View Full Version : Going rate for prop reconditioning

06-04-2014, 09:05 AM
Had my backup prop (OJ 13x13) reconditioned by a local shop last week.
It looks like they did a nice job.
The prob was not visibly damaged, but was out of balance when checked.
This ran $165. Seems high to me.
In the past I have used OJ, but I can't remember how much they charged. Went local this time to avoid shipping, the shop is only 20 min from my office.

I have to get my main prop (Acme CNC 3-blade) reconditioned, it is also only slightly damaged. Wanted to see what others are paying for repairs.

06-04-2014, 09:15 AM
that's in the ballpark... I want to say mine was $175 last year....

06-04-2014, 09:18 AM
i had my 4 blade oj repaired by oj for around $100.00 and then had it repaired again (damm ex girlfriend) locally and it was $75.00

06-04-2014, 09:52 AM
Last one I had done locally was $125

06-04-2014, 10:07 AM
Sounds like they are a little on the high side.

I would expect $150+ for repairs that require adding new material and repairing major damage, but my gut tells me that simple balancing and fixing a slightly bent leading edge should be around $100.

06-04-2014, 10:22 AM
Paid $75 and 85 locally the two repairs I've had done. Not 100% impressed with the work. If there is a next time it may go back to the manufacturer depending on time frame.

06-04-2014, 10:30 AM
I think I paid $90 for a minor repair by OJ a couple of months ago. I paid $150 locally for damage to all 4 blades a couple of years ago.

06-04-2014, 04:29 PM
Around $100

$175 seems pretty steep for just a little work.
I might GUESS the shop did not have experience / like to work on Nibral bronze. It is harder and more difficult than aluminum or standard bronze to work.

06-04-2014, 04:39 PM
My shop charges 140 for a little work and 160 for a lot. Depends on how much welding is required.

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06-04-2014, 04:46 PM
paid 200 last year after i whacked it on the trailer bunks.

06-04-2014, 06:12 PM
I got robbed...I paid 200.00 for just a few dings and a balance.Wouldnt have been too bad,but had two props done to the tune of 400+

06-04-2014, 08:30 PM
I think I paid $120 for welding on all 3 blades.
CrusinGA, who did you take it to? I used performance propeller in Buford/flowery branch.

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06-04-2014, 10:39 PM
paid 150.00 for mine this spring

06-04-2014, 11:23 PM
That is where I took it!
They were nice, but $165 seems steep for a no welding required repair.
I guess they liked you better than me!

*I don't know that no welding was required, but I doubt it. They didn't think there was anything wrong with it by looking at it until they put it on the balancer

06-04-2014, 11:33 PM
I did take it off season. I wonder if that had something to do with it. I know his family owns the other prop shop up that way and they are ludicrous in pricing. They are very proud of their machinery.
Pure performance also offered to loan out some OJ and ACME props to try when I am ready for an upgrade. If i can ever ge my motor rebuilt I will have to take him up on that offer.

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06-05-2014, 01:06 AM
i am waiting for mine back and its costing me 165. it was preety bad a litle peice missing and all the tips twisted a bit. better then a new prop

06-05-2014, 07:10 AM
I was quoted $250 to repair my spare that was in the boat when I bought it. Reading some of these prices, I may be better off sending it out of state. even with shipping both ways I may be cheaper still since I have to ship mine to Denver anyway.:( I am guessing that everyone is happy with the repairs and service they received?

06-05-2014, 08:42 AM
We had a local guy that worked out of a shack - Pitts Propeller, he was $25/blade plus $25 to re-balance. The guy did great work, typically props came back better than new! Unfortunately he passed away, so locally we are now stuck with Delta Propeller, they are like $200 for the same work:( It is an art for sure.

I did not need a repair last year, I carry a BU too, hopefully another none need again this year, but we run in a river that can have some hidden logs, not a matter of if, but when:rolleyes:

Anyone in the Cincy area with other options other than Delta, shout out!

busted knuckle
06-09-2014, 05:52 PM
propmd - one of the best shops to deal with
they have a slick ship program
and they're work is top notch


88 PS190
06-09-2014, 06:22 PM
iirc free if you buy a new prop.