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Old 05 December 2014, 07:20   #1
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Oops!

Pranged the prop!

I was launching into Lough Neagh and a ragman was flaffing about at the jetty.
I patiently waited my turn, I was launching single handed and so need the jetty to launch, tie up and move the car before moving the boat to a different jetty.
Embarrassed, he at last moved boat et all back and allowed me access.
I launched and he kindly offered to hold ropes etc.
I moved the car and came back and hopped on board.
I started up, turned to stow some gear and he pushed me off !
Wind immediately caught me and pushed me back towards the slip.
I grabbed the throttle and gently put her in gear to get steerage - clunk!
Caught the slip. Engine stopped.
Tilted her and re-started. Gently got away from the slip. Took the slight chunk out of the blade tho.

Anyone from around here know a good repairer?
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Old 05 December 2014, 08:14   #2
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Sorry to hear that fella; I've lost count of the number of times I've been put in a situation by someone 'helping'...

Your description of a 'slight chunk' made me chuckle though.

On the bright side, thank god it wasn't a stainless prop because you'd probably be looking at some gearbox rebuilding judging by the size of that missing 'chunk'!
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Old 05 December 2014, 08:48   #3
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Sorry to hear of your trouble Tony. If its Ali looking at the damamge would it not be better to bite the bullet and buy new or used from some one on here.
Cheers mate hope you get fixed. All the best to you and yours for the festive season hope to see you next year.
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Old 05 December 2014, 09:08   #4
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Old 05 December 2014, 09:17   #5
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I'd ask these guys Home page for a quote first. Maybe ask them about a new prop too, see how it stacks up. It's certainly repairable. It's Christmas, so you might consider both - keep the recon as a spare for the shed out west?
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Old 05 December 2014, 09:42   #6
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Ouch! ....It happens to the best of us! as long as the Gearbox is OK....it's a result!
Repairable but ...I'd maybe look for decent replacement....if not new,it's a big ol chunk your missing T.
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Old 05 December 2014, 10:39   #7
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Get the prop shaft runout checked just in case...
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Old 05 December 2014, 12:01   #8
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I'd ask these guys Home page for a quote first. Maybe ask them about a new prop too, see how it stacks up. It's certainly repairable. It's Christmas, so you might consider both - keep the recon as a spare for the shed out west?
Tis but a scratch - easily repaired

+ 1 for Steel Developments - there no one in Norn Iron (or Iron) I would use.

Pay online - box it - post it - simples

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Old 05 December 2014, 14:00   #10
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