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Old    Jay McMichael (jaytique)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-06-2007, 7:30 PM Reply   
well at the end of the day, we were just idling along and go to close to the wing dam. does this look repairable or is it new prop time?

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Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       07-06-2007, 7:33 PM Reply   
New prop.
Old    Javony (javony)      Join Date: Oct 2006       07-06-2007, 7:56 PM Reply   
Without a doubt, new prop
Old    bocephus            07-06-2007, 8:33 PM Reply   
That can be fixed very easily!! Now is a good time to re-prop though if you were going to do it.

Check out this old article...

Prop Fix

Most people don't realize what is involved in fixing a prop and therefore don't really have a clue what can be fixed and what can't be. Most places want to sell you a new prop since they will make more money off you, but that can be fixed! I have seen props get fixed that were missing an entire ear...
Old    bocephus            07-06-2007, 8:34 PM Reply   
Has your strut support dealio always had glass damage around it?
Old    Jay McMichael (jaytique)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-06-2007, 8:53 PM Reply   
yeah, that was there when i got it
Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       07-06-2007, 11:17 PM Reply   
It can be repaired.
Old    Jay (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       07-07-2007, 5:58 AM Reply   
I just had mine repaired and was nearly as bad as that. Come back as good as new but had to be without the boat for a week.

I'd buy a new prop and have that repaired. That way if it happens again you won't lose any water time
Old    Jay McMichael (jaytique)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-07-2007, 7:41 AM Reply   
well it happened at the perfect time, we are tied up for the next 2 weeks so I can have the down time, but I hear what your saying, thanks for all the input
Old    Matt (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-07-2007, 9:32 AM Reply   
I hate rocks!
Old    Trace (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       07-07-2007, 9:14 PM Reply   
That's a pretty easy repair. I've seen worse repaired no problem - big chunks missing, most of the blades folded down around the hub, etc.
Old    Johnny (johnw)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-08-2007, 11:13 AM Reply   
Mine was way worse and it is fixed! I defy anyone to tell the differance between the fixed one and a new one. The result is now I have a spair.
Old    bocephus            07-08-2007, 12:44 PM Reply   
Ok, I think I it should be noted that on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 8:33 pm, I made another positive post. Two previous posters clearly said he needed a new prop and then I came out and said it could easily be fixed, I think that was positive. I'm keeping track of my positive posts now and just wanted to go on the record.

Thanks,
Ryan

PS..Good Luck with the PROP!
Old    woody (bwood)      Join Date: Jul 2003       07-08-2007, 1:05 PM Reply   
Does anybody know if the pitch on a prop can be changed? I have a 06 X1 and with 1400lbs of ballast the stock prop (oj 13.7 x 17) is a dog. Would I be able to change the pitch to a 16?
Old    bocephus            07-08-2007, 1:13 PM Reply   
Yes, it can be done and is pretty often.
Old    Jay McMichael (jaytique)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-08-2007, 10:11 PM Reply   
this prop says 14 by 18, does that mean 14 inch diameter and 18 degree pitch? if I am going to reprop should I got with a lower pitch?
Old     (packrat)      Join Date: Mar 2005       07-08-2007, 10:19 PM Reply   
I would also have your dealer or mechanic check to make sure that your drive shaft is not out of balance or bent.
Old    Trace (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       07-10-2007, 7:56 PM Reply   
It takes a lot more than that to bend the drive shaft. If it doesn't vibrate after you get the prop fixed, you're fine.
Old    Andrew"Jet"Mitchell (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       07-11-2007, 7:27 AM Reply   
No prob to fix the prop!
Old    Jay McMichael (jaytique)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-11-2007, 8:55 AM Reply   
well my local prop shop said they can't do it, so I bought a new one and am goinbg to ship this one out at some point for a spare. Thanks for all the input

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