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Old 04-28-2016, 01:12 PM
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15 x-30 Prop

I have a 2015 X-30 with a 6.0L, it has a 14.75 x 15.75 OJ 812 prop on it. I like to surf but also enjoy barefooting. Top end barefooting was just under 40mph. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on if I should look at a different prop to get a few more mph's for barefooting and how much that will hurt me at low speeds for surfing?

Also do you have any suggestions on where I should get a prop from that can offer input and exchange a prop I order to find one that is the best fit?
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:50 PM
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I have a 2012 X30 with 6.2L and OJ V3 820 prop. It has been a huge improvement over the stock OJ 522. My top end is 50-51 with V3 820 and low end for surfing is much stronger as well.
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:11 PM
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The 812 is the prop for the 6.0. What is the max RPM you are seeing?
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:12 PM
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Are you running stock ballast when you surf? Do you have the newest software update with 3 tab auto launch?
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:14 PM
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Do certain props make your boat go faster? is there a detriment to doing this? I have an 08 X30, tops out at 43mph, just like the specs say. If I wanted more speed, will a prop suffice? any idea which one would fit?
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Old 04-29-2016, 01:39 PM
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I will have to look into that and get back to you. I don't remember what the RPM's were.

On the Ballast, yes they are stock ballast hard and soft tanks and the boat was just picked up from the dealer so I think it has the most updated software.
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Old 04-29-2016, 02:11 PM
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Do certain props make your boat go faster? is there a detriment to doing this? I have an 08 X30, tops out at 43mph, just like the specs say. If I wanted more speed, will a prop suffice? any idea which one would fit?
Yes different props will push the water in different ways. Some props are good on the low end (lower pitch like 13) others are great on the high end (higher pitch like 19 pitch) will have higher top end. most props that are for speed are not as good getting out of the hole or surfing with. You have to make sure you watch you RPM tho. If you dont understand what your engine is doing and put on the wrong prop that over revs the motor you are in for an expensive lesson.

If you are pushing lots of weight in the boat surfing you want a lower pitch prop. but you will suffer on the top end.
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Old 04-29-2016, 04:07 PM
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New poster here so what is everyone's top choice for the prop to run on the X-30.


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Old 04-29-2016, 06:01 PM
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so you basically sacrifice one for the other, so to speak.
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Old 04-29-2016, 06:25 PM
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I went from the stock "high alt" prop to an Acme 2305. We got much faster plane times and lower RPM's, overall it was a win win situation. Top speed with a 6.0 and this prop and Fresh Air Exhaust at 3100 ft is about 37mph.
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