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Old 10-09-2010, 06:00 PM
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Great day on the water today, finally saw some performance boats off Lauderdale and Miami, had some fun with a couple of them! Water was perfect, watched a US Navy sub do some manuevers off Port Everglades, ran from Hillsboro to Port of Miami, back to Boca Inlet, back out to Hillsboro and down to Shooters for a late lunch. Felt something different after I came out of Boca Inlet, but it was very minor and more of just a "feeling" something was happening. Ran the rest of the day watching the gauges, got back to the marina, when it was on the lift looked at it and holy crap! Missing a 2 inch section of my starboard prop! Never felt like I hit anything, never really had a vibration, can't see where anything else was hit, could it be cavitation that caused this? Anybody know if it can be fixed, or will it have to be replaced? Guys at the marina said they can weld a piece on, then cut and lab it back but I have never heard of this being possible. Heres a link to the pic, if someone wants to post it feel free. Looking forward to you guys opinions!
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Mike at hulls prop. Seen him do amazing repairers on race labed props
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How old is the prop? They don't last forever, HP,rough seas
run the dog chit out of it will shorting the props life!! All metals have a cycle life seems like
you reached it. Fix it for a spare, buy a new one and you won't be broke
on your next trip!!
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The way it is folded over in the front I am guessing you hit something.
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How old is the prop? They don't last forever, HP,rough seas
run the dog chit out of it will shorting the props life!! All metals have a cycle life seems like
you reached it. Fix it for a spare, buy a new one and you won't be broke
on your next trip!!
Boat has 56 hours on it after today, and is a 2008. I bought it 2 mos ago with 24 hrs on it. I have a feeling I hit something in Boca Inlet, it is shallow at some areas, but is a mostly sand bottom. Oh well, as you said, ill see if I can fix it for a spare, luckily I didnt have both of them get torn up!
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Mike at hulls prop. Seen him do amazing repairers on race labed props
Thanks Tom, have a number? Couldnt find him in google
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I wouldn't even bother getting it repaired. Post the pic in Prop Talk section to get BBlades attention. Not sure how much he frequents the rest of sections.
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Welcome to High x-dimension, Bravo props are not of quality to run that high on the surface, this happens a lot.

That's why #6 props are in a different price range than Bravo props.
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I do not think that is repairable. how would you duplicate the missing piece?
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Throw it away. This break is in the high stress area of the blade. It will be expensive to repair and it will break again.
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