View Full Version : Prop Dings

06-15-2008, 12:22 PM
I have an 04 X10 with the MCX package. While boating at a shallow lake,(Buena Vista Rec Area) my prop took on a small ding at the tip of one of the blades while being moored near shore. The boat was standing still and I believe the ding happened from bobbing in the wind chop.
There is no vibration and no noticable difference when running the full powerband. I didn't even realize until I pulled the boat out of the water.
I mentioned to the dealer and they said it would be $180 to send out but if theres no vibration, not to worry about it and not try bending it back with a pair of needlenose because the fix my cause vibration.
The ding is very small at the tip of one blade.
Should I fix it? If I choose not to, could it cause something else to go wrong?
I'd really like to keep the $180 in my pocket, and I don't really want to invest $483 in a spare prop.
Any thoughts?

06-15-2008, 12:26 PM
Well you may be able to get it repaired for cheaper than that. I just recently had it done and it was only 80 bucks and all 4 blades were bent. Although, if you have a CNC prop then I believe it is more expensive to fix.

06-15-2008, 01:09 PM
If it's a OJ prop, you can send it to him for a refurb for around $100+/- and approximately a week +/- turnaround, IIRC, don't hold me to that, contact him here, http://www.ojprops.com/ or 1-800-359-9730 or here, http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/member.php?u=1537

TX.X-30 fan
06-15-2008, 05:31 PM
Brass hammer and a wooden block and some easy taps will fix it yourself for free. !!!

This Richard-head is right, but you need a spare prop at some point.

06-15-2008, 05:32 PM
Cool! A new troll on the forum. For awhile....

06-15-2008, 05:38 PM
If you send it direct to OJ or ACME, it will be cheaper than $180...

Here's a picture of one I sent back to ACME....If I remember coorectly it cost me around $120

06-15-2008, 05:40 PM
Here's the 2nd blade, same prop.

Also, if you call the manufacturer, they may have a local certified repair facility...

06-15-2008, 09:23 PM
Man, I never knew a dime and a quater could do that much damage! Is that what they call changing the prop?:rolleyes:;):D

06-15-2008, 09:27 PM
Send it to me, $120 and it will be like brand new! One week turn around at this time.