Originally Posted by AndrewH
Is the Laser II made from stainless or is it Ali? My thoughts had always been that as stainless is so tough, if you do have the misfortune to have a ding
then the gearbox is taking all the stress. If your prop is made of ali this is going to bend a lot more - thereby protecting your gearbox somewhat. Opinions anyone ?
Yes Laser II is stainless, and come to think of it, the one I had was a solid hub one with no rubber bushing. Never had any problems but never dinked it either.
Whether or not you need to worry about "dinging" the prop and risking the gearbox depends on how likely you are going to be touching the bottom. I guess if you are in Poole you are quite likely to be in the shallows and might expect to be dredging from time to time. Perhaps an expendable alloy prop might suit