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Old 07-04-2013, 08:16 PM
gocanada gocanada is offline
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First prop repair

Just got prop back from the shop..and a couple things don't seem right. Maybe just being too picky. The edge thickness varies, and doesn't seem to be as 'fluid' as it was before repair (not sure what other way to describe it)--when you run your finger along the edge, it seems to run up/down. Is this normal?

Finish also has a sandblasted appearance all over.

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Old 07-04-2013, 08:21 PM
88 PS190 88 PS190 is offline
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My one real recommendation in re: prop repair - if it is made by acme send to acme, if made by OJ send to OJ.

If made by 3rd party - do whatever and order a good high quality new prop.

Unknown how this relates to the frozen white north.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:33 PM
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Send to OJ, it will be right when you get back and they repair the same day it arrives. I just sent mine in two weeks ago and I'm 100% satisfied!
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:42 AM
FrankSchwab FrankSchwab is offline
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You likely have as good a job as your prop shop is capable of; taking it back probably won't get you a better job. Put it on the boat, and go skiing. If you notice more vibration or other issues, then I'd consider a new prop in the offseason unless it's real bad.

People do seem to have a much better experience sending their props back to the manufacturer for repair.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:20 AM
skiboyny skiboyny is offline
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mine came back that way. First try vibrated badly lost a bunch of rpms back it went. Second try it was much better still had the look you were describing, still vibrated a bit, still down rpms. Bought a cnc works great! rebuilt is a back up now that I hope to never put back on my boat!
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:05 AM
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I hit something today. Bent a couple edges over. Not real bad. How do I know if I need to have it repaired? I can't tell if there are any lost RPM's or if there is vibration.
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