Water in R blade

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Water in R blade

Post by Ugmo#1 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:24 pm

Water in R blades what can I do it's Vibrating motor bad :banghead:

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Re: Water in R blade

Post by billybob » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:30 pm

Take it out of the hub and send it to Sensenich and have it repaired correctly.
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Re: Water in R blade

Post by mike99705 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:39 pm

How the hell does water get in the blade unless you knocked a hole in it?
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Re: Water in R blade

Post by undicided » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:59 pm

My buddy had the same problem with his R series that was less than 6 months old. After a phone call he was told not to leave the prop vertical when the boat is sitting. I didnt see where that caused it

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Re: Water in R blade

Post by billybob » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:35 pm

It could be several different problems. I had the problem with my h blades. The harmonics caused a crack in the plug and the blade at the bottom would get water in it while not running. V
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Re: Water in R blade

Post by Duece » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:10 am

I had TONS of issues with this. Sensnich finally fixed it by sending me new blades, but it sucks big time. My hub would completely fill with water it out in a rain storm. They sent me new hub and blades and made things right (which is what they do, they are VERY VERY good folks there at Sensnich). They also recommend that you silicone the hub too.

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Re: Water in R blade

Post by BluByU2 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:43 pm

I just had that problem with my NGH (one blade), and I called Sensenich. I was told to stand the blade vertically (hub down) in the hot sun which will increase pressure within the blade, and force the water out from where it entered. Another suggestion was to drill a small hole in the data plate (avoiding the data), and stand up as described above for a couple of days. I did this, but I still had to shake the remaining water out of the blade. Once all the water was eliminated, place a small dab of clear silicone in the hole, and the hub can reassembled on the boat. When you have the correct pitch, you can seal the hub, and around the blades with clear silicone to prevent water from entering again. It worked for me.

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Re: Water in R blade

Post by harley » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:26 pm

BluByU2 wrote:I just had that problem with my NGH (one blade), and I called Sensenich. I was told to stand the blade vertically (hub down) in the hot sun which will increase pressure within the blade, and force the water out from where it entered. Another suggestion was to drill a small hole in the data plate (avoiding the data), and stand up as described above for a couple of days. I did this, but I still had to shake the remaining water out of the blade. Once all the water was eliminated, place a small dab of clear silicone in the hole, and the hub can reassembled on the boat. When you have the correct pitch, you can seal the hub, and around the blades with clear silicone to prevent water from entering again. It worked for me.
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Re: Water in R blade

Post by ptr34 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:12 pm

It only takes a tiny pen hole and water to sit in the plug with all the rain we have been getting to get water in it. We have made a new plug that we are using now to help improve this issue.
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Re: Water in R blade

Post by keebo » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:59 pm

Or ya could get a whirlwind :D :D :D Sorry had to say it :blackeye: LOL

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Re: Water in R blade

Post by Ugmo#1 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:39 pm

I got it fixed I set it in the sun upside down blowed all the water out of it appreciate all the help Then I put silicone around the hubs in the blades

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Re: Water in R blade

Post by bman » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:28 pm

You can always cut the blade tip off 8) This way when you start the motor up all the water will sling out the end of the prop :wink:












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Re: Water in R blade

Post by B-White » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:38 pm

[quote="keebo"]Or ya could get a whirlwind :D :D :D Sorry had to say it :blackeye: LOL

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