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Old 24 April 2013, 13:01   #11
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Take it off and hammer it carefully to straighten it, it will move very easy if aluminium..
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Old 24 April 2013, 13:07   #12
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For the price of a prop, buy one, a bad/unbalanced prop is only good enough for getting you home.
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Old 24 April 2013, 20:20   #13
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Take it off and hammer it carefully to straighten it, it will move very easy if aluminium... then consider a replacement if chunks missing or chasing performance.....
I would suggest the above unless it's you're only prop and you needed it for an emergency.

I have had a new looking unblemished prop run out of balance. You'd of never of know just by looking at it, but it was and cost me to get it balanced.
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For the price of a prop, buy one, a bad/unbalanced prop is only good enough for getting you home.
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A new prop - 2 tanks of fuel in cost...
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For the relatively small cost send it to get assessed & repaired. It'll come back looking like a new one ( until next time you run aground).
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Thanks for the advice everyone. Will source a new one and put this into storage for emergencies.

Safety boat in this case is to go out with sailing dinghies when they are racing and potentially rescue people in the water if they get into trouble. Boat needs to be ready to go at all times.

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Thanks for the advice everyone. Will source a new one and put this into storage for emergencies.

Safety boat in this case is to go out with sailing dinghies when they are racing and potentially rescue people in the water if they get into trouble. Boat needs to be ready to go at all times.

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I picked a very bad mangled prop up cheap and took it to Crowthers in Oldham,it came back balanced and like new. 50 l now carry it with me as a spare.
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Old 25 April 2013, 06:13   #18
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Safety boat in this case is to go out with sailing dinghies when they are racing and potentially rescue people in the water if they get into trouble. Boat needs to be ready to go at all times.
So imagine the scenario of " you are the coxwain with your crew along with 2 rescued sailor and 20cm of water onboard, its gusting F5 and you are making for the shore against the wind" - would you want a dodgy prop cavitating away?
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Yep, small dings can be tapped out of a prop.....
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Yep, small dings can be tapped out of a prop.....
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All three blades are fairly badly dented with one of the blades with a chunk or two missing.
A bit more than a small ding
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