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jdeml
07-06-2011, 09:07 PM
Well I broke a whole blade off the prop on the 3rd (didnt even make it to the 4th!). Anyone on here have one for sale or a spare that would like to get rid of? Looking to make a purchase ASAP. just thought Id throw it out here first. Something in the range of 14.5 x 14.25 would be excellent. Its for a 2004 Xstar with MCX, Splined. Thanks

Just Havin Fun
07-06-2011, 09:16 PM
I could sell you mine......but I wouldn't. Boat is at the shop now with a new order on prop, strut, and shaft. Damn low water exposed an area I was used to crossing. Lucky for me I was already going really slow. I ran aground on a rocky sand bar, but no one was hurt cept my pride and insurance claim :eek: We were fortunate to get most of the weekend play in first.

east tx skier
07-06-2011, 09:23 PM
Feel you all's pain. My prop is on its way to Acme for a refurb and I have a tracking fin on the way. On the upside, my shaft run-out was fine and my dealer banged my only slightly bent fin (the middle one) back into alignment. I bought them lunch and everyone was happy.

I can now officially weigh in on the screws versus thru-bolting debate on running gear. Screws work just fine. If it were worse, I might have ended up with six little holes in the boat. But that's better than one big one IMO.

Fortunately, boat was just "in gear." My wife was driving. I was at the house. High centered on the front fin on something rigid. Backed off and whacked one blade and curled the tip of the other. No gel damage. I was cool and understanding having done that to someone's boat before. My kitchen pass wont expire for some time now. Total bill is $300 even. Could've been worse.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Tb5lddIN1hE/ThOqHEztucI/AAAAAAAAEDM/kSceaWtqcSw/s1024/PICT0166.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DzaUeaZs65U/ThOqZ4n97kI/AAAAAAAAEDQ/cKSah-fEvak/s1024/PICT0163.JPG

Covi
07-06-2011, 09:36 PM
ETS - What does one use to bang a fin back to normal? Rubber mallet? I ask because my first fin has the very slightest of curve to it.

Feel you all's pain. My prop is on its way to Acme for a refurb and I have a tracking fin on the way. On the upside, my shaft run-out was fine and my dealer banged my only slightly bent fin (the middle one) back into alignment. I bought them lunch and everyone was happy.

I can now officially weigh in on the screws versus thru-bolting debate on running gear. Screws work just fine. If it were worse, I might have ended up with six little holes in the boat. But that's better than one big one IMO.

Fortunately, boat was just "in gear." My wife was driving. I was at the house. High centered on the front fin on something rigid. Backed off and whacked one blade and curled the tip of the other. No gel damage. I was cool and understanding having done that to someone's boat before. My kitchen pass wont expire for some time now. Total bill is $300 even. Could've been worse.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Tb5lddIN1hE/ThOqHEztucI/AAAAAAAAEDM/kSceaWtqcSw/s1024/PICT0166.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DzaUeaZs65U/ThOqZ4n97kI/AAAAAAAAEDQ/cKSah-fEvak/s1024/PICT0163.JPG

east tx skier
07-06-2011, 10:44 PM
ETS - What does one use to bang a fin back to normal? Rubber mallet? I ask because my first fin has the very slightest of curve to it.

This was done by a guy who has been around and servicing Correct Crafts all of his adult life. When I tell you what he did, you will understand why I say proceed with caution. I trust this person like no other with the care of my boat when projects are above my pay grade.

That said, his "straightening tool" is a 6' 4x4 square post with two cut outs with handles in them. He used it like a medieval battering ram on my fin. It took about 5.5 good hits to straighten things out so close you could never tell it was bent. The fin was still on the boat the whole time during this operation. Checked the screws when I got home and all were tight as ever.

I had tried the rubber mallet method withou success the night before. If you try this , be very careful. Otherwise, you might consider a machine shop, a blacksmith, or a prop repair shop.

Covi
07-07-2011, 06:24 AM
Thank you. In fact I have though long about using the 4 x 4 pressure treat post in my garage. I thought I might get more leverage on it. How funny. So afraid to try it. Ill keep you posted if I can work up the kahunas.

This was done by a guy who has been around and servicing Correct Crafts all of his adult life. When I tell you what he did, you will understand why I say proceed with caution. I trust this person like no other with the care of my boat when projects are above my pay grade.

That said, his "straightening tool" is a 6' 4x4 square post with two cut outs with handles in them. He used it like a medieval battering ram on my fin. It took about 5.5 good hits to straighten things out so close you could never tell it was bent. The fin was still on the boat the whole time during this operation. Checked the screws when I got home and all were tight as ever.

I had tried the rubber mallet method withou success the night before. If you try this , be very careful. Otherwise, you might consider a machine shop, a blacksmith, or a prop repair shop.

agarabaghi
07-07-2011, 07:44 AM
Well I broke a whole blade off the prop on the 3rd (didnt even make it to the 4th!). Anyone on here have one for sale or a spare that would like to get rid of? Looking to make a purchase ASAP. just thought Id throw it out here first. Something in the range of 14.5 x 14.25 would be excellent. Its for a 2004 Xstar with MCX, Splined. Thanks

I have a 13.7 x 15.5 i could sell you

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/6679/imagexkf.jpg

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9527/imagejgc.jpg

east tx skier
07-07-2011, 10:41 AM
Thank you. In fact I have though long about using the 4 x 4 pressure treat post in my garage. I thought I might get more leverage on it. How funny. So afraid to try it. Ill keep you posted if I can work up the kahunas.

Just remember the MC marketing line, "Our running gear is thru-bolted; the competition just screws their gear to the hull." Worst case scenario for me was a hand full of small holes. If you whack that thing too hard, it might pull the bottom of your boat off. :D

For the record, none of the screws were the least bit loose or striped either after the front fin was folded over or when the middle fin was given 5 whacks with the post. Seems like a sound enough fastening method to me.

Limpkin
07-07-2011, 09:04 PM
I believe I will have a 14.25 OJ available tomorrow. I will get exact for you in the morning.

jdeml
07-08-2011, 02:00 PM
I have a 13.7 x 15.5 i could sell you

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/6679/imagexkf.jpg

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9527/imagejgc.jpg

How much? I have a crowd this weekend and i really want a 14.5 x 14.25. But if the price is right Ill get that and use it as my backup. PM me asap as Im trying to have something overnighted. Thanks

TallRedRider
07-08-2011, 02:29 PM
Well I broke a whole blade off the prop on the 3rd (didnt even make it to the 4th!). Anyone on here have one for sale or a spare that would like to get rid of? Looking to make a purchase ASAP. just thought Id throw it out here first. Something in the range of 14.5 x 14.25 would be excellent. Its for a 2004 Xstar with MCX, Splined. Thanks

I think this might work well for you. It has 2 more inches of pitch, so need to make sure that the MCX can push it, probably can depending on your elevation and weight you carry.

It is mine and the price is negotiable.

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=16234323&cat=&lpid=1&search=mastercraft

Limpkin
07-08-2011, 02:57 PM
The extra prop i have is an OJ 14.25*14
Interested?

jdeml
07-08-2011, 04:03 PM
The extra prop i have is an OJ 14.25*14
Interested?

sent you a pm

jdeml
07-11-2011, 08:06 PM
still looking, pm me with price and info. Thanks

gatorguy
07-11-2011, 08:46 PM
Thank you. In fact I have though long about using the 4 x 4 pressure treat post in my garage. I thought I might get more leverage on it. How funny. So afraid to try it. Ill keep you posted if I can work up the kahunas.

You may want to have a friend hold a second post on the opposite side as a backer while you are applying the corrective blows. Just seems like it may save you a little heartache. My 2 cents.... Please post pictures regardless of the outcome.