Just purchased my first boat( 1999 Maristar 230vrs) today but unfortunately the original prop from has seen better days. Id like to take it out for the day tomorrow but am worried if it vibrates it will do more harm than its worth. Didn't get to test drive the boat but everything else is in great shape and it only has 320hrs. The new prop should arrive next week as the seller had already ordered it will be shipping it to me.
here's a couple of pics. all four blades have bent tips but each progressively less bent than the one in the side view picture which was probably the initial impact. The previous owner had a run-in with a "sandbar." prop shaft and strut are all inline though, as is the rudder. thanks for any input