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Old 06 February 2008, 12:56   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: cookoo land
Boat name: tba
Make: ribcraft 595
Length: under 3m
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Rusty Stainless prop (15 hours)

I recently got a new Suzi stainless prop. It has been in salt water for max 15 hours and is religiously flushed with fresh water after use.'s going rusty in places on all blades and particularly inside the hub.

Is this something others have experienced (never happened on my old Yam) or do you think I should ask for a replacement?

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Old 06 February 2008, 13:37   #2
Country: UK - Wales
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Boat name: Too Blue
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Well I have 2 genuine Suzuki props for my DT225 - the props were prob made about 2002. They also developed rust spots after a very short time. My 4 blade Solas prop looks mint after 1 1/2 yrs.

Remember though that stainless that doesn't rust at all prob won't hold as good an edge etc as one that has a high carbon content. Don't think they need to be that sharp though............

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Old 06 February 2008, 14:54   #3
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Originally Posted by BassBoy View Post
or do you think I should ask for a replacement?
Maybe, as part of owning a SS prop is bling factor

The British Stainless Steel Association says
The main requirement for stainless steels is that they should be corrosion resistant for a specified application or environment
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