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Old    Jesse Johnston (watersnake)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-02-2008, 12:07 PM Reply   
What do ya think, I had one blade slightly bent about two weeks ago and it cost me $85.00, he had it done in about a half hour. Now I have two blades curled at the tips, charging $100.00 and will take three days. Is this a normal fee to be charging? and how many times can one prop be fixed?
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-02-2008, 12:11 PM Reply   
Yup... Indefinetely as far as I know as long as it's not missing to much material.

(Message edited by 05mobiuslsv on May 02, 2008)
Old    tom fischer (tomfish)      Join Date: Apr 2003       05-02-2008, 12:16 PM Reply   
1 paid 110 recently and took a week
Old    George Aslinger (mobv)      Join Date: Jun 2002       05-02-2008, 1:41 PM Reply   
The shop I have used for years charges $110 and normally takes a week, he rushed one once when my spare was damaged and had it next day for no extra charge. A prop can be repaired numerous times.
Old    Matt (duramat)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-02-2008, 3:47 PM Reply   
Normal. I was out 2 weeks, $120.
Old    Rod (rvh3)      Join Date: Jul 2003       05-02-2008, 5:35 PM Reply   
Damn! I paid $140 and it took a week. $85 sounds great.
Old    david rogers (davee22ve)      Join Date: Nov 2007       05-02-2008, 5:55 PM Reply   
I bent all four blades back. $140 3 days.
Old    lakeski (lakeski)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-02-2008, 5:58 PM Reply   
North American Propeller
P.0. Box 13
Schofield, WI 54476
715-359-5204

$80 and it took about a week. It's been about two years, since my repair.
Old    Mikey (spoondog)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-02-2008, 6:00 PM Reply   
Jesse,
Where did you go to get the $85 for 1 blade. I have 1 bent blade but my regular guy told me that it doesn't matter if its 1 blade or 4, he always has to repitch all 4 so its $135. You are in the Sacramento area right?
Old    Karl De Looff (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-02-2008, 7:52 PM Reply   
There are prop repairs, and there are prop repairs. The best will put you back about $200. The will scan the prop with a laser, map it, and bring it back to factory specs. Most simply hammer the prop back to shape on pitch blocks and call it a day. Better ones will add extra material and balance it. If you don't ask, you won't know. Personally, I use Holland Propeller in Holland, MI for my ding work.
Old    Matt (duramat)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-02-2008, 8:59 PM Reply   
Karl I called ACME and asked them what they did when they rebuilt them. He told me that the shops that were certified and had the pitchblocks did the exact same thing as ACME would do in their shop, and using a "static balancer"? to balance it again. I just felt that much better just having the manufacturer rebuild their own product, and 2 weeks later a shiny rebuilt prop went back on and was perfect.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-02-2008, 9:14 PM Reply   
I had tacomapropellar do mine, came back shiny and brand new as well paid 110 including pre-paid ups to send it back to me.
Old    Karl De Looff (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-03-2008, 9:11 AM Reply   
Mark:

If you sent it to Acme, they send it out to one of a few shops in the area (my area is the same as Acme, they are 40 miles away). Holland Propeller is one of those shops. Acme does not maintain the in-house prop repair capability. They just CNC machine their own castings. It is an art and a hard, long skill to develop the knack for repairing props. Not everyone does it well. When you find a good shop, keep them in business.

Karl
Old    Matt (duramat)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-03-2008, 10:30 AM Reply   
Karl Marx thanx for the info, Learn something new everyday! I sent mine to a different address than the main location, in which could very explain that. I will look into Holland next time, could be worth it $$. I was very impressed that it came back and actually worked pretty well!
Now the trick is not to do that again, $0n OF B!TC#!!
you know what I mean

http://www.props.com.au/hollandpropellers/
Old    Jesse Johnston (watersnake)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-03-2008, 12:13 PM Reply   
Mikey,

Yep, in Sac area. I guess from the posts above I'm getting pretty good deals. Check out DCR propeller Co. @ 916 344 8930 - 4946 Watt Ave #36 North Highlands CA 95660. The owner, Daniel is the one that seems to be hooking me up. Tell him I sent ya ??
Old    Mikey (spoondog)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-03-2008, 9:26 PM Reply   
Thanks Jesse. I'm going to check them out on Monday.
Old    William (kana12)      Join Date: Jan 2008       05-05-2008, 2:19 PM Reply   
i know a dealer that want to charge 190 $ and he never even looked at the prop. lol
Old    brian kalmar (5oclocksomewhere)      Join Date: Dec 2007       05-05-2008, 2:33 PM Reply   
paid 180 through the dealer
Old    mike (beef)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-06-2008, 9:48 AM Reply   
I paid the same, $180, through my dealer, and it took a while to get it back.
Old    Chris Watson (watsoc)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-06-2008, 2:30 PM Reply   
Just dropped mine off today and it is $115 and a week worth of waiting. All four blades needed some welding and then it need to be re-balanced as well. A lot cheaper then a $500 prop .
Old    Jesse Johnston (watersnake)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-06-2008, 8:48 PM Reply   
Chris,

My wife has more ripples on her a$$ than the lake in your profile pic!!! were is that sweet water.

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