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KenB
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« on: June 21, 2010, 10:20:36 AM »

Hi,

I backed down on a boulder this weekend, smoking my 2nd prop in 3 years.

If anyone has a new or slightly used DF140 prop, I would like to buy it.

had been running a 21, now have a dinged up 19 on there, maybe I would prefer another 19.

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 11:34:00 AM »

How bad did you smoke it?  I had something similar happen a couple of years ago when I got blown into some rocks when I got cut off at the docks in Whittier.  Chewed it up pretty good.  I bought a new 4 blade Solas prop but had my old one reworked by the prop shop.  The had to take a little of the diameter out but they reshaped all the blades and made sure the pitch was right.  It was about 1/4 of the cost of a new prop.  I use it as my power prop when I am loaded real heavy and the 4 blade when loaded more reasonably.  I like having an extra prop on board.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 11:55:06 PM »


Nuthin' pisses me off more than some a-hole cutting me off at the docks, hot-rodding in to cut off those that were clearly there first... Sorry.  I'll try to be nicer next time, but docks can be a real hassle sometimes.

bd

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 09:37:47 AM »

Brian - did you mix it up with Alasken?

I personally don't mind letting folks who are in a rush, go first. If someone knows what they are doing and will be quick, I have no issue letting them go first. I go out there to fish for fun and blow off steam. If someone else is working on the clock or else trying to make a living off the water, I generally feel like they can go ahead a go first. I am out there to take a load off and enjoy the water, last thing I need to is get my blood boiling at the dock.

Ken - I smoked it bad! It was just above idle (had popped it into gear to get off another rock... rookie move caused by me not fishing nearly enough this year... got into trouble because I was gabbing away with another boat).   One of the 3 blades is basically tacoed back 180 degrees and rolled up.  We were able to get home but I couldn't get above 2000 rpm.

I have a back up prop I might send out to be redone.

Has anyone tried the stern lifting props? I think I am mounted a wee bit too high and wonder if I should pitch down or pitch up to make up for it. 
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- Bruce Armstrong   

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- Dave Nolan
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 11:05:03 AM »

It wasn't Brian.   Wink  I was at Whittier, the first time I was out with my wife and daughter without my son helping.  The wind came up when we were coming back in .  The dock was a mess with about 10 boats lining up to get to the dock to load.  Basically in the harbor trying to keep off the rocks and other boats while the wind is whipping you around.  A tolman cabin catches a bit of wind and is like a kite in this situation.  After about 30 minutes jockey trying to stay in one place it was my turn as I approach the dock an Ahole in a jet boats comes speeding in between me and the dock.  I had to cut power and hit reverse to keep from hitting him.  The loss of momentum and direction caused me to be blown into some rocks and debrie, my daughter is using a push pole to keep me off the rocks but I had to use power to get out of there.  I made a rookie mistake and didn't get tilted up enough soon enough and met a rock up close and personal.  I was a little hot but kept it to myself as I saw the jet boat blown into a lot more rocks than I when he tried to load.  Karma in action.  The wind is a pain at Whittier at low tide.  Live and learn.

Brian - did you mix it up with Alasken?

I personally don't mind letting folks who are in a rush, go first. If someone knows what they are doing and will be quick, I have no issue letting them go first. I go out there to fish for fun and blow off steam. If someone else is working on the clock or else trying to make a living off the water, I generally feel like they can go ahead a go first. I am out there to take a load off and enjoy the water, last thing I need to is get my blood boiling at the dock.

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 04:21:52 PM »

I managed to ding two solas 4 blade 17" pitch props, both times in halibut cove lagoon.  So far the original suzuki 3 blade 19" has only a very small ding.  I need to take the better of the two solas props to A-1 to have them touch it up.

I've been debating a stainless for better performance, but fear having a prop that won't give.
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 05:57:38 PM »

yeah replacing an alum. prop is cheaper then replacing a lower unit.  I will stick with alum as long as I am going near rocks.
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"HOW CHEAPLY CAN A TOLMAN SKIFF BE BUILT AND JUST HOW  MUCH IS SACRIFICED IF COST IS THE PRIME MOVER?"
- Bruce Armstrong   

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- Dave Nolan
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2010, 10:33:09 AM »

I found a 14 x 20 3 blade Suzuki stainless part number 99105-0700 20p  for $100.  Topped out at 5500 rpm and 35 knots. Much much smoother than the other props I was running.

Wow stainless is nice.
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KenB

"HOW CHEAPLY CAN A TOLMAN SKIFF BE BUILT AND JUST HOW  MUCH IS SACRIFICED IF COST IS THE PRIME MOVER?"
- Bruce Armstrong   

"I can tell you that either a nice BFT or a big YFT is an absolute riot on a Tolman. The boat is so light it's like the old man and the sea..."
- Dave Nolan
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2010, 03:09:09 PM »

I've been debating stainless, I'm running the suzuki 14X19 3 blade al and this weekend I was able to get 5900/33 knots in calm water.  I'm thinking the 14X18 3 blade stainless would be perfect, and in the places I tend to ding a prop, I can just put on the aluminum prop.
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