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Old 04-06-2012, 07:03 PM
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Damaged OJ 475 (14.25x14.5) prop

Took the boat out today and my friend driving got a little too close to the shore. He hit an under water stump going about 5 mph. Motor killed, started right back up. However, the boat had a very bad vibration over 5-6 MPH. I had to limp back to the launch. Pulled boat out and it wasn't a surprised to see two blades bent. I will attach pictures shortly. Two questions-

Is there a chance the prop shaft could be bent?

Any idea cost to repair through OJ? I sent Eric a PM.

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Old 04-06-2012, 07:16 PM
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Shaft or strut could be bent. I'd get the prop fixed and see if any vibrations remain before you worry about that though. Repair should be about $150 for the prop. There's also a prop repair shop in Abbeville that my two nautique acquaintances swear by:
Toups Propeller Service
1413 South State Street, Abbeville, LA 70510
(337) 893-5785

They usually drop their prop off and then have him UPS it back to them which comes next day with ground shipping. I've only needed a repair once after backing into a stump in the Tchefuncte and I shipped it to OJ. I think it took like 10-12 days to get it back since they were busy at the time. Next time I will probably give the Toups dude a shot. They say they usually get the prop back 2-3 days after they drop it off.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:32 PM
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Thanks. This was on the Tchefuncte River as well. I plan to put the factory prop back on in the morning and give it a run to see if vibration still present. Thanks for the info on Toups. Since I'm not in a huge rush, I will send to OJ.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:47 PM
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FWIW I can't remember the name of the prop shop in Covington but I've heard from 3 sources that he can't balance inboard props correctly. My dad uses him at least once every couple of seasons for his SS outboard prop and has had good experiences though.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:02 PM
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If it's an OJ prop I'd send it back to Eric. I'm sure he'd get it fix and back to you within the week.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:10 PM
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Took the boat out today with factory prop. Boat ran fine. Appears prop shaft is OK. Will be waiting to hear back from Eric @ OJ Props on Monday. Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:08 AM
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Send it to Eric. I got mine back in less than 3 days
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