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Old 05-08-2002, 11:52 AM
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I carry an aluminum Mercury prop and an extra nut and washer. It is lighter than a stainless steel prop so it is less of a problem bouncing around. Also, I wrap the prop in an old T-shirt or bedsheet to keep the blade edges covered. It is not a sharp prop but just an extra measure.
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Old 05-08-2002, 02:54 PM
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since I down graded from #V's to Bravo's I guess I should carry an extra drive.
 
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Old 05-08-2002, 03:03 PM
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I have 2 aluminum and one stainless. I always carry one extra aluminum in the boat along with the nut/thrust washer kit. I was out a couple years ago and really beat a blade so bad it vibrated the boat. I drove the rest of the day barely on plane, so I learned my lesson to keep an extra on board!
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Old 05-08-2002, 04:13 PM
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I Always carry an extra prop!

.... after i once did a prop up so bad it was only good for a paper weight....damn rocks
 
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Old 05-08-2002, 04:49 PM
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Last year when I was running a poker run, I just happened to have two props with me. This is a pretty rare event but the prop that I wanted to use had a tough time getting on plane, and I wasn't sure how it would work in the rough water. Well, about halfway through the run, the prop threw a blade. I sure was glad that I just happened to have a spare one because it would have been a very long idle back.
What make/model prop, and were any mods made to it?
 
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It was a stock Hydromotive. The break was real rough and jagged. Almost looked like a piece of broken granite. My dealer warned me that this would happen (he's got a shelf full of busted hydros) and I had the prop on the boat for only a few hours when it let go.
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Old 05-08-2002, 07:35 PM
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Allways if not for me, maybe help someone else out!!!
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Old 05-09-2002, 11:21 PM
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It was a stock Hydromotive. The break was real rough and jagged. Almost looked like a piece of broken granite. My dealer warned me that this would happen (he's got a shelf full of busted hydros) and I had the prop on the boat for only a few hours when it let go.
hmmmmmmmmm... I figured so. Was the prop heat treated?
 
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Old 05-10-2002, 12:44 AM
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I carry two and just installed holders easy to do since I'm in the middle of a re-rig. they were a lot cheaper then I thought the would be around 45.00.
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Old 05-10-2002, 01:08 AM
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I carry a spare mirage 23p
 
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