Originally posted by Richard B
Actually you're the one that did the rubbishing!
Sorry Richard, that's not how I see it. Having supplied Solas props to a number of customers, I stand by my statement that they are a "budget" priced prop that is not really suitable for high performance applications. Julie did infact advise that a rubber bush is not the ideal thing to have in this situation, and did infact reccommend a solid hub.
Unfortunately, a solid hub prop would in most cases void the warranty on an outboard, as the rubber is there to protect the lower unit and propshaft from damage, possibly from not driving the boat correctly in big seas, or striking an underwater object.
Anyway, at no time did I rubbish the product or indeed the company, who I have used on numerous occasions since 1976.