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    My new X45 / LQ9 came with 13.7 x 19.5 OJ prop. This gave unacceptable performance. Dealer changed to 13.7 x 17. Performance was a lot better, but not good when slinging tubers around a curve. I'm interested in hearing what other X45 with LQ9 owners are experiencing, and with what size prop. Thanks.
    2006 X-45 LQ9
    2005 Yukon Denali

  • #2
    No offense meant....but the X45 is not exactly a great boat to be "slinging tubers". I have an X-Star, and it is an awful tube boat. I don't like to drive it too hard (fast), and it does not exactly do donuts and figure 8's well. I pull tubers behind the Sea-Doo when I have to pull them....usually after a gun is put to my head!
    Rick

    2005 Turn Bouy Orange X-Star
    w/ 'Mastercraft by Design' Bling

    Official Hydrofoil Junkie
    Sky Ski B39 with Soft-Tail Seat
    and Cinchmax Strap and Bindings

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    • #3
      I am unsure what performance you are looking for but on my X-45 with the L18 I have the 14.5x22 prop. I tried the 13.7x19.5 but found it limited my cruise speed so I went to the larger pitch. We mostly wakeboard and surf so I am not looking for a lot of hole shot.

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      • #4
        I hear MB and Tige are coming out with new pickle fork toobing boats!
        Charter Member Number 1

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        • #5
          Dealer replaced my prop with OJ 14 1/4 x 14 and my problems are over. Lost about 4 mph on the top end, but coming out of the hole is explosive. MC was there to help figure this out.
          2006 X-45 LQ9
          2005 Yukon Denali

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          • #6
            I put that same prop on my X-Star and am also very happy with the performance. I never run my boat top end, but did check it with the 14 1/4 by 14 OJ and it ran 40 mph and turned about 5200 rpm.
            Rick

            2005 Turn Bouy Orange X-Star
            w/ 'Mastercraft by Design' Bling

            Official Hydrofoil Junkie
            Sky Ski B39 with Soft-Tail Seat
            and Cinchmax Strap and Bindings

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            • #7
              gr8smiles - what engine in your X-Star. My X45 has 6.0 LQ9.
              2006 X-45 LQ9
              2005 Yukon Denali

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