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#3124670 - 01/15/13 10:03 AM Mac's River Runner?
Slaughter-06
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Has anybody ever used one? How did it work for you?

I have replaced 3 shafts on my 25 merc and the one I am running now is bent as well.
I have gone through more props than I care to count, the stumps at Reelfoot have taken there toll on my motor and I am ready to try a prop guard of some kind.
I like the looks of the Mac's River Runner the best.
I am just wondering if they work and how much it will slow my boat down??

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#3124786 - 01/15/13 11:36 AM Re: Mac's River Runner? [Re: Slaughter-06]
Spurhunter
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Not sure how pricey a prop shaft is for a 25 but a machinist can straighten yours out. My buddy runs a 200 Merc and when he bent his I took it to work and put it in the lathe and straightened it. Saved him $300.

I have no experience with the river runner. Was just offering a tip on the bent shafts.

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#3125105 - 01/15/13 02:46 PM Re: Mac's River Runner? [Re: Spurhunter]
Slaughter-06
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I get my shafts for free and replace them myself, cost is not a problem, having to do it is a pain in the rear though.
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#3125116 - 01/15/13 02:52 PM Re: Mac's River Runner? [Re: Spurhunter]
Slaughter-06
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 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
Not sure how pricey a prop shaft is for a 25 but a machinist can straighten yours out. My buddy runs a 200 Merc and when he bent his I took it to work and put it in the lathe and straightened it. Saved him $300.

I have no experience with the river runner. Was just offering a tip on the bent shafts.



I am currious as to how you get the bent shaft out, everytime I replace mine I have to cut the shaft off right at the nut just to get the nut off! also when the shafts get bent they also twist some and there is no way to remove the nut unless you cut the shaft off right at the nut!


Edited by Slaughter-06 (01/15/13 02:53 PM)

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#3125268 - 01/15/13 04:53 PM Re: Mac's River Runner? [Re: Slaughter-06]
jakeway
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I researched them and they work well but slow you down 2-5 MPH, depending on motor size and boat setup. I decided against it because with a 6 HP I need all the speed I can get.
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#3128603 - 01/17/13 04:47 PM Re: Mac's River Runner? [Re: jakeway]
waterman
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Loc: roane county

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use 1 on the caney. during low water leaves a trail that looks like your ready to plant taters, but gets you back upstream. saves on prop damage
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