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longbeard

ACME 231

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longbeard

Anyone running this prop on their Direct Drive? Do you like it? Was thinking of trying a 4 blade to get that extra hurumph out of the hole.

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jb 156

I hear 3 blades are better than 4 :rofl:

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Bawshogg

Oh boy. :lol:

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longbeard

I swear I didn't mean to pick at that scab, just wondering of any experience with that particular prop.

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Rmack

Martinarcher has banned all prop questions. Please refer to props as spinny spokes. No more arguments about spinny spokes please.

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happypappy

I hear Eric at Acme is quite knowledgable! Probably a good place to start!! ha ha

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Bobby Light

Don't call ACME though about an ACME prop, they don't give the popular answers only the facts :whistle: .

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Steve B.

Darn it, I must have missed the good spinny spokes conversation.

Steve B.

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longbeard

Religious Feces, here we go again.

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mrnate450r

Religious Feces, here we go again.

Religious Feces....haven't heard that one before! Thanks for the laugh on a Friday!

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bamabonners

spinny spokes :lol:

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FastFreddy

10+ replies and no one with advice for the OP. :(

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TrickyNicky

I don't know if anyone's used it, and he did get the best advice possible. Call ACME but under no circumstance follow simple laws of physics.

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longbeard

I did call ACME, gave them my setup, they said you could go with the 525, or the 231 or the 911. To which I said, ok but which do you think would be best? To which they said, well its really personal preference. Well I have never used any of these props, so I don't know what my preference is. Pretty frustrating call actually. The 231 seems middle of the road, just wondering if anyone had good or bad things to say about it.

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Bobby Light

I did call ACME, gave them my setup, they said you could go with the 525, or the 231 or the 911. To which I said, ok but which do you think would be best? To which they said, well its really personal preference. Well I have never used any of these props, so I don't know what my preference is. Pretty frustrating call actually. The 231 seems middle of the road, just wondering if anyone had good or bad things to say about it.

I think the 231 will have the best hole shot out of the bunch given it's the only 4 blade listed. The 911 3 blade prop will be a slight step down in hole shot but probably slightly higher top end (1-2 mph), then the 525 will be the least agressive hole shot of the bunch and have the highest top end speed.

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jk13

^^Agree but would like to know what prop is on there now for comparison's sake.

If it's an old cast Nibral 13x13 or worse a CVP Stainless 13x13, the 525 will get you a much better hole shot than what you have now. Unless you run a bunch of weight I'd stick with a three blade and keep your top end. The new CNC'd three blades have much more surface area than the older ones--even more than the older four blades.

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longbeard

It is the dreaded stainless. I have read that if it hasn't broken yet, it's probably not going to, but would still like to have it as a spare and not my main prop.

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FastFreddy

Give us a bit more info.

Mostly Wakeboard and ski or Wakeboard surf?

Max Ballast?

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happypappy

I don't know if anyone's used it, and he did get the best advice possible. Call ACME but under no circumstance follow simple laws of physics.

YA, those idiotic laws of physics...come on now WHO really needs them!, or even understands how they apply to say spinning surfaces or how to even calculate them?? I guess calling them laws is really simply oxymoronic?

I recall someone on a different post quite awhile ago even calling them a theory!! Like gravity is a theory!!

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longbeard

Around 1000# ballast max. Around 800# people ballast max. Wedge, mainly wakeboard, current prop slips out of the hole when surfing

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FastFreddy

If I were you I'd go with the 4 blade. It'll be miles better than your current prop. As you add more weight you'll want more power to get the boat moving. Just my 2 cents.

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Bawshogg

YA, those idiotic laws of physics...come on now WHO really needs them!, or even understands how they apply to say spinning surfaces or how to even calculate them?? I guess calling them laws is really simply oxymoronic?

I recall someone on a different post quite awhile ago even calling them a theory!! Like gravity is a theory!!

Hopefully if you keep spouting this one can get locked too.

What does this have to with what the OP asked? You need to understand that nobody wants to hear your crap generally, and especially if you have nothing to add to the thread except to try and prove your point.

I am not a mod. Here, but really guy? Quit trolling.

Edited by Bobby Bright

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Rmack

These rants are as bad as telling nitrosbird that a 350 monsoon is a good base engine.

Lets play nice and only talk about spinny spokes and hole shot.

I think the 911 spinny spoke is a good one.

Edited by Rmack

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