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airdrew99
03-11-2008, 07:09 PM
I sent in my Oj prop to Eric at OJ Props. It cost me $70 (plus shipping both ways) to rework/rebalance it. There were only a few tiny nicks. Other than that, the prop looked new. Is $70 an average price to get a prop rebalanced?

76S&S
03-11-2008, 07:20 PM
Sounds reasonable to me.

Sodar
03-11-2008, 07:21 PM
Sounds more than reasonable...

RexDog1
03-11-2008, 07:29 PM
Sounds more than reasonable...

yep sounds very good :D

flipper
03-11-2008, 07:30 PM
Yeah, that's a good price. I had one done, and I think it was almost $100

erkoehler
03-11-2008, 07:34 PM
Doesn't sound bad to me at all.

airdrew99
03-11-2008, 07:58 PM
Thanks for the replies. I wasn't sure if that was a good price or not. Do you guys get your prop rebalanced every year, only when it has small nicks, or only when you get a vibration?

TX.X-30 fan
03-11-2008, 08:12 PM
I don't re-balance the prop, but I do lube the shaft often.

east tx skier
03-11-2008, 10:34 PM
Just get them fixed when they need it. Last I checked, they were charging $75 for 3 blades and $85 for four blades. We had one redone a couple of years ago and it was better than new when we got it back. Really, better than new.

h2oskifreak
03-12-2008, 01:05 AM
I paid 70.00 recently and thought it was fair. I had mine done at a local shop it it isn't as good as OJ, I'll bet, but no shipping and the spare I put on is better than the one I had fixed. I now have a repaired spare, bonus.

mbeach
03-12-2008, 01:26 AM
I sent in my Oj prop to Eric at OJ Props. It cost me $70 (plus shipping both ways) to rework/rebalance it. There were only a few tiny nicks. Other than that, the prop looked new. Is $70 an average price to get a prop rebalanced? they have done mine twice and i have been very pleased with their work. wife has never found a rock she could not hit.

TMCNo1
03-12-2008, 07:11 AM
Rebalancing every year is strictly overkill. It shouldn't have to be balanced unless ther has been some damage and it should always be part of the repair process by the prop repair facility even if it is not the manufacturer that repairs it, not just spun on a nail on the wall, like a lawnmower blade.

BrianM
03-12-2008, 10:10 AM
That was a good price and since it went to OJ you know it was done properly. I had a 4 blade XMP worked at a local shop and it cost me $125.

EJ OJPROP
03-12-2008, 12:15 PM
Brian - Did I not owe you at least a repair for the prop testing and another shot at getting an OJ back on your rig?

east tx skier
03-12-2008, 01:01 PM
Brian - Did I not owe you at least a repair for the prop testing and another shot at getting an OJ back on your rig?

I'm going to remember that if my father-in-law ever dings up his XMP. He took most of the pictures for my prop comparison. :)

EJ OJPROP
03-12-2008, 01:16 PM
Offer stands.

Muttley
03-12-2008, 01:23 PM
Thanks for the replies. I wasn't sure if that was a good price or not. Do you guys get your prop rebalanced every year, only when it has small nicks, or only when you get a vibration?

Only if I've let my wife drive... :rolleyes:

Seriously, only if I know it's been a rough year. Other than hitting something or scratching the bottom, there's nothing to throw it out.

BrianM
03-12-2008, 01:27 PM
Brian - Did I not owe you at least a repair for the prop testing and another shot at getting an OJ back on your rig?
Not hardly. I actually think I still owe YOU.

As I have said before. Anyone on this board that is thinking of or has ever thought of getting a new prop for your boat give Eric a call and have him send you out a prop for your application. You will NOT be disappointed in the prop or the service. He guarantees it.