|last night on the loading ramp our trailer fell into a hole and we didnt know it so the right side dipped lower than the left. so when i pulled the boat up to the trailer the prop hit the bricks. it bent the tips of the prop back on all 4 blades about a quater of an inch. its an 07 mastercraft x-2. i dont even know really where to begin...do i need a new prop? im thinking i do so would a used one work? should i go brand new? what size do i need? and can i do the labor myself? im reallllly trying to stay away from the service shop due to the ridiculous wait times so im hoping i can do this myself...any advice would be greatly appreciated|
|Depending on how bent the tips are, a good prop shop should be able to fix it no problem. You don't have to buy a new one, you can easily buy used if you want to. We mangled one memorial day weekend. Dropped the prop off at a local shop on a tuesday, had it back on the boat that friday afternoon. He also straightened out the strut we bent. He did have a rebuilt acme in the number we were after as well as a few others, so ask when you talk to the shop. We just went ahead and fixed the prop we had. I can ask around down here for shop's in FTW that are reliable if you need help finding one. |
Also, call up ACME if you are looking for an entirely new one, they are very helpful when it comes to finding a prop for what you are doing.
|thanks, i would love help finding a shop!|
|Eric at OJ props is who to call. He will charge around $100 or so for repair and have it back to you in a week. It will be good as new. OJ props is what came stock on your boat. I have done this and I highly recommend it. They balance it to factory specs.|
|the prop info is stamped on the inside of the prop (engine side) around the hub. Of course, you could opt for a more aggressive prop while you're at it, or they can heat and reshape yours while you wait. No big deal. |
TXsurfvlx, post up a good shop in dfw/ftw when you can. Good info to have.
|water freak, what location is eric at? i went to ojprops website and looked for locations and theres a ton!|
|Call Eric at OJ Props at this number. Eric - 800-359-9730. He can also help if you want to change props.|