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Old 10-17-2011, 03:47 PM
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Whose tag line is: "Fast. Cheap. Reliable. - pick two."?

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It can happen to any of them. I had a blade "tear" off of a stock 4-blade B1 prop. It didn't come off right away, and made a couple rotations as it was separating. I ended up with 2.5 slices through my cavitation plate.
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Miami Boat Show Poker Run this past February, just left Gilberts and heading back to Lauderdale in my buddies Nor-Tech and threw a blade, was just cruising and it let go.... Violent Vibration in the boat...
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I have a pair of Hydro H-6s for SCXs...32p if you are interested...
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Miami Boat Show Poker Run this past February, just left Gilberts and heading back to Lauderdale in my buddies Nor-Tech and threw a blade, was just cruising and it let go.... Violent Vibration in the boat...
Mercury prop?
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Miami Boat Show Poker Run this past February, just left Gilberts and heading back to Lauderdale in my buddies Nor-Tech and threw a blade, was just cruising and it let go.... Violent Vibration in the boat...
Is this prop Aluminum???
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Is this prop Aluminum???
That is a Merc prop and no it's not aluminum.
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Mercury prop?
Mercury Racing Labbed Maximus
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I assume the props throwing blades must be only on boats with semi-surfacing props/high x-dimensions? I have a 7.5" prop c/l and have been running labbed props for 10 years behind as much as 1100 hp in my boat and have never had a blade fail, Smitty
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Mercury Racing Labbed Maximus
He was asking about the cleaver off the Nor-tech.

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I assume the props throwing blades must be only on boats with semi-surfacing props/high x-dimensions? I have a 7.5" prop c/l and have been running labbed props for 10 years behind as much as 1100 hp in my boat and have never had a blade fail, Smitty
Got that right Smitty. When Bravo props are semi or fully surfaced, they flex like crazy. They don't when they are run as they are supposed to. A Bravo drive is not a surface drive. If you want a surface drive, buy one that was build as one, that spins real surface props.

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