Baller skibug Posted July 23, 2008 Baller Share Posted July 23, 2008 I have a 2003 Malibu RLX, 335 Monsoon Engine.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It is a great ski boat.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â That said, I also ski behind a 2005 SN 196; which is also a great ski boat for other reasons than my RLX.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Skiing behind the RLX - 3 blade CNC, my baseline RPM @ 34 is 2900, really low RPM,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â which is probably why the pull is so soft.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I run my KX @ +Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â to firm it up a little bit. The wakes are the soft and flat, almost unnoticable.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It is more forgiving than the '05 SN 196.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It seems to give a little more (i.e I can pull it around more) than the '05Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â SN 196.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â This can be good and bad.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The bad part is I seem to get a little more slack at times; and, I think that is because of the ability to move theÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â boat and the pull being softer.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The good part is that when you are scrambling (which is probably more often then not) it lets you, without punishing you. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Skiing behind the SN 196 - 4 blade prop, baseline RPM @ 34 is about 3700, less forgiving; but, when skiing good, line stays tight, KX @ n.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I can'tÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â move the boat as much, wake is a little more noticable, harder/taller.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I have had my (2) best ski sets ever behind this boat.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Don't know if that is a coincidence or not. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â All that said, would going to a 4 blade prop on my RLX firm up the pull and keep it from being pulled around as much? Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Any comments, thoughts, or first hand experiences? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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