QUESTION (if you are all still reading - sorry, prattling on a bit). I want to get hold of another spare prop. Lancing are looking at £346-62 incl pp+VAT. Cant really afford that at the moment but would be very happy to have a repairable prop for a reasonable consideration.
Me neither, so this is what I have found out to date about props for P22s. The original props were made by Michigan Wheel and marked SMC 807. Spoke to Keypart the UK importer and they are no longer made unfortunately.
Lancings props are made by Sillette, Lancing don't even bother opening the box, just post it on to you. They are much thicker blades than the originals, don't know how this effect performance though. Unfortunately Sillette won't sell you a single prop, there seems to be some sort of closed shop with Lancing, possibly because they buy them in bulk or make a special order for them when stocks run low.
Spoke with Julie at Steel Developements and she confirmed that a long hub volvo prop will fit with a spacer (presumably at the back so the nut can reach the prop). however volvos are only 16" diameter so steel Developements don't recommend them. Need an engineer to work out what the difference in performance would be with a 16" diamenter prop over the standard 16.75" or if I find a really cheap volvo prop might just fit it to see. anyone know what less daimeter more pitch does ?
Haven't tried Poole Propellors yet, we need someone in Lymington to drive down and have a chat with them.
Also the drive seems to have been manfactured under the name or by "Dana" in the states. The saga continues, (much to the groans from the rest of the forum