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    Took the new motor on the lake boat out for a spin last weekend. Spun it up to a modest 8900 RPM and did a couple hole shots and one short pass. Loaded it on the trailer and cracked 2 ears on the prop. I hope it's salvagable. Sorry no pictures yet but I will say that my slip rate was under 3 percent. Getting ready for the Marble lake races!! Thanks to Aaron and Dave (and who ever else is helping)!! Don't worry, I have a couple of spare props yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drag120 View Post
    Took the new motor on the lake boat out for a spin last weekend. Spun it up to a modest 8900 RPM and did a couple hole shots and one short pass. Loaded it on the trailer and cracked 2 ears on the prop. I hope it's salvagable. Sorry no pictures yet but I will say that my slip rate was under 3 percent. Getting ready for the Marble lake races!! Thanks to Aaron and Dave (and who ever else is helping)!! Don't worry, I have a couple of spare props yet!
    Tom, now now no pre race testing.

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    Are you running that blue Seabold capsule boat Tom ?

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    I'm not running it yet. I'm running the new motor on the other boat first and then putting it on the blue and white one. I have more work to do on it before it hits the water. I just hope the weather stays nice this year. Testing is the name of the game!! I want to run the capsule boat at Marble lake. Working on a few "goodies" on that boat too.

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    I was told in the world of V drives when I prop starts to tear or its dinged or bent. It junk we dont repair these things. You get a new one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flattie View Post
    I was told in the world of V drives when I prop starts to tear or its dinged or bent. It junk we dont repair these things. You get a new one...
    Any kind of damage can be repaired on the V-drive props. They're welded up from pieces when they're originally made anyway.

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