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Old 11 January 2011, 11:58   #1
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Prop repair companies

I'm about to send off a pair of s/s props for repair and have the pitch checked/ matched, there's about 300 rpm difference at wot between the 2

Due to a few negative comments about 1 or 2 well known companies I've heard, I'm probably going to go to Propeller Solutions despite having to speak to a woman when I rang. Would have been nice to talk shop with someone who knows about props but there ya go.

I've had Poole Propellers recommended to me in the past but I've not been able to contact them. No website, I found 2 different tel nos. for them, 1 was nla and the other was a completely different business!

Anyone else got experience of Propeller Solutions? Or experience with others? Or know how to get hold of Poole Propellers?

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Am sure it was Propellor Solutions my Dad used for his, couldn't fault them, nice to deal with and knew what they were on about!
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Am sure it was Propellor Solutions my Dad used for his, couldn't fault them, nice to deal with and knew what they were on about!
Up the road from here so if you use them & have any worries am happy to nip in and 'chat'........

Never heard anything about Poole Props....cant place them either.....
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Up the road from here so if you use them & have any worries am happy to nip in and 'chat'........

Never heard anything about Poole Props....cant place them either.....
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I think the story I got was that some guy(s) from Propeller Revolutions? left and started up Poole Propellors.

And why do I find it so hard to spell propellers!
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Due to a few negative comments about 1 or 2 well known companies I've heard, I'm probably going to go to Propeller Solutions despite having to speak to a woman when I rang.
One of the prop repair companies (I can't remember which but i'd guess it was this one) has a woman who deals with customers - and who reputedly knows more about props selection and repair than you are likely to ever do - which if she's been dealing with prop enquiries every day for the last 10 years is hardly a surprise... ...she probably has a better telephone manner than the average metal worker too!
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One of the prop repair companies (I can't remember which but i'd guess it was this one) has a woman who deals with customers -
That'll be Steel Developments in London. Prop Solutions just outside Poole were great, but Brian has left, which just leaves Thomas.
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One of the prop repair companies (I can't remember which but i'd guess it was this one) has a woman who deals with customers - and who reputedly knows more about props selection and repair than you are likely to ever do - which if she's been dealing with prop enquiries every day for the last 10 years is hardly a surprise... ...she probably has a better telephone manner than the average metal worker too!
If its the same company I'm thinking of she was a waste of time.
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One of the prop repair companies (I can't remember which but i'd guess it was this one) has a woman who deals with customers - and who reputedly knows more about props selection and repair than you are likely to ever do - which if she's been dealing with prop enquiries every day for the last 10 years is hardly a surprise... ...she probably has a better telephone manner than the average metal worker too!
I'm pretty sure also that you are referring to 'Julie' at Steel Developments. I've spoken to her in the past by phone and face to face at the SIBS. I have to say, she may well know her stuff as people say, but she comes across a bit blase and disinterested. Makes it hard to get a real feel of how knowledgeable or customer orientated they are, which put me off.
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we've got a place local to me, hamble props, small, old company, they did our props on the race boat
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I'm pretty sure also that you are referring to 'Julie' at Steel Developments. I've spoken to her in the past by phone and face to face at the SIBS. I have to say, she may well know her stuff as people say, but she comes across a bit blase and disinterested. Makes it hard to get a real feel of how knowledgeable or customer orientated they are, which put me off.
Careful! everyone else has stopped short of naming names! She's been known to post on here and may well have your plums on a skewer if she sees this!
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Careful! everyone else has stopped short of naming names! She's been known to post on here and may well have your plums on a skewer if she sees this!
I have used both.

Steel developments were rude and unhelpful

Prop Solutions were much better


I am sure others have had different experiences,am just recounting mine
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Streamlined propellers, always do a great job for us!

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Careful! everyone else has stopped short of naming names! She's been known to post on here and may well have your plums on a skewer if she sees this!
That's alright. I'm entitled to my opinion, and that was my experience. Anyway, my plums are now owned by SWMBO. There'd be a pretty good handbag fight if someone else wanted skewering rights
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I always now use Castle Marine in North Wales, after being a dissatisfied customer of Steel Developments.

Have found Castle Marine just a good service. However have'nt used them for a few years.

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Prop Solutions did my Raker after I knackered it at MtSt.M (going there on 22 Jan - see thread if interested) and they did a good job; you can't really tell it had been damaged. As for female engineers, I find them a big turn on really; much like petite ladies who wear full leathers and ride fast bikes. Even Mrs GJ0KYZ looks cute when she's helming the boat. And don't forget Ellen MacArthur is more rock than all of us put together. By the way Keith, I think you mean "uninterested" not "disinterested".
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Yes, indeed I did. Thank you kind sir for correcting me so discreetly too.
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What's all this (6.8+4)>(7.2+2) stuff? Is it masonic?
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What's all this (6.8+4)>(7.2+2) stuff? Is it masonic?
Its something to do with Gotchiguy, not sure if it relates to a 6.8m with a 4 stroke and a 7.2m with a 2 stroke, I could of course be talking absolute bollocks, which isn't unheard of....
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Female engineers.

[QUOTE=GJ0KYZ;384188] . As for female engineers, I find them a big turn on really; much like petite ladies who wear full leathers and ride fast bikes. Even Mrs GJ0KYZ looks cute when she's helming the boat. And don't forget Ellen MacArthur is more rock than all of us put together.

What about Claire Barrett from Salvage Squad?She would be useful to have around!
Ellen McArthur is just too butch
miss barrett in her boiler suit-dribble,dribble!
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. As for female engineers, I find them a big turn on really; much like petite ladies who wear full leathers and ride fast bikes. Even Mrs GJ0KYZ looks cute when she's helming the boat. And don't forget Ellen MacArthur is more rock than all of us put together.

What about Claire Barrett from Salvage Squad?She would be useful to have around!
Ellen McArthur is just too butch
miss barrett in her boiler suit-dribble,dribble!
Fussy sod!
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