View Full Version : Prop and the seal

07-17-2011, 08:03 PM
Can I get some info on this prop? I need to know if it is a decent prop for wakeboarding and tubing as well as putzing around the lake. I know i need to get it redone come this winter but i can't afford it right now, and i don't have a spare. Also, what bushing/seal is this and should this be replaced soon, and if so how hard will it be?

07-17-2011, 08:05 PM
and some more

07-17-2011, 08:57 PM
here is a 14x20 I wonder if he'll ship it http://houston.craigslist.org/boa/2442551173.html

07-17-2011, 09:13 PM
doubt it, wish i would have seen this when i was still living in san antonio.

07-17-2011, 09:25 PM
I don't know if your prop is any good for wakeboarding but if you want me to call him and get info and best price, then I could ship it to you.

07-17-2011, 09:29 PM
I sent him an e-mail, give it a day and if he responds or not then if you could it would definatly help.

07-17-2011, 09:30 PM
sure thing...

07-17-2011, 09:58 PM
Prop-I would not use it in that condition. Some of the blade material looks like it may come apart, who knows where it will go. Also that prop is no doubt out of balance, not good for the strut bushing and/or transmission either.

Strut bushing-needs replacing soon if not right away

Prop shaft-someone has been beating that like a redheaded stepchild. The keyway is not in the best shape, and the threads need to be chased with a die.

Your boat would perform better with an OJ 13.7 X 17 for all-around use.

07-18-2011, 09:00 AM
Hate to ask, but do you know where i can get one for next to nothing?

07-18-2011, 10:42 AM
Try searching ski it again.com. Usually a good selection of used props for sale.
Strut bushing/bearing is trashed. Probably contributing to alot of vibration in the driveline.
Personally I wouldn't use that prop in that condition.
Think your cheapest option may be having that one repaired, about $100??

07-18-2011, 10:53 AM
Rebuild the prop $125 and replace those strut bushings. If you don't do the strut its going to groove the driveshaft and cause more headaches!

07-18-2011, 11:19 PM
Any update...

07-18-2011, 11:45 PM
no update, is there anyway you can take a lok at it and let me know the condition and what price he wants out the door, then what you would need to send it to me?

I would thank you a bunch!!

07-18-2011, 11:48 PM
I'll call him tomorrow, the only thing I would need is shipping, possibly.usps flat rate box.

07-19-2011, 01:02 PM
Called the guy with prop 150 is firm, pm me with your number and I'll give you specifics, James

07-20-2011, 12:21 AM
Do you think the prop is worth 150 and what would it do in comparison to my 13.7x19.5 that I had on there? Any help out there? I might have to buy this one if I can't get mine re-worked.

07-20-2011, 12:29 AM
I don't know, performance wise going from a 13.7 x 19.5 to a 14x20, maybe call eric at oj prop for his advise... Toll-Free: 800-359-9730

07-20-2011, 07:44 AM
Yeah, if I get a minute I want to call him, and ask him if my prop can be refinished and ask him about that one.

07-21-2011, 06:16 AM
Good news, I dropped off my prop and the guy at Sante Marine said he would be able to take care of it with no problem. He also charged me a decent price with the 15% off with the coupon I found. Apparently all of the places in northern Ohio and western PA use this place. It will be back in a couple days just in time for the camping trip in august.

07-21-2011, 09:06 AM
Good to hear.

07-21-2011, 11:18 AM
you might want to check out Sante Marine in Cleveland. They specialize in properller work and do a great job of repairing props. They also have many used props in their shop. Our family has used them for years.


07-21-2011, 11:58 AM

Thats where i dropped it off at, they gave me a good deal, but what they had on thier shelf was some older 3 blades. i am still looking for a better prop so i can have a spare.

04-09-2012, 01:48 PM
Can I replace the cutlass bearings without removing the shaft?

04-09-2012, 02:27 PM
Can I replace the cutlass bearings without removing the shaft?

No, not really.

Trying to the upper bearing in with the shaft still in the strut would be a big PIA if you ask me and you likely damage it.

04-09-2012, 05:45 PM
since I will be taking it out is there anything else I should do? and what are the best bearings to buy for the value?

04-09-2012, 06:01 PM
I got replacement bearings from Skidim.




You'll need to check the ID and OD on your shaft and strut.

If you were closer I'd let you borrow my puller.

04-09-2012, 06:56 PM
Since I am taking out the shaft should I look at the nut where the flux packing is? should I repack that as well?

04-09-2012, 07:01 PM
Since I am taking out the shaft should I look at the nut where the flux packing is? should I repack that as well?

Wont hurt to change it out and for say less then $20 bucks it's a do when you the shaft out for sure.

04-10-2012, 08:00 PM

Ordered rope packing and XPC Bearings from Rich at skidim. Good guy, really new his stuff. Told me exactly what I needed and din't try to sell me stuff I didn't need. He even told me how it all comes apart.

Big props go out to Rich at skidim!!!!

04-10-2012, 08:27 PM
I changed out the 4 bolts and nuts on the coupler too.