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Old 29 August 2011, 10:24   #1
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damaged prop HELP!!!!

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I dinged my prop yesterday launching my boat from Pollysteps in Teignmouth. the tide was low and I hit a rock on the way out. I gave the outboard a bit of juice and the whole thing shook like a mad man so returned back to the slipway.


Ivde tried to straighten the damaged section but as you can see there is now a chunck missing and the "straightening" job is a little poor.

How badly is this going to affect the performance of the outboard? my wallet says its fine but my gut says otherwise. Please break it to me gently lol ..
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Old 29 August 2011, 10:33   #2
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I would be adding that to my collection of props to be professionally repaired one day! (i'm hoping for a bulk discount!). it might still be "OK" as a spare? so e.g. if you ding one badly you can swap at sea (not an easy job) and still get home.
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Send it off to Steel Developments, there was a thread recently and lots of praise was bandied about.

Have a search and all will be revealed.
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Polwart I think you right, Im reluctant to send it for repair as the costs may very well come to or at least close to a new one!

Channel Ribs, steel Developments looks like a good company, Ive emailed them with my requirements ( new prop) so will wait and see what they come back with. The website reckons a new prop is £88 including vat and delivery so not bad at all.

Thanks for the guidance guys, I might have a chance to pop down during the week just to test the old prop but a new one definitely seems the way to go
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When I had a alloy prop on my old SIB, the cost of a repair (repaired twice by Steel Developments ) was approx half the cost of a new one, but that was a few years ago!
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Old 29 August 2011, 14:02   #6
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Polwart I think you right, Im reluctant to send it for repair as the costs may very well come to or at least close to a new one!

Channel Ribs, steel Developments looks like a good company, Ive emailed them with my requirements ( new prop) so will wait and see what they come back with. The website reckons a new prop is £88 including vat and delivery so not bad at all.

Thanks for the guidance guys, I might have a chance to pop down during the week just to test the old prop but a new one definitely seems the way to go
Repair costs for an alloy prop in that condition will be approx £40, and if you sent it tomorrow first class you could possibly have it back on Sat AM.
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I've just had 2 props repaired at Steel Developments, nothing but good words for them My damage was light, but they have a fixed pricing policy regardless of extent of damage.
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Fixed pricing? That sounds proper good to me.
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Just checked the site again and with repair and postage back im looking at £52.20 Postage on my side will be around £7 so I reckon £60 ish in total which is £28 saving BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!
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Just checked the site again and with repair and postage back im looking at £52.20 Postage on my side will be around £7 so I reckon £60 ish in total which is £28 saving BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!
Send your one for repair and also purchase the new one as a spare prop and save on delivery back to yours?
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