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Old 03-29-2017, 08:39 PM   #1
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So. The battleship needs a prop.

I'm torn between spending the money on stainless, buying a new aluminum or getting the one I have now repaired.

Also, if going stainless I'm thinking of going to a 4 blade from 3 and dropping 1-2" of pitch. I'd like the boat to get out of the hole a bit better and a lower planing speed. Both those would be useful on the big lake.

I think fox 14 marina does prop repair by panda's place. there's also fox lake propeller right down the street from the harbor off of rt 12
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If you have an aluminum prop it's not worth repairing, new aluminum is like 100-125 repair is 75-100
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If you have an aluminum prop it's not worth repairing, new aluminum is like 100-125 repair is 75-100


go price a bravo 2 prop. $300+

$500-600 for stainless.
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this is the prop on the boat now. $379

NEW Mercruiser Bravo 2 two II Propeller 17 3/4 X 21 Prop Right Hand RH QA1946R | eBay
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Yeah forgot bravo II
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I could probably get you a deal on a new one
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yes? Im enticed

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Airmarine Inc. | Propeller Sales | Chicago, IL

Have taken several props there for my bassboat never had a problem with them repairing them. Been awhile since i have been there so not sure what their prices are anymore.
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Pick the prop you want and let me know I'll see what kind of price I can get, my guy buys them mostly from air marine but is a dealer and cuts me a deal normally slightly over cost
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Pick the prop you want and let me know I'll see what kind of price I can get, my guy buys them mostly from air marine but is a dealer and cuts me a deal normally slightly over cost
I'd prefer the 3 blade OEM stainless prop I posted
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I'd prefer the 3 blade OEM stainless prop I posted
When I click the link it's showing me a list of props, Shoot me the part number
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When I click the link it's showing me a list of props, Shoot me the part number
merc part number is 48-18616A6 for the stainless
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I have sent a few aluminum props my dad fucked up on his toon over to the guys at Fox 14. They repair them for $60 and they look new. I found out they actually send them out to M&G propeller in Gilberts. Not sure how much 14 is making on them but $60 seems reasonable and it beats driving to Gilberts to possibly save a few bucks.

I have 4 blades on both the toon and PQ. After running both I like the 4-blades more. I feel they give better low and mid range but take a few mph off the top. I don't care, both those boats are slow. I am about that gas mileage.

I know you got me using BBlades for props. Id contact them and see what they suggest. I mean you probably will never fuck up the prop again being on lake Michigan so I would go stainless.
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What 4 blade are you running on the pq?
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Rev4 17 pitch
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I took the prop off the boat yesterday. Decided I'm going to have it repaired for now to save money. I can trim it up enough to swap it in the water if I decide to shell out some money for a new one during the season. Dropping it off at airmarine in the city on my way home. All the places up by the boat have crap hours I can't make and are closed on sundays.
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jk! They quoted me over $200 after seeing the prop in person. No thanks. That money would be better spent going toward a new one.
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Lets see the broken prop?
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I'll grab a picture when I get a chance
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I can shoot a pic to the mechanic at 14 and see what he things about a repair price.
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