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Tyger

Wakesurfing, Props, Performance And Gas

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Tyger

As we've started weighting down our boat, using more wedge and generally dialing it in, I've noticed that gas consumption has gone up. Going from 2800 RPM to 31-200 RPM doesn't seem like a big difference, but it's using a lot more GPH. I came here yesterday and did some reading about different perspectives and now I'm wondering if anyone has used a different prop and if it's helped gas consumption.

This seems to be most relative post. PowPowPatrol and anyone else using the 1837: Is your GPH better, same or worse since moving to a prop that runs at higher RPM?

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Tyger

Any input here? Would love to spend something less than $160 per day on gas. :)

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Lance B. Johnson

Tyger, every time I have ever done the math on this type of thing I have come to the conclusion that it will take forever to recover the costs. If you put a ton of hours on your boat and plan to keep it a really long time maybe it would be worth it. Just my opinion.

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oceanbu

I was just reading over at wake world about the OJ 5 blade prop. Guys saying that it improved holeshot, top end and reduced rpms especially when wake boarding or wake surfing. I guess lower RPMS would mean better fuel efficiency.

Apparently Axis is going to make it an option at some point? I haven't heard anything about it on here.

http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=788869

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85 Barefoot

It's already an option on axis but the reviews are mixed from what I have seen

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Mal Gal

We just purchased the oj 5 blade on the group buy. On the way to Dale Hollow Lake as we speak. I'll update performance tomorrow.

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fedupracer

Any Update on this Oj5blade?

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shake & bake

any update on the performanc of the OJ TZ-x5 prop. I have a 04- 23 LSV very curious how it performs. I have a 537 now and was thinking of upgrading to a 1273.

Has anybody tried the new ACME 2259 - 5 blade prop?

regards

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Dreamer99

I have the OJ 5 blade on my enzo and it was a huge improvement over an Acme 537 and 1579 for wakesurfing. The top end was less than the 537 but about the same as a 1579. I run about 2200#'s of ballast surfing at 11.5 mph and the engine went from 3400 rpm to 3000 with the 5 blade. The 5 blades just have so much more grip on the water. No more cavitation at all.

If you have room for a larger diameter you should consider an Acme 14.5"x15.5" 0.105 cup as well as a 5 blade.

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