View Full Version : Good 2nd Prop?

02-01-2010, 06:02 PM
Hey Sled and Deerfield (and anyone else with a DD) -
What do you recommend for another prop?

I have a Federal Supercup Ni-Bral 14x16RH that I am trading to a local ACME dealer and told him I want another prop for spare.

I'm currently running the original 3blade OJ and it works just fine. I'm happy with the top end, whole shot, and rpm range it provides but I've only used it for skiing and wakeboarding so far. I'm going to start surfing as well and sacking the boat out every now and then!

I think your running a 4blade aren't you Sled?

I'm open to anything right now since I have a prop I can't use and looking for another spare (or upgrade and using the original as spare).

Any input?

02-01-2010, 07:33 PM
3 blade OJ works fine for surfing. I sack out pretty good too.

02-01-2010, 10:16 PM
When I purchased my 03 outback, the previous owner had a 13x13 4 blade. I found it had slightly less top end but did hole midrange speeds really well. I never ran my boat load with ballast but I suspect it would do better than my 13x13 3 blade that I currently run for a hole shot/slower speeds. I run my 3 blade for better top end, barefoot.

02-02-2010, 01:21 AM
I have a 2004 LS. I use an ACME 543 three blade prop and my spare prop is the stock OJ 4 balde. The 543 is pitched to handle a little more weight and works great for boarding and surfing. I prefer the OJ for skiing.

02-02-2010, 11:58 AM
I've got a practically new OJ XMP 13x 11.5 (3 blade) that needs to go.


02-02-2010, 03:17 PM
Why does it need to go?

02-02-2010, 07:13 PM
'Cause I could use the money for another 4 blade. Great prop just want another 4 blade.


02-04-2010, 06:08 PM
I have 2 different four bladed props I will sell.
one is a stock prop 13X17.3
the other is an Acme 635 cant remember the pitch but I'll post it when I find out.

Let me know and make me an offer.


02-09-2010, 10:50 AM
We typically run our 13 X 11.5 LC 1" 3-blade for max speed. this is what i was sent this time from oj and the last time he told me a 14 x 14 4 blade, to get top end out of my boat, how inconsistant.

02-09-2010, 02:08 PM
dru - Not sure what you are saying...I told you to run a 14 X 14 on a direct drive?

Eric @ OJ

02-09-2010, 02:12 PM
yes but I can past the email in my inbox on here, actualy i cut and past this last one at the begining of my last reply

02-09-2010, 02:15 PM
I thoght that you had said 14 x 14 but could not remember for sure so remailed to confirm what it was. i will look in my inbox and tell you who said that, anyhow do you have the part number?

02-09-2010, 02:16 PM
odd, you must be eric johnson and this id the email you sent me yesterday, were you talking about vdrives?

02-09-2010, 02:18 PM
May be some confusion. I would have suggested a 14.25 X 14 for a wakeboard option, not for a direct drive though. We offer the 14.25 X 14.5, the new prop for 2010, as the wakeboarding option. For a 1:1 you may not see much difference in speed, maybe 1-2 MPH between a 13 X 11, 13 X11.5 or the 13 X 13 4-blade.

02-09-2010, 02:21 PM
well I guess i will ask you then, if you wanted low wash atleast 43mph what should i get?

02-09-2010, 02:21 PM
Comment or question
I can not remember what size and what was the best prop to get for top end speed gains, could you give me the part number please. my boat is a 2010 moomba mobius direct drive. thanx again.


We typically run our 13 X 11.5 LC 1" 3-blade for max speed.

Eric Johnson
Johnson Propeller

02-09-2010, 02:27 PM
I'm assuming you have not run the boat yet. I would suugest to run the boat with the stock 13 X 13 3-blade we supply SC and get a baseline of MPH and RPM. I can suggest a different propeller after going over those numbers.

02-09-2010, 02:32 PM
i'll get back to you end of march then. and that will you a better idea then, when i do order a prop from you guys do you include a puller kit?
they are hard to find up here

02-09-2010, 03:08 PM
We do have pullers and prop kits. We can discuss the details through e-mails.

02-10-2010, 12:38 AM
I'll probably contact you through email as well. I've got some questions on my particular applicaiton :)

02-10-2010, 08:47 AM
Z, glad to see your back on the boards