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Old 29 April 2019, 13:37   #1
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1st accident, a fright

Big fright engine hit rock bottom and broken the propeller.

Do i just replace the Suzuki 15ob prop with same..it's new ish efi

Lesson learned need a depth finder, recommends please
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Old 29 April 2019, 14:38   #2
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Don't worry about it, happens to the best if us.

If the blades are bent it can be repaired at Steel Developments, but given these propellers are relatively inexpensive, is put on what came off. Stick with aluminium.

Garmin fish finders with low depth alarms are great addition to any boat.
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Is it just the prop? Is the skeg and engine incc mounting OK if you hit with any force?
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It happened to me I hit a rock or a swinging mooring foot on approach to a regular beach landing at a spring low and lost a third of one blade of an Ali prop and chewed the other two Slightly, treat it as experience you take a smallish hit in the pocket and get a new sacrificial Ali prop and get the old one repaired and keep as a spare even if a lump has come off steel developments will weld on a new piece
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Old 30 April 2019, 06:02   #5
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Skeg looks a bit shaved at front engine seems ok as restart and got back to jetty
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Skeg looks a bit shaved at front engine seems ok as restart and got back to jetty

How mangled is the prop? If it’s really bad - causing difficult handling/vibration on the way back I’d check the gear box oil.
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Welcome to the world of boating be careful next time could have been worse I take it that this happened at salt water
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Nope on ulswater, typical thought I knew place.

Will check oil .

Will try to take pics . Will check out the repair company.

Can't seem to find a local dealer to do it.

Do i have a go myself , anything I need to watch out for
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Gear oil change is straight forward. Don't know about Honda, but I assume it's crosshead drain and fill screws? Use a decent sized screwdriver that the flathead fits properly on the screw head. If it's on tight, you may need to use the addition of vice-grips on the flathead screwdriver shaft to help, by leaning into the screwdriver as you turn anti-clockwise.

Make sure you have new drain and fill screw fibre washers. Remove the fill screw first, then the drain screw. Have a measuring jug to catch the gear oil. Should be the colour of honey if it's Yamlube SAE90 as it drains. Some high performance gear oils such as Quicksilver are a blue grey colour.

If there's any emulsification (oil goes like mayonnaise as it mixes with water) then you'll need to investigate further.

EBay or your local dealer will sell you a pump to refill fresh gear oil. I've done it old school and squeezed oil in, but these little hand pumps are great.

Fill with fresh oil at the gear drain screw (at skeg) until oil exits at the fill screw. Use a new washer and screw in fill screw. With finger on the drain hole, seal off and quickly tighten screw, again with new washer. Job done.
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Hi

Thx , it's a Suzuki, anyway of checking with out draining. If not will order the kit , trying to find a replacement propeller at moment on net
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