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What does everyone feel the value is for the following - assuming stock Mercury Marine information and what would be a fair price to charge?

1. True advertised pitch
2. True advertised dia.
3. Actually balanced
4. Satin Finish

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:21 PM
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That would depend on what props you are talking about and who did the work on them.
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Won't most reputable PropScan shops check your props for free and give you a report? (Of course, they ALWAYS find something wrong with them that requires work...)
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Let me clarify - if you were to pay to have these services provided on stock Merc products - assuming you dinged one or had minor damage, what do you think is a fair and reasonable price, assuming the work was as described without issue. Bravo type props not SSM's

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More clarity......if this service could be provided for $185/prop, return shipped ground to the U.S...is it something that any of you would have interest in?
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Originally Posted by 800XCR
What does everyone feel the value is for the following - assuming stock Mercury Marine information and what would be a fair price to charge?

1. True advertised pitch
2. True advertised dia.
3. Actually balanced
4. Satin Finish

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
It cost me ~$150 to have 2 props pre-season conditioned. Balance, true pitch back up and satin finish. (no damage just do it every couple of years)
They charged me $135 to repair a prop after hitting a tree under water. Weld, repitch, balance and satin finish.
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Originally Posted by 800XCR
More clarity......if this service could be provided for $185/prop, return shipped ground to the U.S...is it something that any of you would have interest in?
That is the price for about 2 hrs of prop labor at BBlades and I would guess that would be in the range of what he charges for the same service + return shipping which is about $25/prop.
I would just use BBlades.
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BBlades just did my 26" Bravo's. Labbed, added tip cup, polished and made them 27's.

$360 per prop. They turned out great. Can't wait to try them.
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Originally Posted by Powerplay25
BBlades just did my 26" Bravo's. Labbed, added tip cup, polished and made them 27's.

$360 per prop. They turned out great. Can't wait to try them.
BBlades does great work and I was very pleased with the work he did on my props.
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NO Issues with BBlades - but, they are not the only ones that can fix a prop correctly. Just trying to determine where the market is.
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