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Old 11 June 2007, 19:38   #21
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Thanks for the advice!

I know you all have been lying awake at night wondering what I did about this prop! I just got it back from the shop and it's all lovely and un-dinged!

On my first trip out, I noticed a huge difference in "out of the hole" performance. It was too calm to really notice any difference at speed, but I suspect it will improve...

$160 CDN for the repair (including a new cotter pin!)



PS What the h*ll is a "cotter" anyway???
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Old 11 June 2007, 20:07   #22
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I know you all have been lying awake at night wondering what I did about this prop! I just got it back from the shop and it's all lovely and un-dinged!

On my first trip out, I noticed a huge difference in "out of the hole" performance. It was too calm to really notice any difference at speed, but I suspect it will improve...

$160 CDN for the repair (including a new cotter pin!)



PS What the h*ll is a "cotter" anyway???
I dunno what a "cotter" is but its good to see your paying the same as us for a prop repair.

For what its worth if you buy a generic prop with hub kit then its not much more than paying for one to be repaired.

http://www.turningpointpropellers.co...propellers.php

For me the generic prop is actually superior to the manufacturers. And I bet on your side of the pond they are really cheap.

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Old 11 June 2007, 22:11   #23
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I looked at a generic prop, but it was going to be $400+ so I just got mine fixed up. I'll remember that next time though...
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Old 12 June 2007, 11:50   #24
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I think you guys call a cotter what we call a split pin. The hairclip thing which prevents your prop nut coming undone. Does that make any sense?
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Old 12 June 2007, 12:45   #25
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I think you guys call a cotter what we call a split pin. The hairclip thing which prevents your prop nut coming undone. Does that make any sense?
Maybe "cotter" is a person... "Mr. Cotter"... and he invented the thing. Over here, we have "Robertson Screws"... with the square hole in the head. I understand that they are unique to Canada, but I don't know if it is the screw that's unique, or just the name...
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Old 12 June 2007, 13:02   #26
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Maybe "cotter" is a person... "Mr. Cotter"... and he invented the thing.
He must have invented two things because over here a cotter pin is something different. It's a cylindrical pin with a thread on one end and an angled flat which works as a wedge. A common application is holding the pedal cranks onto the shaft of a bicycle.
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Over here, we have "Robertson Screws"... with the square hole in the head. I understand that they are unique to Canada, but I don't know if it is the screw that's unique, or just the name...
I know the screws you mean but I didn't know the name. I met them in Canada.
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Old 12 June 2007, 16:20   #27
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I know the screws you mean but I didn't know the name. I met them in Canada.
All you need to know...

http://www.robertsonscrew.com/
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Maybe "cotter" is a person... "Mr. Cotter"... and he invented the thing. Over here, we have "Robertson Screws"... with the square hole in the head. I understand that they are unique to Canada, but I don't know if it is the screw that's unique, or just the name...
My boat is fastened with Robertson screws. They look nice, but it's damned hard to find additional fasteners that match here in the States. Expecially when I have no idea what I'll be needing... And it is the screws that are unique. The name is just that: a definitive way of describing them (or would be, if anyone knew what a "Robertson screw" was...)

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p.s. What this has to do with dings in a prop, I have no idea.
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Old 13 June 2007, 12:17   #29
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p.s. What this has to do with dings in a prop, I have no idea.
LOL... Neither do I, but I figure it's ok to hijack one's own thread...

If you need some of these, just whistle. I'd be happy to send you a few!
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