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    I have a B-1 26 p that has a crack in one of the blades.The crack is about 3 in. long and about 2 in from the tip of the blade. Can this be repaired? I looked over the prop and there are no dents or dings not even a scratch? What could have caused this/ over proping ? With out a hit mark to indicate that it fractued on impact is puzzling.

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    Depends on how thick/thin the blade is. A prop guy will likely have to look at it to be sure. I use Kevin @ R&R Prop Shop in Henderson, NV. Great guy. 702-564-7502.
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    Well, found out that this prop is not repairable....I will be looking for a new one.

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    Ouch, trailing edge crack...that's much worse than one starting at the leading edge.
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    Check the prop shaft for straightness. Had to tell from the small picture , but it also looks like a cavitation burn and maybe even some heat coloring. It looks almost like yellowing from welding heat. Again hard to tell from the pic. Strange place for a crack to start?

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    Merc will warranty that if it is less than a year old and there are no other signs of damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDMarine View Post
    Merc will warranty that if it is less than a year old and there are no other signs of damage.
    two seasons with that prop

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdpm View Post
    Check the prop shaft for straightness. Had to tell from the small picture , but it also looks like a cavitation burn and maybe even some heat coloring. It looks almost like yellowing from welding heat. Again hard to tell from the pic. Strange place for a crack to start?
    Many thoughts on this....I was told to look for any obstuctions before the prop under the boat , on the back end, on the drive and on the leading edge of the drive.That could cause an air bubble. As it turns out I do have a scratch on the lower unit just in front of the prop.I will sand that out to see if it fixes the problem.

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    Sometimes props just break, I see it all the time. Don't waste your time or money on this one, that ear will never be the same and is going to break!

    Who did you purchase the prop from/when?
    Has it ever been repaired?

    Show us a smaller complete picture of the prop and the drive! You might get lucky and have Merc warranty that prop!

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    Has that prop been repaired? In the "002" picture, the blade almost looks wavy and it looks like there are some possible sand marks that have been polished out? Call who you purchased the prop from (unless it was over a year ago) and try to pull out the warranty card, because this prop is now a trophy. No matter who says they can fix it (don't waste your money), it will break and could ruin much more than just the prop...

    If you need a new one, give us a call. We have one on the shelf for you ready to go!

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    Not repaired that I know of. I have heard that comment after showing it. I'm guessing some kind of work was done .I have been using it for two seasons so I don't know if any warranty whould apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teague Custom Marine View Post
    Has that prop been repaired? In the "002" picture, the blade almost looks wavy and it looks like there are some possible sand marks that have been polished out? Call who you purchased the prop from (unless it was over a year ago) and try to pull out the warranty card, because this prop is now a trophy. No matter who says they can fix it (don't waste your money), it will break and could ruin much more than just the prop...

    If you need a new one, give us a call. We have one on the shelf for you ready to go!

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    I agree with the above that prop is nothing more than recycle value.

    TCM is the best place for props or parts and they will ship it anywhere you need it and fast. No joke... Teague Custom Marine parts department has no equal. It is who I call if I need something asap and if they do not have it they will get it for you or make it.

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    P.S. Prop Tip for the day... if you have a knife sharpening stone it works great for taking minor dings out of the prop edges. It's those minor chips and dings to the leading edge that cause catastrophic failures and major cracks to appear. Plus it is prudent to inspect the prop regularly.
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