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Old 03 April 2014, 12:02   #1
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Bent stainless prop repair?

Hi,

So as I prep for splashing my boat on Sunday I guess it's time to address the bent blade tip on the Stainless prop that came with my engine. It's just the 1/2"-3/4" of one of the blade tips, not sure if it was spinning damage or shipping damage. Is that something that can be fixed? I seem to recall reading there are shops that do repair work on props. I'm not sure if this will be the right prop for the boat, I will find out sunday, but if it is where do I get it fixed?

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Old 03 April 2014, 13:44   #2
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Yep. It an easy fix. Well over here it is
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Old 03 April 2014, 13:52   #3
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Use a hammer with a clean face, lay the blade against a block of hardwood and work the blade back to shape. If you can use a hammer, it'll not be a difficult repair. Finish it off with normal finishing techniques, file, emery cloth, wet-or-dry paper etc.
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Old 03 April 2014, 13:57   #4
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we all have our limitations and expertise (i have more limitations than expertise) , I'd prefer to pay somebody to fix this

Of course I really do need to find out if it's the right prop first. Still anybody know a good prop place in the USA?
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Old 03 April 2014, 15:18   #5
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We have many in fl. Sure you can find one west coast. If not Blair propeller in Stuart

Use a brass hammer if you fix yourself or you can damage lay blade face on a block of wood and go for it.

We run a 16x21 on our 225suziki on a hurricane 640
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Used to a be a place in Alameda, but I think the last time I looked for it they were gone. I'll poke around a bit.

Meantime, try straightening it yourself. The cost difference between straightening and rebuilding the tip isn't going to be much.

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Old 04 April 2014, 11:14   #7
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Might call these guys and see if they know someone local to you:

Piranha Propellers
3681 Sacramento Dr Ste D,
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 781-3848


and the place I was referring to earlier (which I must have missed last time I looked):

Bay Propeller
2900 Main Street #2100
Alameda, CA, 94501
(510) 522-2616



Luck;

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Old 04 April 2014, 12:24   #8
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Thanks. I haven't looked around. I was hoping for somebody with a positive personal experience. there are probably lots of people but it's good to know if somebody does a good job.
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Take it to your local body repair shop I bet their panel beater will have it back in shape in no time at all.
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