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Old 01 August 2011, 11:00   #1
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Steel Developments-prop repairs

Has anyone used this company for prop repairs? As already mentioned elswhereI dinged one of my props at the weekend. The chandlers that I use recommended Steel Developments, & I see that one other member has use them in the past. Anyone else?
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I've used them for a replacement new prop in the past... helpful advice over the phone to sort out the correct one and next day delivery at a fair total price. I'm just about to order a spare from them for the current outboard before our holiday.
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Old 01 August 2011, 12:50   #3
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We use them at BananaShark, always been good to us.
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There are others, but we have two props with them at the moment and find them great.
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Thanks a lot chaps, that's set me at ease. I'll send them off tomorrow
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We always use them, really good and quick turn around.
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I spoke to them at one point about replacement props. The laydee on the phone was very nice and knew her props. She was however, surprised to discover that my etec 90s ran the same size props as your 115s. They do a recon range that are very good value - so good that if your dinged prop isn't too bad, you might consider one of them and save yourself the downtime. Get the dinged one done later.

I don't use the term "dinged", BTW...

I prefer "confirmed contact with an object of a Topographical Nature"

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Some forget that they are a serviceable part.
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It's very very slight damage, the tip of one blade is bent over about 3-4 mm & the other prop has nicks along the leading edges of a couple of blades. If I wasn't fussy I could dress them up myself.
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I guess your props are expensive so a repair is far cheaper?? With the 10/15/20hp outboards I've had over the past few years it seems a repair would be around 56 with post (2 ways remember) but for 75 inc post you can have a brand new Solas prop.

So I buy the new prop, fit that and then do a fair DIY job on the old one for an emergency spare.

Seems better value to me.
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