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Old 07 March 2013, 15:44   #1
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Having had the HD gearboxes fitted to our Verado's, we found that dispite the ratios being the same, the engines seemed to be over geared, with a reduction in RPM at WOT.

We were recommended to discuss with Thomas at Propeller Solutions and he recommended take down the pitch by an inch.

The job was done very quickly and to a high standard and would recommend for any of your prop problems.

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Took me almost a year to get my props back off him, by which time they almost needed doing again!

Thought I'd give him a second chance when I had a prop with cracked blades. First step was for him to send me a couple of special tig welding rods to see if they could be welded before I shipped them to him for finishing. I gave up waiting for the rods.

I think you probably need to be in his face to get things done.
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the ratios being the same,
Are you sure? As far as I was aware, both the old 4.8inch and the new SD 5.44inch gearboxes have 1.85 ratios whereas the HD has a 1.75 inch....

Also, how are you finding the solid prop hub or has it not been an issue
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I think you probably need to be in his face to get things done.
Without in any way dismissing Martini's experience, a friend of mine sent his S-S outboard prop to Steel Developments recently, it was fairly badly chewed, and it came back in due course, to Ireland, perfectly sorted.
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Without in any way dismissing Martini's experience, a friend of mine sent his S-S outboard prop to Steel Developments recently, it was fairly badly chewed, and it came back in due course, to Ireland, perfectly sorted.
Please try and read the OP's message in future, this thread is about Propeller solutions not Steel Developments.



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Please try and read the OP's message in future, this thread is about Propeller solutions not Steel Developments.



Good point Grasshopper. I get confused. Mostly 'cos he hates Steel Development too...

Or at least, he hates the burd on the switchboard
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Good point Grasshopper. I get confused. Mostly 'cos he hates Steel Development too...

Or at least, he hates the burd on the switchboard
I thought that was at Propeller solutions?

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I'm probably going to go to Propeller Solutions despite having to speak to a woman when I rang. Would have been nice to talk shop with someone who knows about props but there ya go.
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Good point Grasshopper. I get confused. Mostly 'cos he hates Steel Development too...

Or at least, he hates the burd on the switchboard
That's you told!

+1 Martini and after chasing got sent a completely different prop had to send him a picture of the original. He did however waive the carriage costs
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That's you told!
That's me told.

I find it hard keeping track of 14,449 specific prejudices. I apologise, it wasn't the woman at Steel Developments, it was women in Any Manly Activity Company...

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Re - ratios, that was the info from Barrus??

Re Propeller Solutions - I can only comment on what I experienced. He seemed very busy with a lot of props being worked and waiting. Most of his work seems to come from Greece and Australia.

This is his website Powertech stainless steel and aluminium propellers from Propeller Solutions

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