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Sailvi767

2016 VLX delivered today

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Sailvi767

2016 VLX with the 450 motor was delivered today. Everything seems great so far. The only thing I need to sort out is the prop. Malibu delivered it with a 2277 prop. I ordered it with the standard not high altitude prop. I expected to see speeds near 47 and decent cruise speeds. I don't plan to slam the boat. Standard tanks and 800 PNP's in the back. The boat is a beast out of the hole and the speeds seem like I got the high altitude prop. Here are some numbers with all tanks empty and only two people in the boat. 3100 rpm gives 21mph. 3800 RPM gives 30 MPH and 5500 yields 42mph.

These numbers are almost exactly the same as 2015 boats with the HA prop. I find it hard to believe but I wonder if Malibu screwed up the prop selection with the new gear ratios. The 2277 was the standard prop on the 2015 VLX. Thoughts? I may keep it as a spare and order a better cruise prop since I live on a large lake. Hole shot was outstanding with all tanks and bags filled so I can give up a bit there. I can't imagine what the high altitude prop RPMs would be if this is the correct all around prop.

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catalac

Surprised the 2277 is still that much of a stump puller and poor cruiser. Next step is 17.5 pitch, be interesting if that would work.

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Stevo

Pics? Please

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smooky

Pics or it didn't happen

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bamabonners

12 posts to your name and still no pics of this boat?! Boat pic should be in your first 3 posts....its a law somewhere. Please include pic of motor.... LOL

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Sailvi767

2016 VLX with the 450 motor was delivered today. Everything seems great so far. The only thing I need to sort out is the prop. Malibu delivered it with a 2277 prop. I ordered it with the standard not high altitude prop. I expected to see speeds near 47 and decent cruise speeds. I don't plan to slam the boat. Standard tanks and 800 PNP's in the back. The boat is a beast out of the hole and the speeds seem like I got the high altitude prop. Here are some numbers with all tanks empty and only two people in the boat. 3100 rpm gives 21mph. 3800 RPM gives 30 MPH and 5500 yields 42mph.

These numbers are almost exactly the same as 2015 boats with the HA prop. I find it hard to believe but I wonder if Malibu screwed up the prop selection with the new gear ratios. The 2277 was the standard prop on the 2015 VLX. Thoughts? I may keep it as a spare and order a better cruise prop since I live on a large lake. Hole shot was outstanding with all tanks and bags filled so I can give up a bit there. I can't imagine what the high altitude prop RPMs would be if this is the correct all around prop.

Surprised the 2277 is still that much of a stump puller and poor cruiser. Next step is 17.5 pitch, be interesting if that would work.

I suspect the new gear ratio is the problem. I just assumed Malibu would sort it out. Not a big deal since I will make this a spare prop. The gap up to the next prop might be a issue. I don't want that much pitch. Might have to look at a OJ.

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Raimie

What a tease :Doh:

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thtrog

2277 is the standard prop for 2016 and 2249 is high altitude

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Sailvi767

I wonder what kind of numbers the 2249 would have. I suspect the top speed would be 35 to 36mph. I can't even imagine what the torque prop would produce. The 2277 is producing the same numbers as the HA prop on the 2015's. I think the HA prop was the 2249 last year. Pics of the boat will have to wait a few days.

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thtrog

The high altitude for 2015 was the 1235 and torque 2419. I would not have gone in with expectations of 47 mph, good luck experimenting.

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Sixer

2016 VLX with the 450 motor was delivered today. Everything seems great so far. The only thing I need to sort out is the prop. Malibu delivered it with a 2277 prop. I ordered it with the standard not high altitude prop. I expected to see speeds near 47 and decent cruise speeds. I don't plan to slam the boat. Standard tanks and 800 PNP's in the back. The boat is a beast out of the hole and the speeds seem like I got the high altitude prop. Here are some numbers with all tanks empty and only two people in the boat. 3100 rpm gives 21mph. 3800 RPM gives 30 MPH and 5500 yields 42mph.

These numbers are almost exactly the same as 2015 boats with the HA prop. I find it hard to believe but I wonder if Malibu screwed up the prop selection with the new gear ratios. The 2277 was the standard prop on the 2015 VLX. Thoughts? I may keep it as a spare and order a better cruise prop since I live on a large lake. Hole shot was outstanding with all tanks and bags filled so I can give up a bit there. I can't imagine what the high altitude prop RPMs would be if this is the correct all around prop.

I assume that means you bypassed the "engine break in" outlined in the manual?? I know there are differences in opinion on this topic. Congrats on the new boat, looking forward to the pics as well!

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Sailvi767

I assume that means you bypassed the "engine break in" outlined in the manual?? I know there are differences in opinion on this topic. Congrats on the new boat, looking forward to the pics as well!

The top speed I just calculated, keep the rpm under 4000. Have 4 hours on it already. You can go to 4000 after 3 hours.

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67King

The top speed I just calculated, keep the rpm under 4000. Have 4 hours on it already. You can go to 4000 after 3 hours.

I would not extrapolate the speed/RPM relationship when fluids are involved.

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bamabonners

Still no pics. Are we being trolled?

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Sailvi767

Still no pics. Are we being trolled?

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Sailvi767

Surfed the boat today. Ran full factory ballast plus 800 PNP's in the rear lockers. I am new to surfing but it appears it needs more bow weight with this setup. Had about 800 lbs in people in the back with no one in the bow. Will try and get some more prop numbers tomorrow.

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ConnollyCrew

Drop the 1000 lb wedge in the bow! Beautiful boat!

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smooky

Really nice boat.

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catalac

I like the colors very nice.

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IXFE

Surfed the boat today. Ran full factory ballast plus 800 PNP's in the rear lockers. I am new to surfing but it appears it needs more bow weight with this setup. Had about 800 lbs in people in the back with no one in the bow. Will try and get some more prop numbers tomorrow.

Install this in the bow. Everything will change.

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smooky

Install this in the bow. Everything will change.

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What is the weight of the bag ? And what kind of bags are you using for the rear trunk ?

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ConnollyCrew

What is the weight of the bag ? And what kind of bags are you using for the rear trunk ?

Wakemakers.com, 1000 lb wedge.

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mikeyg

Really nice boat.

Is the VXL the European version of the VLX? :biggrin:

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