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Old 05 June 2020, 13:40   #1
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How damaged is too damaged?

Hello - grateful for some prop advice.

The pics below show the prop from my E-TEC 30.
Do you think it is worth getting it repaired now, or if the damage is minor and not worth worrying about for a while? The boat will only get occasional pottering use. As a newbie I have no experience to go on.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 05 June 2020, 14:22   #2
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Well doable...the question is (especially with an Alloy prop) when the cost gap ..between repair and New isnt worth the effort?
It'll run (improved by straightening but not as it should) and what other damage might it cause...Either way I'd definitely get it sorted ASAP myself!
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You're not going to get the best from your outboard with a damaged propeller, and at WOT (wide open throttle) I wouldn't be surprised if you get vibration. Check out Steel Developments. It will come back like new, and your one isn't badly damaged. Cheaper than replacing. https://www.steeldevelopments.net/co...repair-service
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IMO - don't use it. Repair or replace as your finances dictate. It's well beyond a minor "buzz" but very repairable.
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Hi Adam and welcome to the forum.

I hate to see a badly dinged prop from both performance and smooth running perspective so I'd have that refurbed or replace. Don't discount the cheapy Chinese props on Ebay.... not as good as OE in my experience but half or a third the cost and can be cheaper than a refurb.
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Thanks for the advice and for the welcome.
I’ve sent it away to be refurbed - looking forward to seeing how it comes back
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I'd go for a new one, if you're on a budget get a hammer and straighten it out on a tow ball
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