduced, I had the high-altitude prop identified as stock. I never tested a stock prop so I can't really say if the top end would be higher but I suspect it would be.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:06 PM
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I put the 5-blade on my 11' X-45 with the 6.0L Indmar. The top speed is now 30 mph. (I didn't buy a speedboat, so I don't care about losing the top end.) I can have the boat full of people and extra sacks full and it still comes out of the hole. (Yes, I am overloading the boat.) Fuel economy stayed about the same, or is a little worse.
30mph? Is that a typo as that is the lowest top end I've ever seen somebody post for a Mastercraft.

Normally I don't give a flip about top speed, but 30mph isn't enough clearance beyond wakeboard speed to make me comfortable the boat would perform well. I'm imagining, for instance, bleeding speed after doing a 180 to double back on my tracks.... If my rider wants 24mph (higher than anyone on my boat usually boards, but isn't unheard of), would the boat struggle to get back to 24 as it must have already be pushing pretty hard to maintain 24 being that close to top speed.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:47 PM
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thats gotta be a typo... maybe 40?
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