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Old 17 July 2012, 08:35   #1
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Prop Work- Near Gallions Reach

Our prop has a massive chunk taken out of it (absolutely no idea how as we've never felt an impact), does anyone know of anyone based near Gallions Reach Marina that can fix damaged props?

I will post a pic as soon as I can get down there again and take one...
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Old 17 July 2012, 11:11   #2
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Old 17 July 2012, 11:15   #3
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Great thanks, will check them out!
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Old 21 August 2012, 14:47   #5
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I've decided to take everyone's advice and send the prop off to Steel Developments, however I've never removed one before.

What tools do I need and how big a job is it?

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A spanner or socket to remove the nut, and a pair of pliers/screwdriver to remove the split pin. Takes 2 minutes.
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Would it not be better to replace that one ? I think you'll pick one up for around £100
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Tim M- Cool thanks, I had hoped it would be a quick job!

B&O- That is a good question, I have no idea is the simple answer! Steel Developments come highly recommended and their price works out at £38 + VAT. Would there be a significant improvement in performance between a new one and a refurb (I appreciate a new one vs ours in its current state, but would a refurb not be almost as good as new)?
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Tim M- Cool thanks, I had hoped it would be a quick job!

B&O- That is a good question, I have no idea is the simple answer! Steel Developments come highly recommended and their price works out at £38 + VAT. Would there be a significant improvement in performance between a new one and a refurb (I appreciate a new one vs ours in its current state, but would a refurb not be almost as good as new)?
I'd have no qualms about getting it refurbished and I'm sure they will do a top job. Performance wise it will be as good as new but for me I'd use the money to invest in a new replacement, or SS even. Each to their own though. I wasn't aware it was that cheap TBH
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Fair enough, the price was a lot cheaper than expected to be honest, as they are local I'll give them a go this time, if for no other reason than so I know who to go to if and when we move upwards to something more costly!
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We finally got the boat out of the water today and discovered the prop removal may be trickier than anticipated. The pin has completely corroded and so we can't remove it to unscrew the prop. Any suggestions?
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Spray with WD40 and try later.
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If the pin is corroded to the point that you can't remove it then it will be weak, try bending it up so you can get the socket on the nut (the end might snap off as you do this) and try to undo the nut. The nut should shear the ends of the pin off flush with the thread, you can drift the remains out with a punch after you have removed the prop.
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We managed to finally remove the prop today!

Essentially, the pin was so corroded, once we actually managed to locate a suitable wrench it was a pretty quick job.

So, the tubes still need some work, but at least the prop should be looking pretty good once Steel Developments have worked their magic on it :-)
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Not a great picture, but its looking a lot better now, courtesy of Steel Developments:
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