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Old 09-02-2015, 12:30 PM
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OJ Props Review & Eric Johnson.

Not sure where to begin, but MANY THANKS TO ERIC AT OJ Props.

http://www.ojprops.com/

Most of us know our MasterCrafts come with an OJ prop from the factory.

Eric had contacted me here, on Team Talk, as he saw I would recommend people use ACME props for upgrades or replacements. He had a concern that I had not had a good customer service experience. To keep that short, 4 years ago on my X15 I needed a replacement and wanted to upgrade after bending mine beyond repair. While at that time the rep was not Eric, basically was told well no here is your replacement not really offering an upgrade. That led me to ACME.

Well, this year I had and have a 2013 XStar with the 7.4. Love the boat, power, etc. I noted and issue, to me a lot of "slip" when trying to take off esp. with ballast. Think if you ever had a transmission slip on you. This was certainly not a lack of power, as you really could see the RPM rev as fast as you could imagine, if you have not had a chance test out a 7.4, do it. Thus with a heavier load as ballast is added, seemingly got worse.

I had told Eric I would get in contact with him for my next prop. I did, but did not really see at the time a current offering that I would have wanted, diameter and pitch. Eric suggested he could have one custom cut, and to let him know. We talked and came to testing 15x16. Stock was 14.75x17.5.

I put this prop on finally last night, Eric honestly had cut and sent the prop within the same day.

Keep in mind I don't really track fuel burn. I honestly know a 7.4 comes with a pretty good fuel tab.

I will say any slip I had previously felt was gone. I do have the gen2 with the software upgrade that uses all 3 tabs for auto launch, had this as well with the stock prop. First pull was my wife she has zero ballast, but I actually had to slightly feather into the throttle getting her up, before I just slammed the throttle and went. Well when it was my turn to roll behind the boat, loaded all the hard tanks, and only 1/3 into the bags. Again, from a rider perspective you could feel the prop grab and go. I did not have time to fill all or surf but, I am VERY pleased with this swap.

SO ERIC JOHNSON. Much respect for:

#1. Reaching out to a customer.
#2 Dealing with a finicky customer who wanted something "off the menu"
#3 Super fast service.

I now can say I would 100% recommend OJ props.

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Old 09-02-2015, 01:19 PM
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Couldn't agree more. Eric is great to deal with. He helped me out when I needed a spare for the X23.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:29 PM
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We just ran an event with a new X-23 and the stock prop was NOT up to par for wakeboarding. The boat wouldn't even plane after making a tight turn with ballast. And the boat had the 7.4. We ended up taking the stock "High Alt" wakeboard prop off my X-30 and it made a world of a difference. The driver for the day said it was a different boat with the new prop.

I'm really not sure why they would sell a boat with a prop that doesn't properly run the boat with full ballast.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:30 PM
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X3 for Eric .. he got me an 815 for my Old X2..big change..

I actually liked it so much, i transferred it to the current 5.7 X30.... also a big change when sac'd out.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:37 PM
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We just ran an event with a new X-23 and the stock prop was NOT up to par for wakeboarding. The boat wouldn't even plane after making a tight turn with ballast. And the boat had the 7.4. We ended up taking the stock "High Alt" wakeboard prop off my X-30 and it made a world of a difference. The driver for the day said it was a different boat with the new prop.

I'm really not sure why they would sell a boat with a prop that doesn't properly run the boat with full ballast.
I am about sea level 1200 ish feet. I never had or have issue with power, other than A LOT, but bite seemed the worst, on a turn you could hear the 7.4 cranking like nothing was bothering it, but not grabbing. I guess burning the tires. LOL! X23 is a slightly different animal I suppose.

I think this maybe had a 715 number on the end of the prop, not sure if its been on the menu yet.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:47 PM
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There is a reason why OJ Props and Eric have been in my signature for many years. Eric is the man, very good guy. Cares about family and others. His props are awesome, his willingness to cut a custom prop just for one person, his try before you buy and last but certainly not least, his customer service is by far the BEST!!!
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:52 PM
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Just talked with him yesterday... Great guy and very knowledgable.

Also when we bent a prop on our x2, I overnighted it to him for repair and they had it fixed same day and back out to me... They need to teach customer service classes as a side job bc Eric and OJ are awesome at it!
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:53 PM
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Couple years ago before one of the holiday weekends we bent a prop I had recently bought from Eric. I took it over to him couple days before the 3 day weekend hoping he could get it repaired in time for our camping/boating trip. He dropped what he was doing and fixed it right then so I could take it home and save me the 35 min. (One way) trip back to the shop. And I got to watch and visit with him while he did the repair... Great guy!!! Great service!! Any boat I have will ONLY run an Oj!
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:23 PM
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We just ran an event with a new X-23 and the stock prop was NOT up to par for wakeboarding. The boat wouldn't even plane after making a tight turn with ballast. And the boat had the 7.4. We ended up taking the stock "High Alt" wakeboard prop off my X-30 and it made a world of a difference. The driver for the day said it was a different boat with the new prop.

I'm really not sure why they would sell a boat with a prop that doesn't properly run the boat with full ballast.
The X23 with the 7.4 does much better with larger diameter especially when it is really loaded. My 848, 15 x 14 or 845, 15 x 13 will work better than the stock prop.

Tom - thanks again for the opportunity to earn your business.

Thanks to you all that support OJ Props.
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Old 09-02-2015, 03:02 PM
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X100 for eric got me just a coupler for my x1 drive shaft instead of making me buy the whole shaft coupler and nut!
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