Best prop for TSC-1

NashotahNashotah Posts: 8 New Baller
What have you guys found to be THE prop for the bubble butt Nautique to establish best slalom wake?


  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 845 Mega Baller
    ACME 422 hands down is the prop for that hull.
  • NashotahNashotah Posts: 8 New Baller
    Thanks jhughes
  • TallSkinnyGuyTallSkinnyGuy Posts: 539 Crazy Baller
    A guy in Florida is trying to sell his unused 422 on Ski-It-Again for $380.
  • WishWish Posts: 7,549 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @jhughes‌ ...why?
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • escmanazeescmanaze Posts: 582 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    hmmmm...I guess I will have to go home and check to see if my bubble butt has a 422. Is there some identification on it for me to be able to tell?
  • BrennanKMNBrennanKMN Posts: 386 Crazy Baller
    The 422 did not come from the factory on the Ski Nautiques.

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  • skier2788skier2788 Posts: 719 Crazy Baller
    Sorry for the thread jack. I have a 2002 nautique that's the tsc2 hull I believe. I run in Colorado around 5000 feet. What prop would you recommend.
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  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 845 Mega Baller
    edited September 2014
    @Wish I've had 4 props on the boat so I've done my homework. It's incredibly smooth, for starters. Noticeably more smooth than the 3-blade ACME equivalent at the time (612, which I also have, now out of production) and the OJ XMP equivalent I tried a couple years ago as well as the factory cast OJ 4-blade. None have had noticeable wake differences FWIW, I guess if the OP is talking wake specific vs. just the best all around prop then my answer has no value.

    Seems to fit the GT40 power band perfectly, great out of the hole and at WOT has a nice 4800-4900 max RPM at about ~44mph, pretty much matching factory specs. Pulls great times with Zbox on a very short setup, feels very strong from behind the boat. Very popular prop on CCFan as well. If you were to design a prop for this boat, I'm guessing you'd end up with the 422. IIRC the factory prop on the TSC2 boats when they debuted as well, no big surprise there.
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,343 Mega Baller
    422 came on my 02 196.
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  • XpropmanXpropman Posts: 12 Baller
    I have a new one in the box
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  • jpattigrjpattigr Posts: 127 Baller
    But if you have the 240hp Carb motor then you want the Acme 470 as the base motor struggles to spin the 422. The 470 works great on the lower HP units.
  • sunperchsunperch Posts: 216 Solid Baller
    @Xpropman which prop do you have?
  • NashotahNashotah Posts: 8 New Baller
    What about a TSC one repowered with the EX 343? Still the Acme 422?
  • nate93nate93 Posts: 62 Baller
    422. Call skip!
  • XpropmanXpropman Posts: 12 Baller
    I have a new 422
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,948 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Every TSC1 I've skied has a great wake and great performance...not sure what props are under 'em.
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  • rockdogrockdog Posts: 527 Crazy Baller
    Haven' tried anything else other than 422, can't imagine why you would need anything else as it does the job perfectly.
  • greghayesgreghayes Posts: 113 Baller
    I had better luck on my 97 Nautique with zbox and the Acme 668. Something about lower rpm made the ride a little nicer.
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,547 Mega Baller
    A ACME 422 will work fine on The GT-40 Equipped bubble butt.

    Want a more Robust Propeller? With very similar Performance as the 422?
    Try a 428 OJ. The Oj products are more robust and every bit as good as anything ACME puts out. Hit a turtle rub it up in the sand and it will not deform as easily as the thin blade ACME. ACME's work great out of the box but they do have very thin blades and are easily knocked out of balance or deformed after minor strikes.
    If you would like to try a Oj give us a call 850 215 1996
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  • BoozeBooze Posts: 356 Solid Baller
    To add to the 422 discussion, has anyone heard of adding some cup to the stock 422 on TSC2 or TSC3 to sweeten or help Z.O. for slalom?
  • DanEDanE Posts: 849 Crazy Baller
    @Jody_Seal What could I expect regarding rpm difference between 422 and 428, smoothness also for that matter?
  • greghayesgreghayes Posts: 113 Baller
    @booze - I believe that is exactly what the 668 was designed to do. When I bought mine direct from Acme, they steered me in this direction because it is the same as the 422, except that the additional cup lowers the RPMs (your post spurred my memory).
  • BrennanKMNBrennanKMN Posts: 386 Crazy Baller
    I am also curious about the 428. I have had the factory OJ propeller on my TSC1 for a while now and I was looking into getting it reconditioned by OJ. I called them and they said that if I get new one they will recondition my current one at no cost ($100-140 normally).

    Now I am really considering an upgrade to a CNC propeller and keeping my original as a spare. Seams like a pretty sweet deal to me.
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