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Bjones5366

Anyone have any ideas what this could be?

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Bjones5366

Today I was out on my 2016 t23 and all of a sudden felt a shudder.  I stopped cause I figured I had brushed a stick or caught a rope etc.  after inspecting I see nothing out of place or wrong under the boat.  Prop and shaft look to be fine but any time I go over 5 mph I can hear a slight squeal and awful vibration.  The faster I go the worse it gets.  There is one small nick in the prop about 1/4 in MAX, I doubt that would cause all this ruckus?

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oldjeep

change the prop.  Doesnt take much of a nick or dent to cause vibrations.

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Bjones5366

Literally the nick is so small I can't imagine it causing any vibration and the vibration shutters so bad you can't go above 10mph.  I have no clue what it could be

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oldjeep

Easiest thing to test out, and if you don't have a spare prop that should be the first thing you buy for a new boat.

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jbower
Just now, Bjones5366 said:

Literally the nick is so small I can't imagine it causing any vibration and the vibration shutters so bad you can't go above 10mph.  I have no clue what it could be

Probably more then a nick. One of the cups probably has a bend in it that is hard to see. 9 times out of 10 vibration is a prop issue unless you lost some of the coupler bolts

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braindamage

Another option is that whatever caused the nick also bent something. I agree with oldjeep, the easiest way to test is to get a spare prop. It's also one of the best investments for the future.

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MadMan

You could try it on the trailer, in gear, with and without the prop.

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Steve B.

Hope the issue is minimal. It's amazing how a little nick can cause a huge driving issue. 

Keep us udated,

Steve B.

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jjackkrash
3 hours ago, Bjones5366 said:

 I have no clue what it could be

A bent prop.  Or a bent shaft.  But probably a bent prop.  

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Bjones5366

Upon further inspection I found that 2 blades were slightly warped so I must have spun through a decent size stick.  Dropped the prop off this morning to be repaired and should be back on the water next weekend.

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dlb
2 hours ago, Bjones5366 said:

Upon further inspection I found that 2 blades were slightly warped so I must have spun through a decent size stick.  Dropped the prop off this morning to be repaired and should be back on the water next weekend.

Get yourself a spare.  It will save the rest of your weekend.

Mine has saved more than one for my family.

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