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Post by jbtn » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:35 pm

Droped my prop today chip a piece off of the thin edge in the widest part the piece was about a half inch thick in the bigest part and about 3 inches long but it tapers how much will this efect the prop and dont say throw it away and buy a carbon fiber cant afford should I just sand it down then coat it with something thanks

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Re: chip prop

Post by keebo » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:01 pm

Put up a picture, you should probably send it off to have it repaired right if it is even anygood. Yea, I've seen plenty of bozos runnin a wood prop that should be a wall hanger and they worked for a while, but if your ever a first hand participant or by-stander to a prop blowing up you might reconsider what you run.

I know you said don't but........ :D

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Re: chip prop

Post by Whitebear » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:11 pm

Send it to the manufacturer and have it repaired. No you cant just sand it off and run it. Do NOT try to repair it yourself if you don't know how to an haven't done it before. There is nothing at all wrong with a properly repaired prop. Improper repairs are what had bread the whole plethora of wives tales about props exploding. They certainly will explode if not done properly.

Biggest damage to wood props is over torquing the bolts and not keeping them balanced and tracked. One small damaged area may be the only visible damage but there may be other damage that isn't obvious.

Send it to the manufacturer for evaluation and repair.
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Re: chip prop

Post by jbtn » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:41 pm

Nothing got into it while it was runing I droped trying to bolt it on by my self and the chip is in the center of the blade where it is the widest how do the prop company repair a place where the wood is gone

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Post by keebo » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:46 pm

The only thing you can do is either send it in or send a picture to the Mfg. to see if it can even be repaired. It may be junk now
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Re: chip prop

Post by jbtn » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:55 pm

Ok thanks I may just cull the whole project and guit I have been buliding this boat for about a year now seems like nothing every goes right just tired of throwing money down that ant got no bottom

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Post by dougeey » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:09 pm

I have had 3 props fly apart in the 30 something years I have owned a boat each time it cost me more to repair boat and cage they it would've cost to buy a new prop. I have seen 1 guy killed and another get his arm torn off and a lot of splinters sticking out of others. The call is your !!!!!

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Post by dougeey » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:19 pm

jbtn wrote:Ok thanks I may just cull the whole project and guit I have been buliding this boat for about a year now seems like nothing every goes right just tired of throwing money down that ant got no bottom
Don't get up set or mad it is just a boat step back and take a deep breath. They are worth the price you put in them . Props are cheap compared to the fun and memory's you will make. Don't give up so close to fun!!!!!

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Post by Bruce » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:27 pm

yep a good used carbon prop will save you money in the long run ive seen the damage wood does to a boat when it comes apart and its much cheaper to buy the carbon prop
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Re: chip prop

Post by jbtn » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:42 pm

Thanks for the info

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Re: chip prop

Post by Stewie » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:43 pm

X2 on seeing a woody splinter apart not worth your life or someone else's or the damage to your rig! :old_glory: :florida: :rebel:

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Post by Bruce » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:50 pm

jbtn wrote:Thanks for the info
cant rush perfection brother think of it like this ur 900-1500 away from having a safe ride
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Re: chip prop

Post by DDPWRD » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:47 pm

Bruce wrote:
jbtn wrote:Thanks for the info
cant rush perfection brother think of it like this ur 900-1500 away from having a safe ride
I second that. :thumbleft:
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Re: chip prop

Post by Waggs » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:55 pm

Wood props are perfectly safe if mounted, tracked, torqued, balanced and repaired properly. Don't let all these old wives tales scare you, yes these machines should be respected and yes, anything spinning 3,000 rpm is dangerous. Obviously carbon fiber is better than wood, if that's what you have spend the couple hundo to have it repaired, refinished and rebalanced, then run the dog mess out if it.

The ol bear is right, very rarely does a wood prop spontaneously explode without an external influence. I'd guess maybe 1% of exploded wood props happened without external influence. That meaning something hitting it be it beer bottle, water or what ever. Or someone trying to repair a prop that does not know what they are doing or doesn't care.

What I'm trying to say is wood props are plenty safe and tough. I hit a tree limb and pushed my cage into my prop while turning right around 3k easing through the woods and the only thing that happened was it tore up my cage and barely peeled back the leading edges of the prop. Ran all the way back in with no vibration of problems.
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Post by dougeey » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:27 pm

I havè had the same carbon fiber prop since 1997 a few cans a duck or two and a lot of sticks . I paid about $ 1600 back then. Thats about$100 a year . Worth the money and no wood rot. Repairs are ok about $300 plus shipping TN.toFL. A long ways.

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Re: chip prop

Post by DDPWRD » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:20 pm

Wood props CAn be tough.i let a buddy take his girl for a ride on Sarno flats standing on The extention I watched him flip my boat in 2-3' of water the prop hit hard (72/40 florida air prop). We uprighted the boat bailed it out n drove on The trailer no damage to the prop.
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Re: chip prop

Post by Gangreen » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:24 pm

Wood props will do the job but they need 100% attention. If you have any doubt or a an eyebrow raise and thinking what is that it needs to be looked at.

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Re: chip prop

Post by jbtn » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:25 pm

Well this is a brand new paddle prop and where the chip came out is not in a place where there is a lot of stress if I though it was that bad I sure wouldnt use it and yes it is a long way to fl from tn so I thank you for your concern I will try to be safe when winding this thing up hopefully I can buy a better one later on so if you dont here from me you will no it blew up if every decision that I have made in the last 66 years was right I guess I would be better off just loves airboats and ridingthem dont know why thanks again

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Re: chip prop

Post by Waggs » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:34 pm

Well at least post a picture of the chip. Also when you bolt it up pay attention to the torque specs and torque it like a tire in a "star" pattern. Make sure both tips pass through the same space, at least within 1/8", this is tracking.

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Post by Whitebear » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:42 pm

jbtn wrote:Nothing got into it while it was runing I droped trying to bolt it on by my self and the chip is in the center of the blade where it is the widest how do the prop company repair a place where the wood is gone
They cut it out and put in new wood and rebalance and finish.
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Re: chip prop

Post by DDPWRD » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:47 pm

POST A PIC OF.THE PROP
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Re: chip prop

Post by air-roberts » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:57 am

i have a product I use for minor repairs never had a problem pm me and i'll tell you what to do since your so far away
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Re: chip prop

Post by jbtn » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:27 pm

Here is a picture of tge prop
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Re: chip prop

Post by Junker » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:05 pm

Looks like you got yourself a wall hanger............

But what the hay.........spin er up.........
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Re: chip prop

Post by getitdone » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:11 pm

I wouldn't run that, get it repaired or replaced.
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