Baller eleeski Posted April 24, 2010 Baller Share Posted April 24, 2010 Skoke made an interesting observation on another thread regarding how props change wakes. I wonder how much effect it has on the feel of the pull. Can a prop effectively improve the ZO pull?My boat had a really strong pull and it was hard to get great buoy counts. Not just me, but lots of people struggled behind the boat (2004 MC with PP Classic). I ground up my prop and replaced it with a prop with 1/2 inch more pitch. The hole shot is a bit weaker but acceptable. The trick wake hasn't changed much. The slalom wake also varies more with # of people and weights in the boat than any prop effect. But for some reason, buoy counts are better. Maybe it is the new (slightly more conventional but really long 69") ski. But Mike raved about how great his 35 felt - normally he's just getting in shape at this time of the year. Times are right on. Maybe the water has warmed up enough but it is still a lot colder than the sticky 95F water of summer. Maybe the prop softened the pull a lot. If so would it change the feel of ZO for the better? Has anybody with a ZO boat changed the feel with a prop?Eric Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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