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Beer fueled Mayhem

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Ballard, WA
Hauled out for the dreaded 10 year out-of-water insurance survey a couple weeks ago.
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Still in the yard.
Survey went well. I hit a rock in the causeway at Shilshole (between J and K dock) and having that fixed (just a dimple in the leading edge of the keel) and having my strut looked at.
But...
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This is my Classic 3 blade Max-prop. I must have lost the zinc just after putting it on because I had a ton of corrosion.
Took the prop into PYI and had them look at. It is an old prop (2001?). Been rebuilt twice while I had it. Has a lot of miles on it.
Jerome at PYI said, well...you could rebuild it but it is really worn out (the gears). The rebuild will last, maybe, two years. Then he showed me a new four blade...fuuuuuuuck.
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So here I am at work paying for that beauty. Whereas my old Max-prop almost needed two to three people installing it, this one was a breeze.
CSR is painting the bottom as well. Going with Sharkskin. They highly recommend it. I have been using Americoat (was branded in Mexico as Comex) something or another. The fishing fleet uses it. We shall see...
 

longy

Overlord of Anarchy
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Beer Mayhem - please please please post your judgements on the 4 blade vs 3 blade as soon as you have some motoring time in. I'm very curious to see if there is much difference at this size range. I've installed quite a few 3 blades, really like them
 

Mr B

New member
Gemini 105MC, On the Beach because I can, Takes 3 hours to scrape the hulls clean,

1/ Maroochy River, Qld, 2011
2/ Bundaberg, Qld, on the slipway with a broken Tailshaft, 2011
5 Fiji, 2011
4/ Woolongong Harbour, 2021
5/ Lakes Entrance, Victoria, 2021
6/ Fiji, With my sailchute up, 2011
7/ Fiji, The day I bought my new boat and retired, Sept, 2011
8/ Towamba River, Khia inlet, Eden, NSW, 2021
9/ Lakes Entrance for a hull clean, 2021
10/ Port Stephens Marina, 2021
Ive only done 7000 Nmiles in it and all offshore and single handed,
Mostly in Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea,

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Beer fueled Mayhem

Anarchist
632
184
Ballard, WA
Beer Mayhem - please please please post your judgements on the 4 blade vs 3 blade as soon as you have some motoring time in. I'm very curious to see if there is much difference at this size range. I've installed quite a few 3 blades, really like them
Will do. I'm very interested in that myself. The price point wasn't too far away from a new 3 blade. Rebuild of my old Max-prop was half the cost of a new 4 blade so...
 
Jerome at PYI said, well...you could rebuild it but it is really worn out (the gears). The rebuild will last, maybe, two years. Then he showed me a new four blade...fuuuuuuuck.
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So here I am at work paying for that beauty. Whereas my old Max-prop almost needed two to three people installing it, this one was a breeze.
Been talking to Jerome about the same thing with our three blade on the SW42. I have a new 3-blade sitting there waiting to pick up, but I think we're going to go ahead and do a four blade. I can't imagine there's much drag difference, and I bet the four is light years smoother, besides the rating should account for it. 🤞
 


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