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87PS190
09-05-2010, 08:10 PM
Does anyone know if I can take this to my buddy's machine shop and just press the bearing back in or would it have to come out and be replaced?:mad:

JLeuck64
09-05-2010, 09:42 PM
Whoa... I had no idea that props could be made that way! I always figured they where cast as one piece. What brand do ya got there?

waterlogged882
09-05-2010, 10:20 PM
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oldairboater
09-05-2010, 11:18 PM
How is that a bearing?

87PS190
09-06-2010, 10:08 AM
Ok so it's really a bushing... The cause was a power turn and the awesome torque of the 351 and powerslot. The prop is a Mach Master.

JLeuck64
09-06-2010, 05:54 PM
If I were in your place I would consider upgrading to an OJ or Acme prop. Try fixing the Mach Monster and keep it for a spare...

Laurel_Lake_Skier
09-06-2010, 08:02 PM
If I were in your place I would consider upgrading to an OJ or Acme prop. Try fixing the Mach Monster and keep it for a spare...

An excellent suggestion......even after fixing the prop, I'd worry about the hub slipping again. It would make a great spare and you'd be happy with the improvements you'll see with a new CNC prop.

87PS190
09-06-2010, 10:11 PM
Yep... I think a new one is in order. Maybe try a 4 blade. Haven't done that yet.

FrankSchwab
09-07-2010, 02:26 AM
Talk to Eric at oj props before you make a decision.

My friend bought a 4-blade for his boat a few years ago, and really wasn't happy with it - it didn't improve performance noticeably. So, talk to the expert and see what he recommends based on how you use your boat. He may even have a suggestion for how to fix what you've got - EJ OJPROP (http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/member.php?u=1537).

87PS190
09-07-2010, 07:35 PM
Thanks Frank. I'll use your advice also.
Have a great day.

ahhudgins
09-07-2010, 10:06 PM
Yep... I think a new one is in order. Maybe try a 4 blade. Haven't done that yet.

I used to have an 87 Powerslot that looked indentical to yours (Man I miss that boat). My MC dealer let me try an OJ 4 blade before I bought one and it only took a few minutes to make my decision. My 3 blade did fine, but the 4 blade was a LOT smoother and quicker out of the hole and the speed was a lot easier to hold at any speed. My powerslot was tuff, but it was a little noisey (IMO) and it got worse when I made a tight turn. Most of the noise went away with the 4 blade.

Traded the Prostar in on a Maristar 200 and the first thing I did was put an OJ XMP 4 blade on it. I believe OJ will let you try before you buy? Ask them.

Willski
09-07-2010, 10:15 PM
Not sure what that prop is, but I have one for sale in the marketplace for an 84 powerslot:D

87PS190
09-08-2010, 09:07 AM
oldairboater....check this out http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4626112.html