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Should I Upgrade My Factory Prop For Wakesurfing?

The Simple Answer Is Yes

You've upgraded your boat's ballast. You've installed a wakesurf system. What is next? Maybe an upgraded prop.

"Should I upgrade my prop for a better surf wake?" We hear this question from a lot of our customers.

Many of them have added additional ballast to their boat and possibly a wakesurf system but are still looking to build a bigger, better surf wake. 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.

ACME and OJ make upgraded props for all of the major wakeboard boat manufacturers such as Malibu, Mastercraft, Nautique, Supra, Moomba, MB Sports, Centurion, Tigé, and more. Making the switch from an old prop to a new, upgraded prop will make a noticeable difference. A lot of our customers are shocked at the improved performance of their "old" boat once they've switched out to an upgraded prop.

Advantages of an Upgraded Prop

  • Increased Fuel Efficiency
  • Helps to Maximize Engine Life
  • Improves Handling
  • Minimizes Speed Fluctuations and Vibrations


We've told you WHY to upgrade your prop for wakesurfing. Now we'll tell you HOW to switch to an upgraded prop.


Finding The Right Prop Upgrade For Your Boat

Try our easy-to-use Prop Finder Guide. Simply input the year, make, and model of your boat to receive three different prop options. We break down our prop recommendations for your boat into three categories:

  • Recreational Riding
  • Wakeboarding/Wakesurfing
  • High Elevation/Heavily Weighted Boats

Having the right propeller for your specific boat and application of use (wakesurfing in this case) is important because it will help improve the performance of your boat while building a bigger, better surf wake.


Switching Your Prop

You have found your upgraded prop using the WakeMAKERS Prop Finder Tool and it has arrived at your doorstep.

Watch the video below to learn how to easily switch out the prop on your inboard boat in less than 10 minutes.

We recommend picking up an ACME Weekend Saver Kit for your boat. This kit includes a carrying case for a spare prop and and all the hardware you need to change out a prop. Don't lose a day on the water because of a damaged propeller. Stash this kit in your boat and have a mobile repair kit ready in case anything ever happens to your prop.

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Note: Keep your old prop stored in your boat. It is always nice to have a spare with you in case you ding one.


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