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Old 22 April 2013, 14:39   #1
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S/S prop

I've been recently dissuaded from realising my dream. That is, to fit a stainless steel prop onto the RIB.
Simply put, if there's the slightest chance of the prop grounding, then a stainless one will break the gearbox. An ally prop will simply disfigure and be fixable.
Sound advice and much as I hate to admit it, maybe my SS prop will simply have to live on the transom as a spare.......had to get it you see?
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Old 22 April 2013, 14:54   #2
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How why do I not agree with that hmmmmmmmm
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Old 22 April 2013, 15:04   #3
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I know........but this came from a dealer on the South Coast ( geddit ? ) that is about as straight up and right on and honest as I have met.
He could have taken the money and said nothing. That's really what I meant.
Still got the prop though. Just not fitted.

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How why do I not agree with that hmmmmmmmm
See, you were had Ribochet, twice in fact. You should have gone to an honest dea..., oh, hang about, maybe he honestly thought that you looked like a bloke who wouldn't clip his props on the slip?
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I know........but this came from a dealer on the South Coast ( geddit ? ) that is about as straight up and right on and honest as I have met.
He could have taken the money and said nothing. That's really what I meant.
Still got the prop though. Just not fitted.

I think I've had the same advice from same chap...about ten years ago...he does a good trade from dinged props....he'd make more from new gearboxes...
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See, you were had Ribochet, twice in fact. You should have gone to an honest dea..., oh, hang about, maybe he honestly thought that you looked like a bloke who wouldn't clip his props on the slip?
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See, you were had Ribochet, twice in fact. You should have gone to an honest dea..., oh, hang about, maybe he honestly thought that you looked like a bloke who wouldn't clip his props on the slip?
Any further comment is just going to temp fate
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Incidentally, stainless props are works of art.
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Incidentally, stainless props are works of art.
Yup.

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The How it's made-Outboards is worth a watch too.

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She doesn't stay in the water when you're out does she?
Surely there must be some sort of tilt mech on her.
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Love the video. Not quite the way unthought they would have been made.

Most propellors have a rubber bush. That is to take the impact and protect your gearbox.

Race props often don't have a rubber bush and we have to start engines in gear and have engines off when changing direction otherwise the gearboxes don't last very long.

I have stainless on just about everything I drive and I have yet to blow a gearbox.
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I was about to ask........whilst the advice was invaluable and correct for the likes of myself, has anybody actually suffered g'box issues as a result of clipping and are there shearshafts available to protect?
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yeeeesssssssss...

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I was about to ask........whilst the advice was invaluable and correct for the likes of myself, has anybody actually suffered g'box issues as a result of clipping and are there shearshafts available to protect?
Friend of mine made shite of a stainless prop on a pier with his Suzi 115. Divil the bit of harm it did his shaft, although I'd say he had a sudden tensing of the sack when the prop drilled in...
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Seems a shame to use them.
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Buy a prop with a plastic flo-torq hub, if you do hit anything the hub is sacrificial. Oh and carry a spare hub onboard
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