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poski

Hit a log and busted prop but not sure if there is other damage

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poski

We hit a submerged log or something over the weekend.  I was behind the boat at the time so didn't hear it, but they said it was a pretty big thud.  Lots of vibrating back to the ramp but made it on the trailer fine.  On inspection only one blade of the prop was bent, the others were ok.  Took a closer look at home when taking the prop off and found the following.  The shaft looks ok, prop seemed to spin normally,  and there's no play in it at least if I try to move it by hand.  I have a hard time trying to explain what made the mark above the prop unless something just got caught on the prop and happened to scratch the hull on the way around, and the damage around the strut is a little disconcerting but might just be superficial.

I guess I plan on hitting the water with a new prop just to see if it still rides okay, but just making sure that doesn't sound like a bad idea.

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blk93jeepzj

That's awful.  I hit a standing timber last year swinging around to pick up a downed rider.  Luckily I was going slow and hit it sideways and had no gel coat damage.  Bent the driveshaft, strut, 5 blade prop (bent too close to the hub that it couldn't be straightened), and wedge.  All and all around $2,500 worth of damage.  In the pictures you can see that the strut/shaft is bent and the bushing in the strut is compressed on the right side.IMG_3644.JPG 

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LowProfile

I've hit a log before, better than hitting a rock. Bent one of the blades, bought a new prop and sent the bent one out to be rebuilt. Now I've got a spare.

I'd say try the new prop, if the shaft is bent you should feel a new vibration that wasn't there before.

Best of luck 

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Woodski

@poski:  I don't see your pictures, if my ride, I would check shaft with a dial indicator for any run-out both between the strut and coupling and at the tip or where the prop attaches.  Good luck.

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robbennett

Pictures still are not showing up 

 

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Bozboat

The alignment of the shaft and the strut looks off, and the wear on the shaft looks like it has been off for awhile.  Could be the photos, but you should check the alignment and the strut bushing

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minnmarker
4 minutes ago, Bozboat said:

The alignment of the shaft and the strut looks off, and the wear on the shaft looks like it has been off for awhile.  Could be the photos, but you should check the alignment and the strut bushing

Those aren't the OP's pictures.

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Bozboat
Just now, minnmarker said:

Those aren't the OP's pictures.

That's good news

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