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Old 06-11-2019, 01:37 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm looking for a new prop for my bassboat, I dinged mine when the wind blew me into a shoal while fishing.

I was hoping to pick one up tomorrow as I will be in the Lakes Region and would like to fish this weekend. My boat is a 1991 Nitro with an Evinrude Intruder outboard.

I'm looking for an aluminum prop to replace what I believe is a 21 pitch Propco 3 blade aluminum. Somonee recommended a Mercury Spitfire 4 blade, but I'm open to other suggestions.

Any dealers with lots off props in stock?

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Old 06-11-2019, 01:58 PM   #2
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When I owned a boat I always carried a Comprop (and a prop wrench) as a spare. It saved me (and someone I rescued) a few times over the years. One could get you on the water while you shop for a new aluminum prop or get it repaired. Amazon has them and you can get next day delivery with Prime:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=comprop&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:15 PM   #3
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I have found that a lot of marinas to stock "commonly used" props. You may find better luck hitting an Evinrude dealer they may have what you need. I believe Thurston's is the "local" dealer of them on Winni. Haggett's Marine in Concord NH is also an Evinrude dealer and arguably a more reputable outfit IMHO.

Far as the spitfire prop I just put one on my new boat (Merc 60HP Command Thrust), I had to jump the pitch to get the WOT RPMs down. Works great and interestingly enough did not see a huge hit in the hole shot which I attribute to the fact the old prop was three blades versus the 4 on the spitfire.

The hub assembly on those spitfires is separate from the prop itself so you have to make sure you get the correct assembly for the outboard application. If you order one they sell them either with or without a hub assembly. The hub assembly can also be purchased separately.
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I believe Thurston's is the "local" dealer of them on Winni. Haggett's Marine in Concord NH is also an Evinrude dealer and arguably a more reputable outfit IMHO.
Curious why you would say this?...did you have a bad encounter at Thurston's?

I can tell you my experience with their service department has been nothing but stellar and professional. They have helped me out immensely over the years when no one else could / would! I would recommend Thurston's to anyone in a heartbeat!

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Cost wise you will save $ buying on line. Winni loves eating props and the marinas know it!
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Curious why you would say this?...did you have a bad encounter at Thurston's?

I can tell you my experience with them has been nothing but stellar and professional. They have helped me out immensely over the years when no one else could / would! I would recommend Thurston's to anyone in a heartbeat!

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I won't get into specifics as I don't think it appropriate on a public forum, however they were one of oh 2 dozen dealers I visited or spoke to on the phone as I was in the process of deciding what and where I was going to purchase a new fishing boat this past fall. The conversation with them was best described as non-productive and of all the dealers I spoke to they were by far the worst. I won't waste my time there again. Hey it is what it is.
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I won't get into specifics as I don't think it appropriate on a public forum, however they were one of oh 2 dozen dealers I visited or spoke to on the phone as I was in the process of deciding what and where I was going to purchase a new fishing boat this past fall. The conversation with them was best described as non-productive and of all the dealers I spoke to they were by far the worst. I won't waste my time there again. Hey it is what it is.
That's unfortunate Maxum. I have never dealt with their sales department only their service department many times over the years who as I have said has been great on numerous occasions!

I had the same issue as you when I was searching for my wife's boat a couple years ago. A very well known and respected marina in the northern section of the lake made us feel like we were bothering them. Guess they didn't realize we were ready to buy that day and had cash with us! Made the sale somewhere else that afternoon and couldn't be happier!

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If you can't find the new prop that you want for tomorrow, Jeff Fay normally has a supply of reconditioned used props. If he has one to get you through 'till you get the new one that you want then you will also have an emergency spare prop. Also Dave's motorboat shop is a place to check.
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That's unfortunate Maxum. I have never dealt with their sales department only their service department many times over the years who as I have said has been great on numerous occasions!

I had the same issue as you when I was searching for my wife's boat a couple years ago. A very well known and respected marina in the northern section of the lake made us feel like we were bothering them. Guess they didn't realize we were ready to buy that day and had cash with us! Made the sale somewhere else that afternoon and couldn't be happier!

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It really is.

As a general observation I've dealt with a couple dealers for parts or just asking questions regarding a problem I was having and have never been disappointed.

Making a large purchase it a big decision and it makes all the difference to have a sales person to interface with that gets it. Too many don't!
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has a fairly large stock of aluminum and SS props. They aren't priced too bad but you do pay for the convenience!

Almost all marinas have used and consigned props. Call around! You may be able to fond a used one at reasonable price!
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I realize it may be to late for this weekend, but I would consider a 4 blade aluminum prop. I bought a Turning Point Hustler off of Amazon for like 100.00, and I love it. I now keep the 3 blade SS prop for a back up. The 4 blade gets up on plane faster, more economical on fuel, cheaper to replace, and I have not lost any top end. The hub is sold separately, and is another 35, 40 bucks. Well worth it to me. It's not a question of IF you hit something, it's when...
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While on the subject of propellers, where is the best place to send them to for minor repairs these days.

Would like to get something touched up that is not club-ed over and bent. Just some light clean up on the edges, no mods to the pitch or anything like that.

Would probably want to do it during off season. Any suggestions
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While on the subject of propellers, where is the best place to send them to for minor repairs these days.

Would like to get something touched up that is not club-ed over and bent. Just some light clean up on the edges, no mods to the pitch or anything like that.

Would probably want to do it during off season. Any suggestions
You can drop it off at just about any marina. Prop repair places drop off and pick up weekly, or bi-weekly (from most marina's) depending on location, in the summer months. Probably pick up/drop off monthly in the off season. Just talk to your local marina.

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Hi All,

I'm looking for a new prop for my bassboat, I dinged mine when the wind blew me into a shoal while fishing.

I was hoping to pick one up tomorrow as I will be in the Lakes Region and would like to fish this weekend. My boat is a 1991 Nitro with an Evinrude Intruder outboard.

I'm looking for an aluminum prop to replace what I believe is a 21 pitch Propco 3 blade aluminum. Somonee recommended a Mercury Spitfire 4 blade, but I'm open to other suggestions.

Any dealers with lots off props in stock?

Thanks

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There are at least two other threads on the subject.

While wandering Wolfeboro town docks, a van went by with Maine plates. Emblazoned on the sides was the message, "Props fixed".

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Only place I have heard over and over is H&H propeller in Salem MA as the place to get a prop fixed. Last I knew most marinas around the lake sent busted up props there to be fixed.

Here's a list of who deals with them... https://www.hhprop.com/locate-dealer/nh-prop-repair.php

I've seen the work they do and it is amazing.
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A few years ago I hit a semi submerged log and bent up one of my 18" 4 blade bronze props (not cheap). Irwin sent them both to HH and they can back perfect, no vibrations and a fraction of the price of new ones. They scanned and balanced them. A week or so of downtime, but worth it.
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Only place I have heard over and over is H&H propeller in Salem MA as the place to get a prop fixed. Last I knew most marinas around the lake sent busted up props there to be fixed.

Here's a list of who deals with them... https://www.hhprop.com/locate-dealer/nh-prop-repair.php

I've seen the work they do and it is amazing.
Thank you that was the name of the place I was looking for. I just could not remember it at the time.
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If you are ever in the Plymouth, MA area, New England Propellers has done excellent work for me when those nasty rocks at Winni have jumped up from the bottom and damaged my props. The props look like new when they are done.
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