Bass boat: Prop Repair Vs. New prop, etc.

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Bass boat: Prop Repair Vs. New prop, etc.

Postby NorCalBassnPJ » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:49 pm

Hi guys,
I don't post very often at all on here but with that being said I have somewhat of a dilemma. Long story somewhat short, my younger brother skimmed my prop on my bass boat loading onto the trailer at the end of the day a few months back at my home lake Lake Shasta, and put a straight ~1.5" edge on each of my props 3 blades. Nothing wrong with the driveshaft of the outboard (Thank God!) just left me with a little bit of damage to the prop. Before you ask, I have operated the boat since then with no other noticeable harm besides a little more vibration with the outboard. Will have the boat serviced before fall arrives. For now though, I have a question on whether or not I should have the prop repaired, or whether I would be better off buying a new prop altogether. Boat is a 17'5" '99 Stratos Vindicator 273 with a 115hp Johnson-evinrude 2-stroke on the back. Does anyone have any recommendations on getting the prop repaired; or buying a new one? I go in to Phil's Propellers like 5+ times a month on average probably. And I know they can help me with this. Just wanted to see who else has any experience with similar motors and props and how to get more performance (mostly top-end speed) out of the boat with the right prop and setup for the prop. Thanks in advance for any and all help!

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Re: Bass boat: Prop Repair Vs. New prop, etc.

Postby Rod Martin » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:51 pm

Phils prop repair is in Redding I belive, Go by have them look at it. That extra vibration you feel could knock out your seals then you lose a lower unit

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