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95echelon

Dealer Offering 2 Props for 2005 VLX: 1235 or 2419, Help Me!

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95echelon

Hi everyone!

I sold my last Malibu (95 Echelon EFI) when building my current home. I just got a signing bonus from a new job and I am purchasing a used VLX (2005). It has a prop with a nick in it and they are offering me a choice of an ACME 1235 or a 2419 as a new replacement with purchase.

Here is my situation:

  1. Have a lake place, boat will be in a lift and we can do sports right off the dock. Don't need to travel on the boat long distance. I have a pontoon for trips down the lake in comfort. (only 7 miles long)
  2. Boat will be used for tubing and wakeboarding this year (kids are young).
  3. I would like to try surfing in the future, but for now I am on the stock MLS with NO FRONT TANK
  4. If I surf it will be with a surfgate knock off on the platform, piggyback or 1100 replacement rear sacks, a sack under the front seats and lead in the bow with wedge down
  5. Monsoon 340 motor
  6. Typical Passengers are 2-3 adults (300-450 pounds total) and 3 kids under 70 pounds, Occasionally extra kids and adults.

My thoughts are that 1235 is tried and true and offers a bit of extra oomph over the stock prop, but that if I fully sack out this boat and weigh it down most folks will tell me to go with 2419. Though I love the idea of surfing, it might be a next year project with just fun on wakeboard and tubes this year. I am already adding a basement to my home, and gutting a kitchen and bath at my lake place. I may not have time to research and install a whole new ballast system in this boat. I want to go have fun after many years without a ski boat.

Am I off base with my thoughts? What would you guys do?

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Ndawg12

2419 no question

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shawndoggy

between those two, 2419, but I bet you could get away with a 2315, which would give you a bit more top end/cruising speed (not much, it's still a low-geared prop).

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95echelon

between those two, 2419, but I bet you could get away with a 2315, which would give you a bit more top end/cruising speed (not much, it's still a low-geared prop).

I think they have the two listed available in the shop right now, which is why I was offered those two specifically. I am not opposed to buying another in the future.

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95echelon

2419 no question

What are the drawbacks of the prop aside from reduced top end? Does it affect gas milage.

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shawndoggy

you could burn more fuel depending on usage. If your day on the water includes 20-30 minute cruises to get to your ride spot, then almost certainly you'd burn more fuel with a 2419 vs 1235. Also if you regularly spend much time above say 26mph.

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isellacuras

I would question a 2419 on a vlx. I run a 1235 on a 12 VLX and it does all I need it to do. I run a lot of weight, listed. You may need a little more if you plan to SLAM it with a gate system but if you are just getting into surfing, and may not even do it next year, IMO the 2419 would be overkill.

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Ndawg12

What are the drawbacks of the prop aside from reduced top end? Does it affect gas milage.

My response is based on going from a 1235 to a 2313 (less aggressive than a 2419 but still an aggressive 15" prop) A few times I hit the wall with the 1235, a bigger motor, and running less weight than you're planning to. Whether it's this year or next, I suspect you'll add that much weight, probably more and have the same problem. The 2419 can be evenly traded down to a less aggressive 15" prop, you might have to come out of pocket a couple hundred bucks to get up to a 15" with a 1235 in hand. And I'd agree with Shawndoggy, cruising above 25 may sip more gas, but I know I run 300-500 less rpms (all others variables being equal) at surfing speeds with my 2313. So the fuel mileage is hardly worth worrying about. IMO and all that.

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Andrew63

Did you try the boat with the prop that came with it?

May be a winter thing over there.....

Do you know what the original prop is?

If one of the suggested, or close, what about repairing the original & try it for a season or at least a few outings.

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95echelon

Did you try the boat with the prop that came with it?

May be a winter thing over there.....

Do you know what the original prop is?

If one of the suggested, or close, what about repairing the original & try it for a season or at least a few outings.

No i am flying out to look at the boat pre-purchase but it's 2000 miles away. I am having it shipped to me and lakes are frozen here. I might be able to keep the old prop, whatever it is, its likely stock.

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Nitrousbird

2419. Even if it is too much prop, you sell it, get a 1235 and have money left over (buying/selling used). Though even if the 2429 was too much prop, I wouldn't replace it with the 1235. The 1235 was the go to power prop before a pile of other options became available. Now people get them either used because they are plentiful or because they never really researched all of the current options.

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formulaben

Unless you're doing slalom skiing at 38mph or long (and fast) cruises, I'd go more aggressive.

If you're OK with selling a used prop at a huge loss in a year or so to help buy the correct one then get the 1235.

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95echelon

Went with the 2419. Thanks for all of your great input!

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Ndawg12

good call. If your plans change then you make a buck by swapping on the used market. Being able to slide your unexpecting wife from the observer seat into the rear seatback never gets old!!!

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