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onwi

Prop damage - When does it become a problem?

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onwi

We put a couple of nicks in my 2313 this past weekend.  I notice no vibration of issue with the boat because of the change in the prop.  I feel as though I have read on here that a damaged prop could quickly damage the boat's engine. I was working under the assumption that to damage the engine the prop damage would have to be severe enough to be felt in the boat.  Can anyone clarify for this for me?  When does prop damage become something that must be addressed?  A picture of my prop is below for reference.  Thanks.

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dlb

I would get that fixed.  No need to guess on whether it damages the engine.  Have it fixed and rebalanced.  Peace of mind or a possible engine / driveline repair.  It is an easy choice for me.

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MadMan

If it were me, I'd run it the way it is.  I've run worse.

 

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John I.
20 minutes ago, MadMan said:

If it were me, I'd run it the way it is.  I've run worse.

 

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If it makes you feel better you can remove the prop and work those edges using a piece of wood and a hammer to straighten those nicks. Some light filing and you may have a hard time locating them after a day on the water,

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