View Full Version : Prop Install Difficulty

08-12-2011, 10:50 PM
I want to buy a new prop, but want one with a lot of power. Any suggestions. I have no problem sacrificing speed, power out of the hole is what I want. I fear that if I buy from a dealor the labor charge with be pretty pricey. How hard is it to remove and install props?

08-12-2011, 10:55 PM
Not sure what boat u have but i put a 1235 on my lsv. Lost like 3-5 mph but man it is a beast out of the hole... i run some serious weight when wakesurfing and my lsv doesnt hesitate at all with all the weight.. installation is a breeze. A prop puller makes it easy...

08-12-2011, 10:57 PM
I got a 2010 LSV

08-12-2011, 11:00 PM
I got the same boat. If your trailer has the clearance the 1235 is a monster....

08-13-2011, 12:44 AM
Save yourself the cost of the prop puller and use a propane torch. Remove the cotter pin, loosen the nut until it's flush with the end of the shaft. Heat the prop hub with the torch and it will pop loose in 30-45 seconds. Hold the prop and remove the nut, then prop. Make sure the keyway is centered in the shaft groove and slide new prop onto the shaft and tighten the nut to 30-35 foot pounds. Very simple procedure and around $20 for the torch head and tank if you don't have one.

08-13-2011, 11:13 AM
I got the same boat. If your trailer has the clearance the 1235 is a monster....

What is the brand?

08-13-2011, 02:52 PM
Acme 1235 .....

08-16-2011, 12:52 AM
Yup, the 1235 is the last word in a holeshot prop but some LSV owners report trailer clearance issues. The Acme 1433 is the next best and is a little smaller in diameter so you won't have clearance issues.

Changing a prop out is a 5 minute job so if you buy it from the dealer, shame on them if they charge you to install it. Better yet, buy the prop thru the group buy set up by brain rinse and save yourself 25% and use that to buy a prop puller.