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djhuff
08-29-2007, 02:20 PM
Did this last night. There was a rock the size of a small VW in the middle of the lake, water went from 7 to 1 to 7 in about 5 feet of travel.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1420/1268116709_3a34dfd452.jpg?v=0

I know it can't be fixed, looks like I have a good wall ornament.

tex
08-29-2007, 02:24 PM
Did this last night. There was a rock the size of a small VW in the middle of the lake, water went from 7 to 1 to 7 in about 5 feet of travel.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1420/1268116709_3a34dfd452.jpg?v=0

I know it can't be fixed, looks like I have a good wall ornament.
Give me 2 hammers and a large martini and I'll fix it!

ski_king
08-29-2007, 02:37 PM
Looks like a job for Super Glue and Duck Tape to me.

JimN
08-29-2007, 02:37 PM
No, it probably can't. Call your insurance agent- your shaft and strut may be damaged, too.

Farmer Ted
08-29-2007, 02:37 PM
no damage to the other blades?

that's odd, it doesn't look like a clean break

djhuff
08-29-2007, 02:56 PM
Right after I hit, I checked the prop and the blade that fell off was actually touching the blade next to it. They are all bent a little, as soon as I put it in gear, I heard some loud clunk, then just a vibration. The prop slung into the gelcoat and took a chunk out of it on it's way to the depths.

Jim, it is at the dealer now, new strut and shaft will be there tomorrow. Taking the shaft off first thing tomorrow, then to the glass shop, then will reinstall next week. Should be back on teh water next weekend. I made a similar claim last year (hit a floating log the size of a telephone pole that was just under the water surface) so I think I'll just eat this one and avoid the rate hike. The dealer is working with me on the cost.

trickskier
08-29-2007, 03:01 PM
I doubt it could be fixed and balanced............Eric at OJ Prop could tell you for sure...

88 PS190
08-29-2007, 03:20 PM
Sure, Have a hacksaw and a file? 2 blades perform better than 3 any day.

Maristar210
08-29-2007, 03:35 PM
Ouch. Looks like quite a hit. Sorry to hear it...

chudson
08-29-2007, 03:37 PM
Don't go cheap and try to repair it, get a new prop! Even if it could be repaired I wouldn't trust it !!!

jweischen
08-29-2007, 03:52 PM
I saw your boat at the dealer this morning- was dropping off my new '08 X2 for it's 10 hour service. The water depth in the area is getting dicey. We go to Jordan mainly- Gaston (which is fine) now and then. Hope you are up and running again soon.

Hrkdrivr
08-29-2007, 04:43 PM
I just damaged my prop and had it throw some debris into the hull too (low water at the ramp, pulling out). We were at Harris.

What lake were you on?

Where are you getting it fixed? I need to know a good service department in the Raleigh / Durham and/or Charlotte area...

RexDog1
08-29-2007, 05:00 PM
Wow looks like X2momma’s !!!!!!!!

PM Her and ask what she did?:confused:

Prostar in Michigain
08-29-2007, 05:23 PM
was that originally a 4 blade?

tex
08-29-2007, 05:31 PM
Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.

RexDog1
08-29-2007, 05:39 PM
Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.


hahahahahahaha:toast:

fintek9
08-29-2007, 06:03 PM
lol...yep:toast:

ride
08-29-2007, 07:15 PM
That bites!

sympathies....

djhuff
08-30-2007, 08:12 AM
Alright guys, I'm not fixing it (it was a joke), I have a couple of other props to replace it with.

I was on Falls Lake, I know that lake really well, and I cannot believe I hit something where I did. I have talked to others that have been using that lake for 10+ years and no one knew there was a boulder sticking up there. Now we know.

Boat is at Boats Unlimited, we are shooting to get back on the water for next weekend, parts will show up today, just need to get the gel work done.

Hrkdrivr, let me know if you need any help with getting yours fixed.

boatless
08-30-2007, 09:22 AM
Some thing like this, a depth finder would be worthless to me. At high speed, a boat would almost be on top of shallow area before anyone has a chance to cut the power and save the boat. It is best to know a lake you are boating on, and some time even that would not help.

tex
08-30-2007, 09:51 AM
Alright guys, I'm not fixing it (it was a joke), I have a couple of other props to replace it with.

I was on Falls Lake, I know that lake really well, and I cannot believe I hit something where I did. I have talked to others that have been using that lake for 10+ years and no one knew there was a boulder sticking up there. Now we know.

Boat is at Boats Unlimited, we are shooting to get back on the water for next weekend, parts will show up today, just need to get the gel work done.

Hrkdrivr, let me know if you need any help with getting yours fixed.
I go back and mark the rock with a slalom ball!

boatless
08-30-2007, 10:10 AM
I go back and mark the rock with a slalom ball!

We did that on our lake once. The next morning, it is gone. Some one must have needed one bad enough to take the slalom ball out including the rope and a concrete anchor. :rolleyes:

tex
08-30-2007, 10:36 AM
Some fishermen just don't get it!

Hrkdrivr
08-30-2007, 09:45 PM
Hrkdrivr, let me know if you need any help with getting yours fixed.


PM atcha, thanks!

Leroy
08-30-2007, 10:16 PM
I would send that one to the prop manf to see what he thinks. I know you hit something, but the blade looks like it just broke off. Should have bent over I think....like a artichoke I believe the term is ;) Really getting end of season and low lakes.

boyd
08-30-2007, 10:31 PM
Out of curiousity .... what would this job cost to straighten a shaft and replace the prop. I don't carry insurance on my boat.
I have 91-190.

boyd

djhuff
08-31-2007, 08:19 AM
Boyd, I'm just getting a new shaft and strut. with prop replacement, you are going to be up around 1800... at least that is what it costs for an '06.

JimN
08-31-2007, 08:37 AM
boyd- you don't have any insurance on your boat? Not even liability? That's not a good idea.