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Toastred my prop today...GRRRRRRR!

Harveys Lake this afternoon, at least 100 yards from shore, BAM! I hit what I presume was a boulder head on. Stalled the boat. Two blades of a gorgeous SS prop bent. I went past that same spot last Sunday in the same boat with no problem, guess the water level dropped. See my add in WTB, I am looking for a good Mercruiser prop before I shell out $300 for a new one. GRRRRRRR!

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You should be able to get that prop reconditioned.



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Just got mine reconditioned..40 bucks. Looked brand new, didn't even recognize it when I got it back.
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wow. Your lucky you didn't shear the lower unit off.

If I'm not mistaken, I heard that Caddie Labar's on the way to Harvey's Lake repairs props.
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Thanks for the info. I knew you get get nicks fixed, etc but I didn't realize they could recon one that was bent pretty good. I would still like to pick up another one to have on hand. Anyway, if you are on that lake, on the cove where the boat club is, there is a prop eating rock about 100 yards off shore on the left side. My boat is drafting 36", then the outdrive down, so the goonie must be about four feet under the surface. A small boat would be fine, but a larger one not so. I watched a guy later with a large Scarab come through there, but he stayed in the middle, he obviously knows the lake better than I do.

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have you checked your propshaft?
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Thanks for the info. I knew you get get nicks fixed, etc but I didn't realize they could recon one that was bent pretty good. I would still like to pick up another one to have on hand. Anyway, if you are on that lake, on the cove where the boat club is, there is a prop eating rock about 100 yards off shore on the left side. My boat is drafting 36", then the outdrive down, so the goonie must be about four feet under the surface. A small boat would be fine, but a larger one not so. I watched a guy later with a large Scarab come through there, but he stayed in the middle, he obviously knows the lake better than I do.

Oh I'm sure there is a limit on how bad a prop has to be bent before they say it's unrepairable.

And like what was mentioned check out your lower unit really well, bent shaft, oil leaking through the seals.
Hope there isn't any more damage done.
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Boat went to Robbins Marine in Milton this morning. I don't see any leaks, but they are going to go over it good.

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Boat went to Robbins Marine in Milton this morning. I don't see any leaks, but they are going to go over it good.
I would have taken it somewhere else. They used to have a good service department, but they got rid of the guys that knew what they were doing so they could hire cheap help.

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Its a no win for the customer around here if you ask me. Halls in Muncy lost his topgun, he got called up with the National Guard, so any take in repair there is now 3 to 4 weeks minimum. Town Marine in Bloomsburg is a no option for me, the owner has a very aloof attitude I don't care for, I would not give him a nickel. They are also 3 weeks out. Robbins promised a 10 day/2 week turnaround, and the lady inside who runs the show is a sweetheart. Yes, they have some know-nothings out front, but I can look past that this time because my repair is pretty simple. They outsource the prop recon, and while its there they are going to go over my fuel system for ethanol issues. I always give a written document attatched to my work order stating exactly what I want done and nothing else. The instructions are clear to call me first if they find any other issues. In this case, I took it to the lesser of three evils!

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