Originally Posted by Jason calleja
so if the propeller that was with the engine is defected is it the case to contact Honda dealer for a guarantee issue and claim for a replacement of the propeller? what do you think?
Not defective, just a slightly different design and obviously not suited to my particular boat. The dealer replaced it at no charge. I think engine, boat and propeller have to be matched and you can only tell by testing. The first prop was a 'first best guess'.
My dealer supplies many engines to commercial fish farm boats, which are not all fast RIBs. The original prop may have been more suited to those.
My Honda is the second engine on my boat, the original being a 90 hp Mercury, which I broke. That was supplied by Humber when the boat was built and was well matched. The Solas propeller looks very similar to the Mercury one. It seems to have more 'cupping' and thinner blades than the original Honda one. Perhaps that has made the difference.