Do you bang it out or file it off ?

Discussion in 'Prop Shop' started by noeettica, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    When you get a good sized nick on an aluminum prop do you tap it flat or file it off ?
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    I don't have a device that will allow me to balance the prop correctly.
    So it's either replace with a new one or take it to a shop.
    An out of balance prop puts a lot of stress on the shaft
    and lower unit which can lead to seal and bearing failures.
     

  3. 'Nano-Skiff'

    'Nano-Skiff' It's not the size of the boat....

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    File. Im scared to bang on something that I depend on.
     
  4. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    you married.......... :)
     
  5. Avidawg

    Avidawg I Love microskiff.com!

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    ;D ;D Nice one Anytide.....that's hilarious  ;D  ;D
     
  6. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    If you Don't Bang it once and a while , You will be in deep S$%T ... ;)

     
  7. Hoyt_Dow

    Hoyt_Dow I Love microskiff.com!

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    The preferred method would be to weld on aluminum to fill the nick and then grind it fair.