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Prop selection for 2013 Response TXI


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Last week I picked up a used 2013 Response TXI with a Monsoon 350SS. I noticed that the prop has a few good dings in it, so I want to pick up a new one before we put it in the lake. I am told that the Acme 525 was the stock prop on the boat. I am trying to decide if I should go with another 525 or should I get a 515? We are mostly skiing and recreational boating. 

 

Thanks

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ahopkins22LSV

Unless you really want a spare prop, I would just have the current prop repaired. Much cheaper than buying new.

That said, I had the 515 on our 2013 TXi. It was very strong out of the hole and maintained speed well with a skier in tow. I never tried anything else though.

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I am not 100% sure which was the stock prop, my experience tilts toward the 515 as the base prop.  That tends to be a 1 mph / 100 RPM prop whereas the 525 will spin a bit faster, in the ballpark of +150 a 200 RPM.  If skiing and footing I would go with a 515, lower speed sports would favor the 525.  Power to spin either should be no issue.  Acme does have a prop calculator tool on their website.  If you pop the nut off the prop, you should see the model number stamped on the hub.

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i have both props - the 515 would be a good bet, BUT before you do that I would look at the numbers on the current prop - they should be visible even with the nut on there.    The 525 is only needed for a short setup slalom lake or if you have a lot of people in the boat IMHO.  

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We have 525 on ours, it was on there when we got it, not sure it was stock bc it was used, but the literature I looked at said it was.  Has great hole shot, we have no issues barefooting with it, great all around prop for our uses.  I guess it may depend on how many people are in your normal crew and how much weight is in the boat.  We usually have only a driver and sometimes an observer/2nd skier.  Acme search says either one works.     

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Thanks folks,

I went with the 515 from Malibu Parts. Should have it on Tuesday just in time for the fourth of July long weekend.  

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Bluefishcay

Acme can fix your old prop for less than a new one.  Worth sending it in and having it as a spare.  

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On 6/29/2024 at 6:39 AM, BMPray said:

Thanks folks,

I went with the 515 from Malibu Parts. Should have it on Tuesday just in time for the fourth of July long weekend.  

Let us know how you like it :)

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