View Full Version : Need Prop Advice

06-26-2011, 02:32 PM
So I was at Powell last week with my 98 Outback and my prop decided to spit one of the blade tips off. It was still useable with only 3 people in the boat but now I need to replace it. It is the stock 13x13 OJ. Is there any advantage to changing it at all? We usually have at least 5 people on the boat at all times (cruising and boarding). Also, dumb question, the 98 Outback is a 1" shaft with a LH rotation correct? I just don't want to order the wrong one. Anyone have any good places to get a new one? Should I stick with brass or go stainless? Thanks for the advice.

06-26-2011, 03:03 PM
If your going with the 13-13-1 in Left rotation 4 blade you can't wrong.

06-26-2011, 03:14 PM
All the props are pretty much cnc now so you should see an overall improvement from your 1998 prop. It all depends what you use the boat for in determining the prop , There is absolutely no reason not to go with a 3 blade either as they are cnc now as well. Call acme or oj and discuss it with them and then decide.

06-26-2011, 05:28 PM
Thats another question I forgot to ask; it is a 3 blade right now so would there be any advantage to going with the 4 blade?

06-26-2011, 10:27 PM
I bought my prop from Nettle's. Great people and great service. Answered all of my questions and made sure I was satisfied.


06-27-2011, 12:18 PM
When I had an I drive malibu that we used for wakeboarding I purchased a 13 x 11.5 acme prop. I only lost a mile or 2 and hour off the top end but my holeshot was way way better when loaded up and held speed better.

06-28-2011, 04:12 PM
I order a 541 Acme from Nettle Props talked with Jt seems like a great guy replace stock OJ three blade prop that I dinged up. New 541 is a great replacement definitly have more hole shot power and runs quieter than old prop. Would give JT a call at Nettle Props had new prop to me in 4 days of talking to him also got a prop puller

KG's Supra24
06-28-2011, 06:55 PM
Is the discount code still working at Nettle's? There is a thread on it. Thats where I bought mine and customer service was great.

There is also a thread where i slung a blade off my OJ. Ugghhh

06-29-2011, 06:10 AM
OJ has a 5 blade wakeboard prop out now. Anyone seen any reviews on it yet?