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Old 20 September 2005, 09:19   #1
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Prop damage

Right then what is the best thing for me to do? I has a small coming together with a rock the other day and there is now a small ding in one of the prop blades… (it is a alloy prop)

So do I

A: leave it
B: get a file out and smooth it off

Was going to go down path B: but will it have any effect to the balance etc ? so over to you lot who I am guessing have “dinged” a few props in your time.
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how bad is it? any cahnce of a pic? Streamlined propellors will repair it for around £35 inc postage, not worth wrecking your gearbox for the sake of that!
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thanks mate

will keep it on the boat for a while and send it off during the winter...

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What size and make of outboard is it? You can get very cheap props on E-Bay for that money and keep the one with the dent as a spare. I bought a brand new Merc/quicksilver for £35 inc of postage.
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It is a Mercury Bigfoot 25hp (4 stroke)

It is just a small dent in it but that part of the prop is sort of at 90 degrees to the rest of the prop… was looking for a new prop as the engine is 4 years old now and would not mind finding a supplier any way ?
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It's now an ashtray!! Is the rock OK?
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If its really small u could just flatten it and then smooth it off and paint it. Steel developements will also refurbish it for you. I'm planning to send mine off for this next week.
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