I know it happens, but I'm normally very careful. At some point today the standard aluminium propeller has taken a knock. Two significant chips out of two blades. To make matters worse I'm on the west coast (aka back of beyond).
The propeller is a standard 13.75" x 15" pitch on a Tohatsu 60C 2-stroke. As far as as I know it's 10 1/8" diameter on 3.5" gear case. The propeller is a Mercury with hub insert, etc.
Couple of options - do I replace like for like or go for a stainless steel job. In 25 years of boating this is my first ( and hopefully last) major ding on an outboard. Skeg is fine.
Outboard normally tops out at 5,500rpm.
Boat is 4.8m Ribcraft, usually 2-3 up with 50 litres of fuel, auxiliary engine, etc. I've read others with similar set up have increased pitch (17") for better top end speed.
Cheers for any advice.