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Old 24 July 2008, 07:10   #1
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one blade on the prop on my 80hp outboard has a small cut in it and slight deflection. Is this the cause of a change in the wake pattern - I get a lot of water frothing up vertically on the starboard side immediately behind the transom. If not is there any other reason.

Apart from the influence on the wake (assuming it is as I suspect) is there any problem/danger in using the prop or should it be repaired immediately?

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I wouldn't have thought there would be any immediate danger in continuing to use it - however repairing should be a preferred option. The slight deflection can be teased back into shape by yourself using a vice with wooden faces. The cut will need to be repaired professionally so it's weighted correcly. Otherwise you're likely to feel vibration through the steering, etc.
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thanks for that - very helpful.

do you think I'm right that the prop damage is the cause of the change in wake or could it be something else?
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thanks for that - very helpful.

do you think I'm right that the prop damage is the cause of the change in wake or could it be something else?
Unlikely.. have you any other transom mounted equipment like a transducer for a fish finder ? .. which might have changed position after a launch or beaching ?
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yes - there's a transducer - didn't look to have altered position but I'll check again.

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