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Old    Matthew Bird (ldr)      Join Date: Nov 2002       09-04-2012, 11:36 AM Reply   
has anyone recycled their prop for scrap metal?
I have an old OJ legend 3 blade that cannot be repaired and i'm thinking of just taking it to the local recycler to see how much i could get for it.
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       09-04-2012, 12:43 PM Reply   
Best I can figure would be about $2.40 a pound.
Old    Raf (Raf1985)      Join Date: Mar 2012       09-04-2012, 1:20 PM Reply   
You might get enough to cover the gas to take it there.....
Old    Cory D (cadunkle)      Join Date: Jul 2009       09-04-2012, 9:30 PM Reply   
Not sure what you'd get for that alloy, but last time I made a scrap run I believe iron was around $9 per hundred. When scrap was at its peak I'd get a few hundred per pickup load of mostly iron/steel.
Old    Cory D (cadunkle)      Join Date: Jul 2009       09-04-2012, 9:31 PM Reply   
Point being, you won't get anything for a single prop. Start a pile, when it weighs at least 1000 lbs bring them for scrap. I feel for you if you go through enough props to be worth a scrap run.
Old    JD (OneMoreSet)      Join Date: Aug 2011       09-05-2012, 8:24 AM Reply   
Best used as a paper weight, or coffee table ornamental.

Chicks load our houses with bowls of stinky dried up flowers - its time we start re-decorating with mangled nibral and various wake paraphernalia.
Old    CORY MITCHELL (stang_killa_ss)      Join Date: Jan 2010       09-05-2012, 12:47 PM Reply   
i would doubt you can even recycle its. its a alloy, not a single type of metal. so when melting it down you would have to find a way to re seperate the puddles of liquid metal.

ski boat props are made from Nibral. short for Nickle Brass Aluminum.
i highly doubt there recyclable..........
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       09-05-2012, 1:09 PM Reply   
Great wall hanger and thats about all if its not repairable. I have a couple on my garage wall that are great conversation pieces. All were donated, always been lucky myself.
Old    George Barber (georgebarber)      Join Date: Jul 2013       08-05-2013, 2:45 AM Reply   
Yeah taking it down to the scrap yard isn't a bad idea. But I would suggest you wait till you have enough metal with you because that will fetch you some good bucks at a scrap yard. Scrap dealers are more interested in buying a bulk of scrap. There's a SIMS facility in Sacramento that's into car scrap recycling, not too far from where you live. These people accept ferrous and non-ferrous metal both so look them up and pay them a visit if you're interested in metal recycling.
Old    Bcd D (bcd)      Join Date: Jun 2012       08-05-2013, 7:38 PM Reply   
If you send it in to OJ and they can't repair it, they will give you $100 off a new prop for scrap value.
Old    Josh Bachmeier (jbach)      Join Date: Sep 2012       08-06-2013, 8:22 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by bcd View Post
If you send it in to OJ and they can't repair it, they will give you $100 off a new prop for scrap value.
^this. i thought that was mighty nice of them.

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