“Should I upgrade my Factory Prop for Wakesurfing?” We hear this question a lot and think it’s something worth discussing more in depth. The short answer is usually YES. The long answer is a bit more technical… Keep reading to hear the reasons why you should think about upgrading your Prop for wakesurfing.
Most V-Drive Boats come from the factory with a standard Prop. If you are spending a lot of your time wakesurfing with additional ballast you will want to look at upgrading your prop. Both ACME and OJ make props for all of the major brands like Malibu, Mastercraft, Nautique, Supra, Moomba, MB Sports, Centurion, Tige and more. Our easy to use Prop Finder Guide gives you three different options for each boat model. We break down the most popular options available for your boat by listing the suggested prop for Recreational Riding, Wakeboarding/Wakesurfing, and for High Elevation/Heavily Weighted Boats.
Having the right propeller for your boat and application (wakesurfing in this case) is important because it can increase your fuel efficiency, maximize engine life and improve the overall performance and handling of your boat.
Making the switch from an old Prop to a new Upgraded Prop that’s designed for your boat and the increased weight that’s necessary when wakesurfing will make a noticeable difference. A lot of our customers are shocked at how much better their “old” boat performs once they’ve switched out the prop.
Upgrading your Prop has it’s benefits
- Increased Fuel Efficiency
- Helps to Maximize Engine Life
- Improves Handling
- Minimizes Speed Fluctuations and Vibrations
Now that we’ve told you WHY upgrading your Prop for Wakesurfing is important we will go over what tools you need to make the switch.
Prop Puller Kits
We recommend spending a few extras dollars and buying one of the Weekend Saver Kits. You save some additional money by bundling the items and you have everything you need in order to change your prop.
Click here to watch our video on removing an Inboard Propeller.
- ACME Weekend Saver Kit W/Harmonic Puller
- ACME Weekend Saver Kit W/C-Clamp Kit
- Replacement Propeller Hardware Kit