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Old 07-26-2002, 09:53 AM
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Default Prop repair--Chicago area

Hey guys,
My prop had an intimate meeting with the bottom. It is now in need of some TLC. I need some suggestions as to where in the Chicago metro area to send it for repair. It is a performance stainless prop.

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Old 07-26-2002, 09:57 AM
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Air Marine 55th. and Central accross from Midway airport. Jerry is the guys name. He has been doing props for along time
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I'll second Air Marine. Jerry has treated me very well over the years. He has been doing my props since 1990. Tell him the Candyman sent you. He also has a demo prop program.
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Thanks guys---I'll give Jerry buzz and see if he can help.
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If you are a little farther south. Try Phil's Prop Shop, in Lansing. I've been very happy with his work. He also has an exchange program.
I don't have the number but you can get it from information.
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Dave, if you need another source try DAH up near Burlington. I've used him a couple of times with excellent results. He can get backed up though, you'll have to check. John is a real interesting guy with a wealth of information. 262-534-4440. Did this happen boat race nite? Tom
 
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Tom,
Yes it did. I have no idea what I struck. There are no marks on the prop such as would be if I hit bottom or rocks etc. It just folded one blade 180* and another about 90*. It might not be worth saving. I got it from a fellow OSO member for a great price. Air Marine estimated around $200.00 to fix it. I must have hit a log or something. Then on the way home I get stopped as a suspect intoxicated boater because at no wake speed the boat was swinging far left and right and the cops thought I was drunk!! I had a couple but I know better and cannot afford to deal with a DUI. They were cool and just did a "safety inspection"

Thanks for the other suggestion. I will give him a call monday.

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P.S. Were you at Blarney's thurs night and if so what kind of boat do you have?
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