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Stainless Steel Prop


Cornerstone

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I bent The propeller on my 1999 wake setter LX. It is a 13 X 13 X 1 1/8, It was the original prop, I cannot find another stainless steel prop online, does anyone know where I may be able to buy a new stainless steel? If not, and I decide to go with Nibral, would I use the same exact size prop, or because it’s a different material I should change the size or pitch?

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If your old CVP prop doesn't have black lines in the hub from cold casting, it is probably one of the keepers.  You can try taking it to a prop shop to see what they can do.  Post a photo of it here, please.

You should check your strut and shaft to make sure they aren't bent.  I'm guessing at least the strut is.  If you boat in an area where striking submerged objects is higher risk, a bronze prop may be better for you.

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You really want a Nibral prop anyway; they ding and bend when you hit stuff instead of transmitting all that force up the shaft and into the motor box.  IMO a stainless prop on an inboard is not the best solution.  

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12 hours ago, Cornerstone said:

I bent The propeller on my 1999 wake setter LX. It is a 13 X 13 X 1 1/8, It was the original prop, I cannot find another stainless steel prop online, does anyone know where I may be able to buy a new stainless steel? If not, and I decide to go with Nibral, would I use the same exact size prop, or because it’s a different material I should change the size or pitch?

I switched to the Acme 515, which I believe is smoother running. It is a close match.  IIRC the acme 525 is the next step if you want more power and less speed.

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The stainless CVP prop was Standard on that era, the next generation of prop’s Malibu went to in the 2000’s are Acme brand CNC nibral.  There should be some markings on the CVP prop just after the 13, nothing, M or MD.  Each progression indicates a half pitch step.  Current options are props from Acme or OJ, both excellent and great customer service.  Acme is standard on Malibu.  Acme has a prop calculator on the website, a simple number plug calculator, well worth using based on your conditions.  Good luck.

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