If it were cheese it would be Gorgonzola!
Picked up this 'new to me' 17 pitch propeller for £40 on Ebay. Looking for a few more knots from my standard 15" propeller on the Tohatsu 60hp which is already topping out at 5,800 rpm.
All edges were straight, and no dings or cracked blades.
On arrival. I noticed there are a few holes on all three blades. Nothing structural. I assume from electrolysis. Looks to me like an aluminium propeller that's been in the drink with no sacrificial anodes. Was difficult to see on seller's picture.
Cleaned it up with wire brush attachment on the drill, filled the holes with chemical metal, sanded, filed edges, then washed it down. I'd like to remove all the paint, but life's too short. I'll degrease, then next stage is an etch primer, then black enamel top coat.
Is that with or without VAT?