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SO, I trashed my prop yesterday

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 5:29 pm
by CALL ME RIFLE
Yeah.....not a happy moment in time. Muddy, unfamiliar water.....unseen submerged boulder.....combined together, equals very bad juju....and now my prop looks like its been thru a blender. Was lucky to even make it back to the launch. By some miraculous grace of the fish Gods, my skeg avoided impact and is OK, not sure how, but I am thankful for that at least. Which brings me to my question! What do y'all think would be my best bet for replacement, on a 90 horse Evinrude E-tec? Something stainless surely, might as well replace it the right way since I have to do so....any particular brand or model I should be looking into? Thanks for the help, to any who can offer some...

Re: SO, I trashed my prop yesterday

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 11:25 pm
by goldrod
Wow man sorry to hear that but glad your okay.

Re: SO, I trashed my prop yesterday

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:57 am
by CALL ME RIFLE
Hey thanks goldrod, I'm good to go, wasn't flying when it happened, was no danger to my person...just sux I'm gonna have to shell out money for a new prop..money that could have been better spent on more tackle :big grin:

Re: SO, I trashed my prop yesterday

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:37 pm
by falcon
Was it a ss prop? Send it to mark croxton. I seen him fix some real nasty props. As for a small outboard like that I have no recommendation in pitch but rakers are very good props

Re: SO, I trashed my prop yesterday

Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:02 pm
by njbasscat
Your lucky you didn't damage the lower unit or drive shaft. You got off pretty cheap considering the amount of damage that could have taken place.

Re: SO, I trashed my prop yesterday

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:18 pm
by BigG
Be sure to check shaft to see if it might be bend.

Re: SO, I trashed my prop yesterday

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:22 pm
by Zimbass
What size prop was the damaged one? If aluminum, then remember that when changing to a S/S prop, you should increase the prop by 1" to 2". What boat is the E Tec sitting on ?

Renegade or Raker would be a good replacement.

Shame, not a nice way to start the year.

Re: SO, I trashed my prop yesterday

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:40 pm
by USA-RET
Take it to a prop guy. You'd be amazed at what they can fix. Aluminum is an easy fix, SS is harder but still doable (more expensive). I went to a Laser II SS from Aluminum and am quite happy.

Re: SO, I trashed my prop yesterday

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:48 am
by Paul Shibata
BigG wrote:Be sure to check shaft to see if it might be bend.


This is really important!!! Though the lower unit may have avoided a direct impact if there's that much damage to your prop, you probably bent the prop shaft. Unattended, left to wobble and vibrate, your lower unit will blow-up one day.

Get it checked just to be safe. A couple of thou won't be visible to the naked eye but is enough to create a much more expensive repair down the road.

Re: SO, I trashed my prop yesterday

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:03 am
by 389Maverick
CALL ME RIFLE wrote:..money that could have been better spent on more tackle :big grin:


Like you don't have enough Tackle already!! ;)
Sometimes I forget this is TT :big grin:

Paul Shibata wrote:
BigG wrote:Be sure to check shaft to see if it might be bend.


This is really important!!! Though the lower unit may have avoided a direct impact if there's that much damage to your prop, you probably bent the prop shaft. Unattended, left to wobble and vibrate, your lower unit will blow-up one day.

Get it checked just to be safe. A couple of thou won't be visible to the naked eye but is enough to create a much more expensive repair down the road.


I'll echo these comments, better safe then sorry!

Re: SO, I trashed my prop yesterday

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:13 pm
by CALL ME RIFLE
Thanks for the comments guys, always appreciated...Had it replaced quite awhile ago, but in honesty did not ask the mechanic to check the shaft. Had a garbage year of fishing, barely got out at all, death in the family and a bunch of other stuff that put fishing way on the back burner...I think I took the boat out two or three times after that, and it seemed to run well...have to take it for some work soon anyway, so I will take y'all's advice and have things checked out thoroughly while its at the shop...