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Old 29 July 2008, 08:40   #1
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brand new prop ruined!

I recently fitted a new alloy prop to my yam 60, its only been used once

I was out on sunday crusing along at 30knots when i was almost thrown from the helm, I know there were no pots around but i still hit a piece on black poly line which was attached to something on the sea bed!

the line has actually bent the prop and put a 10p slot in the leading edge

can this be repaired ?

should i be looking for any further damage i couldnt see any but on the way back to the harbour there was a small vibration i could hear as the catches on the seats were vibrating which it hasnt done before this ?


incedently the rope was cut and i was left with about a metre of the stuff which i promptly put in the bin when i got back

any advice appreicated

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Old 29 July 2008, 11:01   #2
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It can be repaired. They'll weld up the slot, and reform the blades.

The question is whether or not it will be worth repairing. I had an aluminum prop repaired (couple of mangled, but complete, blades), and the cost was well over half what a new prop would have cost. Suppose it depends on your prop shop's pricing.


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how did it go with those Martin
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whats really annoying is the prop has no other dings etc as its not really been used in anger !

Bloody potters (it must be them who else uses black floating rope)
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I've only used it once and then was away for 3 weeks and that once was too choppy so just stayed by the harbour entrance but it didn't fall off so hopefully ok.
I'm up weekend 9th aug so let me know if you are around then.

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hi yes i will be around as i have every friday and monday off for the summer

i suppose one of the benifits of working in sales !!

Wife and kids are down at the caravan untill september

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I'm on the west coast just now (Lewis) and there are loads of pots around the islands. Travelling at speed you need to be alert, as you can be on top of the marker bouys without realising it, especially in a rolling sea.

I've cut the engine a few times to save wrapping the prop around the nylon rope. I also carry a knife for a worst case scenario.

If the fishermen took a little more time and gathered in the spare rope and tied it off - it would make it safer for all concerned.
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There's not much that can't be repaired, but as jyasaki says, is it worth it?

Steel Developments offer a very good service IME:

http://www.steeldevelopments.co.uk/

We've also used A&E Woodward in Hull (www.aewoodward.co.uk) for repairing minor dings as they charge for the amount of time spent on the job, Steel developments have a fixed rate.

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