Originally Posted by timw
I lost an entire blade of a stainless prop through tangling with a large piece of rope at speed. No visible marks on hull or anywhere else.
Did you get any vibrations ?
The prop doesn't look too bad. And the bloke I spoke to at Suzuki said "Of course it will vibrate". Thing is I've seen far worse props than mine and they haven't vibrated. I'm a little confused now. There's no sign of oil leaks. I'm going to swap the props over tonight and visually check the shaft. Suzuki said if the gearbox has any damage then that would be a major rebuild. Trouble is I can't check it without putting it under load at sea.
I think I'll just have to wait to see what Suzuki say but it would be nice if anyone on here has had vibrations after bending a prop, which has disapeared once the props been swapped. Much like running on three cylinders.