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packman312
06-08-2013, 11:44 PM
Ran into crazy change in water depth. Luckily was barely moving but did catch and grind prop a bit. How bad is this. Dont notice and performance issues. What do I need to be aware of?

Thanks in advance....packman

FrankSchwab
06-08-2013, 11:54 PM
Pic?

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packman312
06-09-2013, 12:33 AM
here is the pic

wheelerd
06-09-2013, 12:40 AM
That's gonna need fixing at a prop shop I'm afraid. The missing chunk and the bent blades will cause the prop to be off balance and prolonged running will damage the cutlass bushings and cause vibrations up the prop shaft.

FrankSchwab
06-09-2013, 02:34 AM
Gotta agree. That one needs some professional help.

fstaslp
06-09-2013, 02:52 AM
mine looks much less damaged than that and it causes a vibration. needs to be fixed.

Quinten
06-09-2013, 04:10 AM
maybe you need to check the strut and drive shaft to for inbalance, because that's a big peace missing in the prop.

packman312
06-09-2013, 05:39 AM
Ok guys- thanks. Am I better w/ new prop or do they rebuild? Any thing I shoukd consider on new prop. Thanks!

Quinten
06-09-2013, 06:47 AM
Here are 2 more threads for prop damage and in the second there is a tool to messarue (post 28) inbalance ;)
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=54871
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=54382&highlight=shaft+guage&page=3

Jerseydave
06-09-2013, 08:14 AM
Contact Eric @ OJ props. I just got mine back a few weeks ago, looks brand new again.

Reasonable price and fast turn around too.

gotjag941
06-09-2013, 08:19 AM
Find a local prop shop should cost no more the 175 dollars and a 2-3 day turn around time

JohnnyB
06-09-2013, 09:11 AM
here is the pic

Packman

Where is north prairie WI per your profile?

Depending on where you are in WI I can suggest a shop....

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JohnnyB
06-09-2013, 09:15 AM
Or contact your local show ski team as with low water levels in past years, i bet they have a source :cool:

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JohnnyB
06-09-2013, 09:15 AM
Btw what kind of hunts do you guide

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starman205
06-09-2013, 09:21 AM
Contact OJ props, usually cheaper than a local shop. They repair all brands and re-balance the prop. Eric is a long time TT member, he may be along shortly. They have great service and fast turn around.

packman312
06-09-2013, 09:28 AM
West 30 miles of milw

gotjag941
06-09-2013, 10:09 AM
Contact OJ props, usually cheaper than a local shop. They repair all brands and re-balance the prop. Eric is a long time TT member, he may be along shortly. They have great service and fast turn around.

Any reputable prop shop will have a prop scan machine which is what is used to re-balance the prop

BrianM
06-09-2013, 10:49 AM
I'm betting that prop is a wall hanger.

mikeg205
06-09-2013, 11:06 AM
Ran into crazy change in water depth. Luckily was barely moving but did catch and grind prop a bit. How bad is this. Dont notice and performance issues. What do I need to be aware of?

Thanks in advance....packman

Is this a trick question? sorry for the sarcasm... but this prop needs serious work... that's a major junk out of the on blade and other blade looks twisted... You may want to check trueness of shaft and strut.

coz
06-09-2013, 11:19 AM
Luckily was barely moving but did catch and grind prop a bit. How bad is this. Dont notice and performance issues.
Thanks in advance....packman

Didn't notice any performance issues?? That's more than a bump and grind, she's tweeked!

Nordicron
06-09-2013, 11:19 AM
I'm betting that prop is a wall hanger.

No way is that a wall hanger! Easily fixed but will cost about $200. If west of Milwaukee no one better than Props Ahoy in union grove, wi. He ain't cheap but is a ACME expert has all the blocks needed to get it back to factory specs.

packman312
06-09-2013, 11:31 AM
Didnt notice any vibration at 35 on way in. You guys think its likely i have shaft/strut issues too hugh?

JimN
06-09-2013, 11:36 AM
Didnt notice any vibration at 35 on way in. You guys think its likely i have shaft/strut issues too hugh?

It should be checked. This is one of the things that's insurable and they don't usually stick you too badly afterward.

Where did this happen, Beulah, Browns Lake, Lauderdale?

Nordicron
06-09-2013, 11:40 AM
Didnt notice any vibration at 35 on way in. You guys think its likely i have shaft/strut issues too hugh?

I very seriously doubt you have shaft damage but pretty easy to have checked by a dealer. Order a new one and have that one fixed and keep one or the other as a spare and ask dealer to check the next time you have in for service. Take a pic if for some odd reason you need a insurance claim. But I wouldn't lose water time over it right now.

packman312
06-09-2013, 11:44 AM
Pine lake - was 100 yds north of that island and water dropped off drastically. Luckily we were just nudging around fishing. Its a very deep lake but not there......surprised they dont have sign

wheelerd
06-09-2013, 11:52 AM
Ok guys- thanks. Am I better w/ new prop or do they rebuild? Any thing I shoukd consider on new prop. Thanks!

Pretty much any prop damage can be repaired, so no, you don't have to buy a new prop. But you'll find that most guys carry a spare . . . so you may want to consider picking up another one just to keep in the boat. Otherwise, while your current prop is being repaired your boat will be sitting in the driveway.:( (Doesn't have to be exactly the same pitch -- just something close. Lots of used ones for sale here and elsewhere if you keep your eyes open.)

rodltg2
06-09-2013, 01:59 PM
You're lucky you didn't get the frank below the beans

TxsRiverRat
06-10-2013, 10:25 AM
Man, that prop should be vibrating harder than the bed at the local no-tell motel full of quarters!

$125 and 3 days is the going rate here in DFW.

Jerseydave
06-10-2013, 12:29 PM
Find a local prop shop should cost no more the 175 dollars and a 2-3 day turn around time

Eric @ OJ is usually less than this. Like I said, fast turn-around time too.
Hopefully you have a spare prop so you don't lose any water time.

trickskier
06-10-2013, 08:51 PM
Contact Eric @ OJ props. I just got mine back a few weeks ago, looks brand new again.

Reasonable price and fast turn around too.

Eric @ OJ is usually less than this. Like I said, fast turn-around time too.
Hopefully you have a spare prop so you don't lose any water time.

That looks like an ACME propellor not an OJ.