View Full Version : Using slightly damaged prop - is it okay?

07-03-2010, 10:17 AM
We managed to slightly bend one of the blades of our new prop yesterday. There is a slight vibration when turning. We will send it back to OJ to be repaired next week but in the meantime will there be any damage caused by using it this way for the weekend?

07-03-2010, 10:43 AM
I am no prop expert but the vibration does not do good things to the seals surrounding the shaft. If it is slight and only in the turns I would say you will be fine but get it fixed after the holiday for sure. Good luck and enjoy the 4th Holiday.

07-03-2010, 11:44 AM
It'll be fine.

Have a fun weekend.


07-03-2010, 12:07 PM
Thank you for the reassurance. Have a great weekend everyone.

07-03-2010, 12:10 PM
run it, but get it fixed asap. but it won't hurt it for the meantime. good luck and stay away from rocks. j/k

07-05-2010, 06:54 PM
Let her roll.... It will be fine for awhile. Just check the shaft when you pull it out of the water. Make sure the shaft and seals are good until you get it fixed.