View Full Version : Acme 3 blade props

05-21-2002, 05:23 PM
Has Skier's Choice tested any of the Acme 3-blade props for wakeboarding applications? Any opinions?

More specifically, I'm shopping for my '87 Saltare....any insight into what might work best or what was originally recommended?


05-23-2002, 04:17 PM
also, anyone know what size the drive shaft is on the same boat (454 engine)


05-23-2002, 07:25 PM
The prop size is stamped on the back of the prop near the shaft. The last number is the shaft size. For example, 14x16x1 means a 1" shaft. Hope this helps!

05-28-2002, 11:47 AM
I have an ACME 3-blade. It is the ACME 543 (13x11.5 w/ a 1" bore for the shaft). My hole shot is a lot better and the boat runs a lot smoother. A negative if there is one is that the boat is slightly harder to turn and has lost a few MPH at the top end. I love the ACME prop though.

05-30-2002, 03:33 PM

were you running a 3 or 4-blade before?


05-31-2002, 11:09 AM
13x13 is stamped on my prop but no shaft size, any other hints? it's an OJ that i got used locally by swapping out my old 3-blade, no receipt laying around.

i'm looking at the Acme 515 (13x12x1 1/8) or 541 (13x12x1).


06-13-2002, 04:48 PM
I bought the Acme 3-blade 541 which is 13x12.5x1, replaced an OJ 13x13 4-blade

Big thumbs up!!! Although i must say that my OJ was quite old, i would like to compare the Acme against a new 4-blade but i'm sticking with the Acme.

Hole shot is just as good as before, maybe a bit better because when it grabs- you're gonna go, no slip. Wakeboarding rpm's are down 200 also to 2700 or so.

Top end improved dramatically, keep in mind this is an '87 which i bought used. boat's never gone this fast for me but not a very big deal for boarding.

Speed holding is great and the Acme is basically a water brake, boat slows down fast from the increased surface area of the prop.

I like it, i have pics but don't know how to post 'em.

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