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I've heard good things about the CNC props from both companies. I'm convinced now that I NEED a spare prop (and puller kit). Any recommendations for an '00 SLXi with the Monsoon II? Current prop is the factory stainless prop...

Thanks,

Mike

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WakeGirl

Oooo, you've got that CVP prop. Lightning.gif Acme IMO would be the choice, probably a 515 (13x12) or a 525 (13x11.5) depending on how much more low end grunt that you want. Gary might have some that you can demo.

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Malibudude

I would look at the OJ XMP line as I've heard good things about those and then keep the CVP for a backup. I agree it's not the best out there that's for sure.

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CarveItUp

The funny part is that I haven't really noticed any problems with the current prop. I don't know if I need more low-end pull or even which aspects of performance I'd try to tune with it...

Should be interesting!

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Malibudude

Mike once you load up the boat a bit you'll really see the limitations of the CVP.

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UWSkier

Our Acme has been good, but I've heard stories of them actually sacking out over time. There have been 2 isolated cases that I know of here in WI where a boat owner suddenly found himself hitting the rev limiter as the blades flattened out. I didn't believe it at first either, but this very trustworthy individual confirmed for me that the prop he saw was indeed out of spec, and it was out of spec evenly. No blunt force damage.

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Henken

The performance differences between the cvp and a cnc are huge regardless if its ACME or OJ.

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WakeGirl
Our Acme has been good, but I've heard stories of them actually sacking out over time.  There have been 2 isolated cases that I know of here in WI where a boat owner suddenly found himself hitting the rev limiter as the blades flattened out.  I didn't believe it at first either, but this very trustworthy individual confirmed for me that the prop he saw was indeed out of spec, and it was out of spec evenly.  No blunt force damage.

Shocking.gif Not good news, as both of my props are Acmes.

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VinRLX

Latest I saw from a reputable source was the ACME and OJ XMP felt similar in low end and midrange, but XMP gave a tich more top end with a few less revs.

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WakeGirl

Now Jack why'd you have to go & say that? We just got that new Acme 525 last fall ya know and you're saying that there's something better? Not good, not good at all. Ranting.gif

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VinRLX

Not really b e t t e r . . .

Incomplete testing and under controlled conditions. . .

I have considered a spare or swap many times, but can not come up with a prop that would outperform my standard prop, for my use and conditions. However, if I buy a spare at this point, it will be an OJ XMP. Based on another MBOs tests.

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CarveItUp
Our Acme has been good, but I've heard stories of them actually sacking out over time.  There have been 2 isolated cases that I know of here in WI where a boat owner suddenly found himself hitting the rev limiter as the blades flattened out.  I didn't believe it at first either, but this very trustworthy individual confirmed for me that the prop he saw was indeed out of spec, and it was out of spec evenly.  No blunt force damage.

Ouch, that's not good. Did they work with Acme on the problem? What was the reaction?

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CarveItUp
Not really b e t t e r . . .

Incomplete testing and under controlled conditions. . .

I have considered a spare or swap many times, but can not come up with a prop that would outperform my standard prop, for my use and conditions. However, if I buy a spare at this point, it will be an OJ XMP. Based on another MBOs tests.

How long has the OJ been out? Any idea about its track record?

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WakeGirl

I don't think those were out when I bought the new Acme last fall.

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Malibudude

I know Eddie wasn't all that impressed w/ the ACME and I' waiting to here his comments on the XMP.

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VinRLX

They are recent. I remember seeing the foreshadowing ads in WSrag about them, but don't remember exactly when they came out. Anyway, hasn't been out long, track record is short, but is a CNC prop similar to the standard ACME.

Wish I could decide a decent reason to reprop or buy a spare. . .

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WakeGirl
Wish I could decide a decent reason to reprop or buy a spare. . .

Look for a used one, good way to go for a backup.

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VinRLX

Don't really need a backup. Never even bent one. Which is why I need a reason to buy a spare. No CFO approval without written justification. Cry.gif

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WakeGirl

Oh gotcha. Need to find a shallow spot in the lake then....;)

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VinRLX

Yup. Only thing better would be if she was driving. Fingerwag.gif

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NorCaliBu
Oh gotcha.  Need to find a shallow spot in the lake then....;)

Naw, too risky. Just bend one fin slightly (with say, a ball peen hammer) and then tell her that it's repairable but will never be the same. It will surely vibrate...then straighten it back out keep it as a spare and get that XMP. Innocent.gif

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CarveItUp
Naw, too risky.  Just bend one fin slightly (with say, a ball peen hammer) and then tell her that it's repairable but will never be the same.  It will surely vibrate...then straighten it back out keep it as a spare and get that XMP. Innocent.gif

Sneaky...I like it!

Mike

(Good idea on the sig...think I'll "borrow" it!)

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NorCaliBu

I don't know about "sneaky"....has a negative connotation. :( I prefer "creative". :)

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CarveItUp

Ahhh, creative. I like that better too! :)

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