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Old    Trentski (trentski)      Join Date: Jan 2002       02-25-2003, 2:43 AM Reply   
I ride with a guy who has a Skicraft Senator Wake D drive and it seems that lately every second time we go out the prop takes a hit and gets bent out of shape (4 blade brass 13x13). Probably due to the fact that there aint much water around at the moment.

If we damage the prop at the beginning of the session will riding with some vibration damage the boat in any way?
Old    Lee Tudor (leetudor)      Join Date: Oct 2001       02-25-2003, 5:56 AM Reply   
Yes. It will cause the shaft packing to wear at a faster rate and the vibration will shake you crazy.
Old    Trentski (trentski)      Join Date: Jan 2002       02-25-2003, 3:03 PM Reply   
Thanks Lee,

Any one else like to share?
Old    mtbmudmachine            02-25-2003, 3:37 PM Reply   
What Lee said Times 2. The vibration can and will cause undue wear on your drive train and where your shaft goes in threw the hull as well as the packing. Sorry to hear about you hitting somthing all the time it must suck.
Old    Lee Tudor (leetudor)      Join Date: Oct 2001       02-25-2003, 6:14 PM Reply   
For to mention that it will also wear out the strut bearing.
Old    Justin (wakinwestcoast)      Join Date: Jan 2003       02-25-2003, 10:58 PM Reply   
you should idle the path that you are going to ride before you ride it. just a thought
Old    Trentski (trentski)      Join Date: Jan 2002       02-26-2003, 7:28 PM Reply   
Last time was a stick that we didn't see until too late (after we ran it over). We do take it easy when we know there are hidden dangers but on rivers the trees are pretty hard to see under water and every now and then you get one whilst dodging some guy doing a power turn.

We just seem to be having a bad run.

Come winter there may be more rain so prop will be fine but toes will be frozen.


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