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Old 03 May 2009, 14:25   #1
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Old 03 May 2009, 14:57   #2
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That's the benefit of an aluminium prop though - cheaper than getting the gearbox fixed!
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Old 03 May 2009, 16:23   #3
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Nice to see your depth sounder is working well.
If you had a stainless you might have just got the ting ting ting of the blades hitting the rocks!
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Old 03 May 2009, 20:03   #4
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Nearly had the same happen to me tonight. Fish finder said I had 45 ft under me, next thing I've got a deep black muddy wake!
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These neap tides can be a rite bastud
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Oooh - one of them new fangled serrated propellors
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Old 04 May 2009, 05:00   #7
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Nearly had the same happen to me tonight. Fish finder said I had 45 ft under me, next thing I've got a deep black muddy wake!
The trouble with depth sounders is that it gives you depth under the transom, it can be very surprising how fast dredged channels can disssapear in an instant. I very nearly got stranded high and dry one time too. Luckily I noticed that the water surface I was heading into was disterbed and managed to get her into reverse before I hit the bank.
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That's the benefit of an aluminium prop though - cheaper than getting the gearbox fixed!
I'm a great fan of alloy props too for just that reason. With my old RIB I did some trials with different Stainless props and found the Genuine Yam prop to be on par performance wise to the Stainless ones I tried.
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I agree with hightower. This is the reason I won't put a stainless prop on the engine as all my boating is around rocks. Still having said that I haven't hit anything yet in the 3 1/2 years I've had the boat. Touching hairy wood very quickly having just said that to try and ward off the evil demons.

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Old 04 May 2009, 11:54   #10
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Its amazing how much vibration it caused & I really should know better . I'm sure yamaha spent a bit of money designing thier engines , legs etc just not designing them for this !

I wont bother posting this one in the 'props' thread
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