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Any one have a good experience with prop repairs (Acme 537) in the greater Houston area? I've had several done at different places and haven't been completely thrilled with the work. Looking for ideas.

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Gordo

Baumann Marine - 2311 SSgt Macario Garcia Dr (713) 926-6908

They are off I-10 East, but literally just a stones throw away from Buffalo Bayou//ship channel. They will charge about $110-120 for a 4 blade. I have had both of my Acme's repaired there. They are very good. Family run - Mrs Baumann generally is at the front desk or one of her 2 sons. They will generally turn work around in 2-3 days. Downside is you have to find the place. Google it before you go to get good directions. Not easy to find as they are in a commercial area. They do a lot of commercial props - the kind that takes a small hoist to lift.

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Thanks Gordon.

Baumann Marine - 2311 SSgt Macario Garcia Dr (713) 926-6908

They are off I-10 East, but literally just a stones throw away from Buffalo Bayou//ship channel. They will charge about $110-120 for a 4 blade. I have had both of my Acme's repaired there. They are very good. Family run - Mrs Baumann generally is at the front desk or one of her 2 sons. They will generally turn work around in 2-3 days. Downside is you have to find the place. Google it before you go to get good directions. Not easy to find as they are in a commercial area. They do a lot of commercial props - the kind that takes a small hoist to lift.

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I sent a 525 out to tacomapropellers.com their price was $92.00. They have ACME blocks and did a nice job on a prop that had a couple blades dog-eared 1 inch over, no material loss though. Turn around was 8 days from the day I shipped.

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I sent a 525 out to tacomapropellers.com their price was $92.00. They have ACME blocks and did a nice job on a prop that had a couple blades dog-eared 1 inch over, no material loss though. Turn around was 8 days from the day I shipped.

I had mine done at a local shop (no help for Houston) and it looks great. I haven't tried it out yet, but the rework came with a print out of the props specs before and after the repair. It had allot of #'s all sorts of different measurements. Not sure if this is the standard for prop repair these days, but it seemed scientific. Anyone know if this is a good thing or a bad thing? Point is you could ask the shop if they have a way to scan the prop to determine if it has been reworked to specs (that's what they called it).

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skistud1

I sent a 525 out to tacomapropellers.com their price was $92.00. They have ACME blocks and did a nice job on a prop that had a couple blades dog-eared 1 inch over, no material loss though. Turn around was 8 days from the day I shipped.

I had mine done at a local shop (no help for Houston) and it looks great. I haven't tried it out yet, but the rework came with a print out of the props specs before and after the repair. It had allot of #'s all sorts of different measurements. Not sure if this is the standard for prop repair these days, but it seemed scientific. Anyone know if this is a good thing or a bad thing? Point is you could ask the shop if they have a way to scan the prop to determine if it has been reworked to specs (that's what they called it).

Sounds like they ran it on "propscan" and yes it is a good thing. You want your prop to be as close to new condition as possible. Another tech that they sometimes use is MRI (don't ask me what it is). A third, is they use manufacturer's "blocks". Unfortunately, I am starting to get somewhat knowledgeable regarding this area.

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