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Hey Guys. Well, I made an error injudgement while backing my boat up the driveway at night. Where this driveway ends, there is a workshop. I thought I had more room, but NO. The hub of the prop hit the corner of the shop at full tilt. (Bravo I)Made 1/2'' gash in corner trim. I spun the prop by hand and can't really tell if shaft was bent. Took the boat out and ran it and did not feel any vibration. Ran boat on the hose while in gear and could see a tiny, tiny wobble. I have never run the boat on the hose in gear before, so I don't know if the tiny wobble was already there. What are your thoughts on this? Love this site and thanks for the help.
Dan:confused: :confused:
 

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It's highly unlikely that you bent the prop shaft, but I would get the 1/2 gash out of the prop before I ran it.
 

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I agree with eddie. What did you hit? If it was brick,I doubt you bent it.

What do you mean a gash in the corner trim?
 

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By corner trim, I meant that the (hub) of the prop hit the corner of the wooden shop on the 1x4 trim and put a 1/2 '' gash in the wooden trim. IE. it hit hard enough to put a gash in the wood. The outdrive was fully up and therefore the prop hub was at about a 20* angle to the shop when it hit. I feared that it may have bent the shaft upward toward the boat. I'm just paranoid and trying to get some feedback to calm my nerves. I would think the shaft would have to be pretty stout. Is a tiny wobble a concern? Thanks again.
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Can almost bet that your wobble is just an illusion.
To be safe, remove the prop and give it a once over.
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Been there, done that, repaired the garage door.:eek: One blade punctured the door. No apparent damage to the prop. Before the shaft would bend you would have done significant damage to the prop blades I think.
 

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I'm just paranoid and trying to get some feedback to calm my nerves



Hey buddy for what it/s worth,I once hit a boulder underwater. It completely bent one ear over on a stainless steel prop.That hard of a impact and my shaft was still fine. I doubt you caused any damage except maybe your pride,and the gash in the wood:)
 

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I hate to agree with BN:laugher: But he is right I think, I was hit while towing the boat on the trailer a few years back, and other than messing up both props nothing else was hurt. The guy that hit me thought it would only cost a few hundred bucks to repair..... new props set him back almost 2000 from the local dealer plus Heck I made him pay to get em swapped out....guy was real a**hole about it. But they checked the shafts gimble bearings etc and none of them were hurt. I crushed his grill and radiator pretty good. The shafts are pretty tuff....so I would sy you are ok.:D
 

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I broke a prop shaft when the cables were bad and the boat went into gear at 4500 RPM. I'm sure your shaft is fine, just your pride is bent.
 

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Thanks everybody for all the input. It does make me feel better. You know how we can about our boats.:eek: You are definitely right about the pride thing/ouch. Hate when that happens.:mad:
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Should be o.k., but if you really want to calm your nerves put a feeler guage between the prop and the housing and measure the clearance. Turn the prop 90 degrees and check again. Do this four times and see if you have a "tight spot".
 

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You'll be fine,, prop would be junk before damaging the shaft
 
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