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brianaw26
06-04-2007, 10:10 PM
Idiot proof propeller?
Never seen this before... It looked like it was made out of plastic with flaps on each propeller blade... weird.

http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/7406/05272007wm2.jpg

pram
06-04-2007, 11:12 PM
Are those just blade protectors?

6ballsisall
06-04-2007, 11:15 PM
Are those just blade protectors?

I think you are right.

I have seen plastic props though. My family put one on their 96' 18 Regal w/ 4.3 liter. The lake they play on in Colorado is all sand and shallow. They go thru 2 aluminum props a year (rebuild) because the sand eats the blades. Those plastic props have a center hub and you just add new blades as needed. It's a very novel idea, however on their boat it didn't work that well. Because they are so light weight the motor was over reving all the time.

chevy08bud
06-05-2007, 12:25 AM
Just blade protectors. People use them so that when they run into the prop with their leg they don't get sliced open. Don't think that I have ever hit the prop on an I/O, but I guess that it could happen.

79stars&stripes
06-05-2007, 12:37 AM
i also think those are just protectors, but i know they do have plastic props. the plastic props are for emergency situations.(we have one for the pontoon)