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timelinex

Damaged Propeller replacement?

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timelinex

I have a 2006 23lsv. Our water level at our lake is really low and unfortunately we encounter a patch of unmarked rocks :(

Luckily we were only going about 5mph. But the boat just came to a halt. We reversed out of there. Luckily it looks like the hull itself is undamaged, but the prop got a bit chewed up.

I attached a pic. Obviously I will be replacing it.. However is it detrimental to keep using the boat this way (until off season)? Obviously the MPG and acceleration will be hindered, but neither of which are too big a deal for me.

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timelinex

OK.

Is this something I can actually just replace by myself, quick and easy? (The previous owner put 1235 prop on it)

The reason for me wanting to hold off replacing isnt a $$ issue, but rather a time/hassle issue. The round trip from home to lake to dealer and back home is a 4 hour procedure (so really 8 hours!).

Also, I didn't feel any vibrations, however we only drove it 5mph after that so thats probably why. Is there a easy way to check nothing else was broken or slightly bent other than the prop (like bent drive shaft or something).

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asnowman

Yes, order a new prop, key and puller tool. Replacement should take 30 minutes. Some guys on here can even do it with the boat in the water.

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timelinex

Yes, order a new prop, key and puller tool. Replacement should take 30 minutes. Some guys on here can even do it with the boat in the water.

Excellent. Thats what I will do (dang those bad boys are expensive!)

I am gonna start a new thread for recommended prop's, since its a different topic.

Is there a easy way to check nothing else was broken or slightly bent other than the prop (like bent drive shaft or something).

Thanks again

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formulaben

I would check for a local prop re-build shop. You might be surprised at how inexpensive it is to rebuild. If not for primary, then for just as a cheap spare prop.

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minnmarker

Excellent. Thats what I will do (dang those bad boys are expensive!)

I am gonna start a new thread for recommended prop's, since its a different topic.

Is there a easy way to check nothing else was broken or slightly bent other than the prop (like bent drive shaft or something).

Thanks again

Key out, engine off. Try turning the prop by hand. If it's smooth with no "grabs" or tight spots the shaft should be fine. You should be able to turn the shaft by hand. It's just under and aft of the V drive.

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braindamage

Get another new prop so you have a spare. Changing it out is easy with a pulled. There are write ups if you search for them.

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dlb

Change the prop to a new one. Have this repaired. It looks fixable, as in worse looking props have been posted on here and they were repaired back to usable.

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JeffK

When you pull the prop, make sure the shaft is pointing at the back of the rudder. If the strut or shaft has been bent, you'll be able to see it.

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Fman

A crew member recommended prop MD to me, he used him and had good results. With shipping it was $160 to repair. Might want to consider him as an option.

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timelinex

Getting ready to order a prop. Whats the best website to do that?

Also, looks like some of the other replacement parts might not be too expensive, are they worth ordering too, even if I'm not sure if they are bent?

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dlb

Wakemakers.com is one.

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oldjeep

Google using your prop number. Prices vary a lot. I had good luck on eBay.

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timelinex

Key out, engine off. Try turning the prop by hand. If it's smooth with no "grabs" or tight spots the shaft should be fine. You should be able to turn the shaft by hand. It's just under and aft of the V drive.

So I replaced the prop yesterday. I tried spinning the prop by hand and it spins when you give it a firm push. There isn't any binding or particularly rough spot. HOWEVER, overall the turning is rough. The bearings make a loud skreeching sound as if they are rusted or tight and not lubed.

I know that they are supposed to be rough compared to when in the water and wet. However I tried turning someone else's inboard prop and it definitely turned relatively smoothly and without noise.

My prop only took a little bit more effort to turn, but there's obviously enough friction that I can barely turn the other boats shaft by hand but not mine. No binding or particularly rough spots though.

So is this OK? I realize this probably effects gas milage and I'll definitely get it checked out within a few months with my oil change, but is it OK to ride for now?

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John I.

Did you pour a little water on the prop shaft to lubricate the cutlass bearing? Or spray it with silicone spray? The prop should turn a little more freely when you do that.

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timelinex

No I didn't have anything with me to spray in there... I'm gonna go out on the water tmrw...I guess I will see then if everything works right.

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