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Duraskin on R series delaminating?

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:03 pm
by GeeLeDouche
A few months ago I sent my 3 blade R series back to get Duraskinned, after literally 2 or 3 trips on these blades I noticed on 2 of the 3 blades had areas of no duraskin and it looks like it took some of the carbon fiber with it when it went. Its in the "meat" of the blade, NOT on the leading edge, about 5 inches inward from the tips on both effected blades and about the size of a nickel. I haven't hit anything and can not for the life of me figure out how this happened. Only thing I can think of is that it just delaminated or separated somehow but I don't spin my prop very fast relatively speaking,, I only spin my motor up to 4950-5000 MAX with a 2.3 CH3. so I keep the prop under 2200 rpms even at its max. Has anyone seen this type of issue after duraskinning?

Thanks

Gee

Re: Duraskin on R series delaminating?

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:53 pm
by farmboy
GeeLeDouche wrote:A few months ago I sent my 3 blade R series back to get Duraskinned, after literally 2 or 3 trips on these blades I noticed on 2 of the 3 blades had areas of no duraskin and it looks like it took some of the carbon fiber with it when it went. Its in the "meat" of the blade, NOT on the leading edge, about 5 inches inward from the tips on both effected blades and about the size of a nickel. I haven't hit anything and can not for the life of me figure out how this happened. Only thing I can think of is that it just delaminated or separated somehow but I don't spin my prop very fast relatively speaking,, I only spin my motor up to 4950-5000 MAX with a 2.3 CH3. so I keep the prop under 2200 rpms even at its max. Has anyone seen this type of issue after duraskinning?

Thanks

Gee
Call Darren at Sensenich I'm sure he will make it right with you. It's probably just a defect or something... My blades are 3 1/2 years old or more and they still look brand new.

Re: Duraskin on R series delaminating?

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:07 pm
by HuntingBigun
Farmboy is correct I spun my old NGR 2400 rpm on prop and they were 4 years old looked perfect when I sold the boat, call Darin

Re: Duraskin on R series delaminating?

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:41 pm
by DAGWOOD0520
The only way I can help is once I have the blades in my hands.

Re: Duraskin on R series delaminating?

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:03 pm
by DAGWOOD0520
The coating normally does not have that type of failure unless it is struck by something, but I'm sure we can get them fixed right back up and give it another go. I'll look forward to your call.

Re: Duraskin on R series delaminating?

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:42 pm
by Prototype
Gee, it looks like you have very sound and solid advice in a situation that could be much worse as far as a prop strike. Duraskin is new to me also but extremely familiar with prop strikes carbon and wood.
Count your blessings and lives because a nickel size anything can ruin your life with a prop strike!

Re: Duraskin on R series delaminating?

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:54 am
by GeeLeDouche
Thanks Darin. I'll get them off the boat and read for shipping. I sent an email through the website probably 2 or 3 weeks ago and never heard anything back. I really should know better by now and just use the dang phone.

Re: Duraskin on R series delaminating?

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:17 am
by Oilfield Trash
My duraskin has wore off in several places. This is on the non push side. My buddy says I wash them too much lol.

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Re: Duraskin on R series delaminating?

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:18 am
by Oilfield Trash
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