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Old 06-11-2013, 06:28 PM
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prop for a 96 prostar

Got some prop damage. Tried to have it rebuilt lost some rpms and a bit of vibration. I tried to have it done twice. I give up. Switching props with a known good prop clears the problems. I'm going to get a new prop. Current prop is the 13x13 Legend. Boat is the one to one standard tbi. No complaints with the prop but what would you all recommend as an upgrade? Don't want to lose any rpms taking the bump at 22 down a bit would be nice. Any advice?
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:27 PM
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Many love the acme 541 on here and I must say I'm a fan too as a put one on my 95 ps 205 lt1 with 1:1. It's a beast out of the hole and seems to hold well. I'm a fan of Eric at oj props, service is second to none. Give him a call as well. It's hard to say on the wake, maybe slightly better?
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:11 PM
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I ran an Acme 541 on my '97 with the same setup for years. Changed to an OJ XMP 13x11.5 and like it even better. I've got a write up around here somewhere about all of the props I tried along with my observations. There are MUCH better props than that stock 13x13 Legend which will improve overall performance of your boat.

Edit: Found it for you. http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...highlight=Prop
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:58 AM
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+1 for acme 541... installed on my '95 PS190. Explodes like a bomb out of the hole and holds like a freight train. I do wonder though if a four blade would soften the bump at all. S
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:20 AM
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I'm a fan of the XMP 13x11.5 runs so smooth.

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Old 06-12-2013, 08:51 AM
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+1 for acme 541... installed on my '95 PS190. Explodes like a bomb out of the hole and holds like a freight train. I do wonder though if a four blade would soften the bump at all. S
No it won't. It will be a bit softer but WILL create a big rooster tail at 22off. Read my reviews of the three props I tested head to head on my '97. The OJ XMP 13x11.5 will soften the wake some over the ACME and eliminate the rooster tail.
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:45 PM
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I ran an Acme 541 on my '97 with the same setup for years. Changed to an OJ XMP 13x11.5 and like it even better. I've got a write up around here somewhere about all of the props I tried along with my observations. There are MUCH better props than that stock 13x13 Legend which will improve overall performance of your boat.

Edit: Found it for you. http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...highlight=Prop
Thanks for the review Brian M. I have essentially the same boat. I think that's the direction I'll have to go.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:13 PM
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I ran an Acme 541 on my '97 with the same setup for years. Changed to an OJ XMP 13x11.5 and like it even better...
What!!!
I want a refund on 541 that you made me buy!
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:34 AM
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What!!!
I want a refund on 541 that you made me buy!
The 541 is no slouch. I ran it for about 6 years. I then dinged the prop and had it repaired but felt it wasn't the same after the repair. At that time I decided to test a bunch of props and went with the OJ.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:50 PM
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Largely based on BrianM review, I go the 13x11.5 cnc OJ prop as a replacement for my legend. I have no Empirical data as he did, only impressions, but I have to say I'm very pleased with the prop as an upgrade that I didn't think I really needed! I use perfect pass and had to adjust my rpms up a bit higher to get correct times. Oddly enough, the skier weight that I normally use had to be brought down by about 60 or I would run very fast times. It's as though the prop doesn't realize there is a skier back there. The hole shot is terrific and your out of the water quicker than you can imagine. I usually ski my opening pass at 32 (get the webs out) and the one thing I noticed right away is that I really couldn't seem to notice the speed change that was usually very apparent with the Legend. My boat has always had a very hard unforgiving pull but not so with this prop. Very soft and forgiving! In short this is a great prop. Many thanks to BrianM for posting his review. His thoughts are right on the money. For anyone using the old Legend prop, go hit something with it and switch it up to the CNC! Oh and I forgot to mention not even a hint of vibration!
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