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honez
07-01-2009, 07:28 PM
Hi all,

I need to replace the prop on my new to me 1984 S&S. I have a 13" x 13 pitch left hand cupped prop that has many dings in it and vibrates a lot at speed. the local prop place here in Dallas has a replacement, but it is 1 1/8" and he said I could shim it with a sleve and key for my 1" shaft. My question is this a good practice or should I wait to find the right prop? They are going to fix the old one so i could switch back later. the price is $468 for the prop sleve and install.

Thanks in advance I hope to gain much knowledge here as a new MC owner.

JJ

Craig
07-01-2009, 07:35 PM
I am definitely not an expert in this arena, but it is easy enough to order the right prop so I would not do it.

Contact Eric at OJ props and I am sure he can help you out in addition to all of the dealers that are on here (Jim@BAWS, mymmc, etc.)

ski_king
07-01-2009, 07:52 PM
For that price you can get the right prop. Contact one that is listed above, don't go with the shim.

TMCNo1
07-01-2009, 08:08 PM
Someone's trying to make chicken salad out of chicken ****! I've never seen anyone shim a bigger prop to a smaller shaft.
Do yourself and your boat a favor and do the right thing and get the right prop here,
Go directly to the man that knows, Eric Johnson @ http://www.ojprops.com/contact_us or contact him by pm, EJ OJPROP, http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/member.php?u=1537
Be prepared to give him any info he may need, like boat model and year, engine size, transmission, current shaft size and prop, function (skiing, surfing, boarding, etc.), ballast use, passengers, etc. He needs it to determine the best prop for YOUR application.

bigmac
07-01-2009, 08:43 PM
Sounds like those guys REALLY want to sell that prop. It's hard to imagine how it could go on that shaft straight.

PASS on that offer. Get the right prop.

André
07-01-2009, 09:08 PM
Slowly,back up and walk away from this place...
Get the right prop.:)

ROB
07-01-2009, 09:32 PM
Put the proper prop on for about the same price. Got some good advice from Eric @OJ and am pleased with the result.

EJ OJPROP
07-02-2009, 07:20 AM
I can send you the correct prop overnight for less than $468.00

Eric @ OJ PROPS - 800-359-9730

JohnE
07-02-2009, 07:44 AM
I can send you the correct prop overnight for less than $468.00

Eric @ OJ PROPS - 800-359-9730


Translation: The local prop shop is crazy?:D

TMCNo1
07-02-2009, 07:51 AM
Translation: The local prop shop is crazy?:D

I sure am glad you didn't call the prop shop an idiot!:rolleyes::D

JohnE
07-02-2009, 08:04 AM
I sure am glad you didn't call the prop shop an idiot!:rolleyes::D


I had a couple of choice adjectives come to mind, but I figured I'd keep it pc.:D And idiot was one of the safer ones.

JohnE
07-02-2009, 08:05 AM
Harold, maybe I can start selling my 1" EMT scraps for said prop sleeves!!! Who said I'd never get rich being an electrician. And double dipping too!

EJ OJPROP
07-02-2009, 08:16 AM
I have used the reducer sleeves before and they do work but it has been usually onlyfor testing. I did have a strange MC 190 1:1 w/454 this week that had an 1 1/4" shaft that I sleeved with a brass reducer to 1 1/8". It can be done but only as a last resort.

keith3613
07-02-2009, 08:25 AM
I also have and 1984 Stars and Stripes and live in Dallas. These boats are very sensitve to props. Please have the old one rebuilt or buy a new one. There are a lot of good prop manufacturers out there.

keith.a.flud@lmco.com

honez
07-02-2009, 08:39 AM
Wow what a response!!! Ok Eric if you can over night it for the same im calling first thing!! I just wanted to get the kids out for the 4Th weekend and didnthavetime to wait. once again thanks all who responded. I'm shuer I'll have more questions in the future

JJ

TMCNo1
07-02-2009, 08:44 AM
Harold, maybe I can start selling my 1" EMT scraps for said prop sleeves!!! Who said I'd never get rich being an electrician. And double dipping too!


I thunk electrical tape was the next best thing to duct tape, I'd be afraid the prop would rattle with the EMT straps at 36 mph and would probably have to be signed off by the local electrical inspector!:rolleyes::D

CantRepeat
07-02-2009, 08:58 AM
Wow what a response!!! Ok Eric if you can over night it for the same im calling first thing!! I just wanted to get the kids out for the 4Th weekend and didnthavetime to wait. once again thanks all who responded. I'm shuer I'll have more questions in the future

JJ


Getting the kids out for the 4th! Makes you a pretty great dad and Eric a 1st class guy!

Have a great weekend!

honez
07-02-2009, 03:31 PM
Well new prop will be here on the 3rd the price is less than the local shop, including the prop puller, and i dont have to drag the boat through 80 miles of dallas traffic. The team at OJ was great!!!:D First class service. Thanks again everyone shoulda asked here first!! Now I gotta get on the water and see what else yall can help me with.

JJ

EJ OJPROP
07-02-2009, 04:26 PM
Jerry, Have a safe weekend.

EJ