Prop Damage November 19, 2018
Sooner or later you will likely have a damaged prop. It happens to most boats and means you will have to have it repaired or replaced.
The prop may have struck against something hard, resulting in a chunk, a chip or a crack in the propeller blade. A cracked or damaged prop could eventually break off.
A damaged prop is often out of balance, resulting in vibrations or cavitation. Left unrepaired, this can result in a lack of performance, poor gas mileage, bad cornering, and lower engine unit damage. Run your boat too long with an unbalanced prop and even a small amount of cavitation will do damage to the inner hub, bearings and shaft on the lower unit.
Don’t let prop damage go unrepaired! It’s far easier and cheaper to fix a damaged prop than it is to replace the entire lower unit. Let us examine your propellers on a regular basis and check for problems. It’s good for your boat and your peace of mind.