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Old 08-09-2004, 12:57 PM
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Bent shaft, strut, rudder, prop

We pulled a 2004 X star off the lake the other day. They were dead in the water and said they had found the shallow part of the lake ( that's granite in that lake) and the prop was damaged. The driver had a big bruise on his head from smacking the windscreen frame with the sudden stop when they drove ashore.I felt bad for the guy but geez I looked inside the boat and the floor was covered with empty beer cans.
Once we got it on his trailer I had a quick look at the running gear. I didn't see any obvious damage to the hull but the shaft and strut were bent about 6 to 8 inches off centre and the rudder was mangled and bent towards the stern. The prop! It looks like it was a 4 blade nibral but all that was left was the hub and about a 1/4 of one blade. He told me his spare prop looked just like that too!!!
I have heard through the grapevine he has been quoted 12K to repair! Is it possible to cost that much?

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Old 08-09-2004, 01:01 PM
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OUCH!!!
Reason #126 why alcohol is not allowed on my boat.
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Old 08-09-2004, 01:08 PM
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If he was drunk at the time, I wouldn't help him get the boat to his trailer. I would make a quick call to the local police. I don't care what people said, guys like that should not aloud on the water or the road PERIOD !!!!

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Old 08-09-2004, 01:11 PM
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12K?? Thats more than I spent on my boat OUCH

I agree with Bcampbe. No Alcohol on the boat

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Old 08-09-2004, 01:15 PM
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As a person who soberly bent up a prop and shaft (but somehow not the strut), and did a little glass damage in the process, I'll wager that $12K is a little steep for a repair. I squeeked in at just a little under $1K parts and labor.

That said, I didn't have to buy a new prop, just refurbed it.
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Old 08-09-2004, 01:18 PM
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Boatless - I TOTALLY agree!


In MD - if you get busted for DWI in your boat - it goes against your auto-driver's license.

Of course, the problem is that there are about 4 DNR Police people to cover about 180 linear miles of river. Do the math... we don't get to see on very often.
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Old 08-09-2004, 05:04 PM
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We have the same DWI rules here and the same problems with lack of enforcement.

Good thing is that boat won't be around for a while He actually thought he would have it fixed the next day and head out for vacation.
We all looked at each other and thought "what an idiot" how did he get a boat like that??
Hopefully he learned a lesson, but I doubt it
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Old 08-09-2004, 06:45 PM
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Fools and money are easily connected. Anyone can buy a boat with more hp than their car, take it to a lake and go.

A month ago at Damn Site marina, there was a guy who literally launched his boat with his "drive on trailer", came back in because it wouldn't get up to speed.

Prop - $389, shaft/seal $389, strut $89, rudder, $580+, rudder bearing/housing/any fiberglass repair...align the engine...I could see it costing him $1400-2000.
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Old 08-09-2004, 06:51 PM
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Bret, he did what?
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Old 08-09-2004, 06:58 PM
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He launched his new Larson, WITH his drive on trailer. The front strap and both back straps were still attached. The guys at the Marina wanted to call him all sorts of things but his wife and kids were with him. But...in all fairness to the guy, you would think that a sales staff, with a first time buyer - no forget that, those guys are all about sales at that dealership, anyway, they should have taken the guy to the lake. The lake is pretty high right now so he probably had to back part of his car or truck down but still, that took some "ump" to get that tongue off with a loaded boat.
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