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Old     (watersnake)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-27-2008, 10:34 AM Reply   
"How is it possible" that on a lake with at least 25 comp boats, 10 day cruisers, way too many water massqitos(jet skis) and 5 cigeret boats that I am the one to hit some slightly submerged something!!! Now I don't wish it upon anyone else, just seems to be my f-up luck. This makes "two"props already this season. How often do others take out their props? Is this just me???
Old    wiz            04-27-2008, 12:44 PM Reply   
its just a run of bad luck. in 06 i went thru 4 props. since then i've been lucky (knock on wood).
Old     (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       04-27-2008, 1:35 PM Reply   
Ive been super lucky, only one prop in 4 years. I wasn;t the one who was driving when it happened. It was this chick named Laine who was so HOT I couldn't get mad at her. Just looking at her in that Bikini driving was worth the 550 I had to spend to get a new one.
Old     (veritas)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-27-2008, 1:36 PM Reply   
That sucks man.

To be honest...we haven't hit anything with a prop in like...as long as I can remember. A long time.

We just have good luck I guess?

We've hit some pretty large pieces of wood (even a log about 2 feet in diameter), but never had any real damage..and never hit the prop.
Old     (trevorcurry)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-27-2008, 4:34 PM Reply   
I went through 2 props in one house boat trip 2 summers ago.
Old     (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       04-27-2008, 6:04 PM Reply   
That sux dude.

Knock on wood, I haven't killed a prop since our first boat, about 99 or 2000.
Old     (watson_134_lf)      Join Date: Nov 2007       04-27-2008, 7:05 PM Reply   
that sucks man..
i just slammed the boat with 15 hundred pounds, and our lake is an average of 5 to 10 feet deep, so the prop is in the shop right now.
as bad as it sounds, i have to say it made me laugh to see the tips of the prop completely curled into circles
Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       04-27-2008, 7:19 PM Reply   
If you go to Shasta in the spring, bring a spare I've taken out 6 props in 10 years & 4 have been at Shasta.
Old     (supraride)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-27-2008, 7:23 PM Reply   
Randy, We will be there over the 4th of july. Where were you at in shasta to ding 4 props. let me know , that sounds bad.
Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       04-27-2008, 7:35 PM Reply   
Tony, July should be fine, in early spring a lot of logs are floating that you can't see. I was talking to a guy who has a cabin on Shasta and he said the water level is down 60 feet, the 4th should be good but Aug. will be hurting for water.
Old     (26lacefield)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-27-2008, 7:38 PM Reply   
i destoryed 7 props last year. lets just say my parents didn't know about them all. lucky for me i know how to order all the parts and just pay the cost cuz of the their dealership. it was still pretty damn pricey.
Old     (supraride)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-27-2008, 8:06 PM Reply   
Thanks Randy, I appreciate your help.
Old     (mxflyer281)      Join Date: Oct 2007       04-27-2008, 8:52 PM Reply   
We bend props all the time I think its like something like 8 last year but its been awhile since the last one. But we one thats on there now is nicked so its gotta come off im just to lazy. lucky i got a spare so we can still ride while its getting fixed. At least we dont have any rocks in FL.

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