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    Default Want to buy: Algon (Stellings) prop release

    I am looking for a Algon (Stellings) prop release for my Sanger. Must be in good working confition and be for LH drive and 1" shafts. Mine blew up/stripped out this summer after a power upgrade. Boat is currently dead in the water. Please call 208-409-7911 Thanks
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    If it broke with a power upgrade why not upgrade to a whirl away unit. Those units served there purpose but IMO there are now better options
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    talk to J.J.at beaverfab.com
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    His was a 2 sprag unit, the smallest made, a very early unit and the sprags didn't fail. The part that failed was the race with 50 little ball bearings running around held captive by the end cap. A small potion of that race broke and allowed the ball bearings to stack up and bind the shaft. This one had no o-ring seal to keep water out and probably was the initial cause of the problem. The new version will be available with 2 to 4 sprags depending on HP and will be upgradable as HP increases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1bdhondo View Post
    If it broke with a power upgrade why not upgrade to a whirl away unit. Those units served there purpose but IMO there are now better options
    I don't want to get into a pissing match but what makes you think a whirlaway is better? The main reason I started to remake the Algons was to help all the guys doing old restorations with v-drives other than split case Casales. Once the word got out I started to get a lot of inquiries from the circle boat guys because a lot of them preferred the Algon type release over the whirlaway because they could drive deeper into the turn because of the 'instant' release with no drag that the whirlaway has. An Algon was good enough for Ray Casseli to the end, RIP Ray.
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    Hello Steve, I am eagerly awaiting your new prop release. I didn't mean to knock the scab off this old wound. have no real preference at this time. Just don't want to have to do the whirlaway upgrade to my Casale 10* when Steves new prop release will serve me best with the advantage of the more simple install. I was just feeling out the boards to see if there were any useable units available just to get me by until you get yours built.

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    Algon or Stellings prop release wanted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo143 View Post
    I don't want to get into a pissing match but what makes you think a whirlaway is better? The main reason I started to remake the Algons was to help all the guys doing old restorations with v-drives other than split case Casales. Once the word got out I started to get a lot of inquiries from the circle boat guys because a lot of them preferred the Algon type release over the whirlaway because they could drive deeper into the turn because of the 'instant' release with no drag that the whirlaway has. An Algon was good enough for Ray Casseli to the end, RIP Ray.
    You go put one in the 3000 hp red barron if there so good ill watch from shore as you make that pass and cheer you on !!!

    Honest question do you have a performance boat 100+ mph with an algon in it ?? that you drive on a regular basis over 100 mph ? answer that question honestly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1bdhondo View Post
    You go put one in the 3000 hp red barron if there so good ill watch from shore as you make that pass and cheer you on !!!

    Honest question do you have a performance boat 100+ mph with an algon in it ?? that you drive on a regular basis over 100 mph ? answer that question honestly.
    Ray, I had an Algon in my old Fresno flat (NDBA Super Mod 440ci BBC) from 77 to 85 and never had a problem. Wasn't an all out race deal but the times it was raced it ran 102 - 103 mph. I used that boat 20 to 30 times a year and can't remember a time I didn't hammer it at least 3 or 4 times every time out, maybe I was lucky but mine never broke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1bdhondo View Post
    You go put one in the 3000 hp red barron if there so good ill watch from shore as you make that pass and cheer you on !!!

    Honest question do you have a performance boat 100+ mph with an algon in it ?? that you drive on a regular basis over 100 mph ? answer that question honestly.
    Andy Herbert's DiMarco hydro with the 440SBC and powerglide had a 3 sprag rebuilt unit in it from day one and it was about a 120 mph boat. There are some running in SE and PS/SS on the East coast and one in a Cracker Box that is the family's river boat. The Algon was good enough for Ray Caselli and all the records he set. He ran a 4 sprag unit that my new version is designed around. I would put one in the Baron if I could but it won't fit. 13/8" output shaft and 11/4" prop shaft. The Algon I am remaking will be 11/8" at the most. A lot of the circle racers prefer the Algon over the Whirlaway because of the way it releases, instantly with no drag, which allows them to drive deeper into the turn. I never intended to compete with Casale and their Whirlaway, it is a great product. I wanted to help the guys with older boats that they are restoring that are running toploaders, Ace/Champions, etc. but need a prop release. Most of these restorations are getting way more power than was ever intended.
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    Default algon take me away!

    Steveo, any idea when they will be available, and whats the price?
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    Curious, will it work with a v-drive that has reverse in the case?
    I get in boat and push the peddle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by V-Driven View Post
    Steveo, any idea when they will be available, and whats the price?
    Hopefully within 6 weeks. Don't know cost yet as all the steps in manufacturing haven't been completed but trying to keep price under 600.00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broken Paddle View Post
    Curious, will it work with a v-drive that has reverse in the case?
    Will not work with a trans with reverse.
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