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Old 28 May 2008, 08:50   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Walton on thames
Boat name: Lewella
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
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Yamaha prop

I'm afraid i'm new to ribs and boating in general so these may seem very stupid questions.
I have a 5m tornado rib with a Yamaha 60hp 2stroke unfortunatly it has a bent prop and i'm looking to replace it.
Do i have to go to Yamaha for this or can i get pattern parts that work just aswell?
Would i be better off with aluminium or stainless steel?
What diameter and pitch should i go for? I will use the boat mainly in the sea occasionaly for towing rings and sking with, sometimes just slow cruising with the family.
Hope someone can help me


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Old 28 May 2008, 11:26   #2
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Before you replace it, you might investigate repairing it. It's pretty straight-forward normally and a lot less expensive than a new one. Someone over there can perhaps recommend a repair specialist for you...

As for aluminum vs. s/s, there is a thread just above (OK, maybe it's below now) discussing this very thing... And many others as well if you search a little...

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Old 28 May 2008, 13:21   #3
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I'd suggest streamlined propellers in Aldershot are probably your closest place for repairs.

very good service, performed quickly, and much cheaper than a new prop.

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