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Kojak

Help Me Pick a New Prop

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Kojak

I'm looking for help from the Crew for a new prop.  Particulars are listed below.

  • I have the 350 motor in my 06 23 LSV and am currently running the 2315.
  • Elevation at the lakes I go to vary quite a bit; 2422, 1516, and 750. 
  • In addition to having all stock tanks full, which I think is about 1250 lbs, I run 3125 to 3600 lbs additional ballast depending upon how many people are on board, for a total ballast weight between 4400 - 4800 lbs.  
  • Boat has Wave Control/Go Surf Assist installed.
  • RPMs are somewhere around 3300-3500, which I feel is a bit high.
  • The wedge is usually all the way down and then back up around 4-5 clicks.  I get a better wave if I raise the wedge up about 6-8 clicks but then the RPMs shoot up to about 3600-3700.  I've tried it without the wedge but the wave sucks.
  • I can maintain surf speed, usually around 11.2 to 11.5 mph, but the throttle is wide open.  

I have been thinking about a new prop but I'm not certain which way to go.  I'm guessing down in pitch but I'm not sure.  Been debating between the following props: 2419, 2949, 2937, 2951, and 2943.  If I need to go the other direction, I really have no idea which one.

I would like to decrease RPMs and fuel usage as much as I can.  Cruising and top speed aren't that important to me.  We primarily surf, with just a bit of tubing and even less wake boarding thrown in.  

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Kojak

Update

I tried the 2951 at the beginning of the season.  I didn't have to use near as much throttle but the rpms were around 3800-4000.  So I contacted Acme props to get their recommendation. I spoke to Jim who was very helpful.  He recommended the 2937 for my setup.  I have used it since and it works great.  Rpms are about the same as the 2315 and I don't have to use as much throttle. 

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racer808
6 hours ago, Kojak said:

Update

I tried the 2951 at the beginning of the season.  I didn't have to use near as much throttle but the rpms were around 3800-4000.  So I contacted Acme props to get their recommendation. I spoke to Jim who was very helpful.  He recommended the 2937 for my setup.  I have used it since and it works great.  Rpms are about the same as the 2315 and I don't have to use as much throttle. 

I had the 2937 my wife wrecked.  Nettles sent me the 2951 by accident and it was even better for surfing and dropped my rpms a couple hundred.  

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Kojak

I remember you telling me that but the 2951 ran pretty high rpms.   The 2937 definitely seems to be the right prop for my setup.

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