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My son, a friend of mine, and myself actually went hunting one day this past week.
Put the boat in the water, got everything packed in and I shoved us off and piled in the front.
Man put the motor in gear and started backwards and had to turn off to one side to ease the boat around to navigate away from the ramp.
He hit a "stick", no big deal since he was literally just at idle speed.
Motor quit and he was trying to restart it and was having some trouble.
Picked the motor up and the stick turned out to be on the verge of being a log.
It was about 3" in diameter.
He had to lock the motor in the up position and my buddy had to actually stand up and use his foot to push / stomp the log and get it un-wedged from between the blade of the prop and the "foot" of the motor.
He was like, how in the WORLD did that happen.
Man dropped the motor, fired it up and eased on out.
Got in the ditch and tried to get on plane.
Something wasn't right so my buddy moved up and got in the front with me.
No help.
Man cut it off again and raised the motor up.
I wish I had a picture but I will get one later.
It didn't break anything but it CURLED one of the blades on the prop. Bent it towards the transom of the boat and up towards the foot of the motor! :shock:
How in the world it bent aluminum that far without breaking it is beyond me.
We went ahead and eased in and out that day but have another prop on order.
Very strange stuff.
 
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BMan":2t9qco9z said:
So who was your friend? Murphy?

LOL Murphy lives in my house and has an apartment in my boat.
 
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Beats a bent prop shaft. I did that on the Duck downriver of my ramp. Hitting something was part of doing business on that river so I always carried a spare prop.


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MickThompson":1lnaoayr said:
Beats a bent prop shaft.


Oh absolutely!
That's why we run aluminum instead of stainless.
Well that and because I can't afford stainless anyway. :rotf:
 
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I’ve always heard that but don’t buy it. I was running an AL prop when I did mine. I think what really matters is if the hub slips or not. If not, something has to give.


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Dbllunger":3mgk5f97 said:
Wow! Bizarre. Post up a pic when you can. I want to see that.

Will do.
If you could have been there and seen / heard how slow we were moving and how many rpm's he was turning it would amaze you even more.
 
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Shoot I'm glad it wasn't ice in the lower unit or something this time. My prop is chewed up so bad I really should buy a new one. It's the 2nd prop I've chewed up since I got the motor.


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catman529":28jelkxc said:
Shoot I'm glad it wasn't ice in the lower unit or something this time. My prop is chewed up so bad I really should buy a new one. It's the 2nd prop I've chewed up since I got the motor.


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I have learned alot since then lol

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RUGER":394a1c6x said:
BMan":394a1c6x said:
So who was your friend? Murphy?

LOL Murphy lives in my house and has an apartment in my boat.
Lol, seems he is taking up shop with me too lately


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Seems like duck hunting is the gift that keeps on giving lol


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TurkeyBurd":1pvpks7c said:
Do you ever kill any ducks?
Nope.


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TurkeyBurd":ygx73ctc said:
Do you ever kill any ducks?
Well I take that back. I have killed 1 this year.


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cbhunter":2fmtv13z said:
RUGER":2fmtv13z said:
BMan":2fmtv13z said:
So who was your friend? Murphy?

LOL Murphy lives in my house and has an apartment in my boat.
Lol, seems he is taking up shop with me too lately


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Ok since I live in AR now I have the right to ask... Who the heck is Murphy? :oops: :pop:
 
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rem270":tx1qaaln said:
cbhunter":tx1qaaln said:
RUGER":tx1qaaln said:
BMan said:
So who was your friend? Murphy?

LOL Murphy lives in my house and has an apartment in my boat.
Lol, seems he is taking up shop with me too lately


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Ok since I live in AR now I have the right to ask... Who the heck is Murphy? :oops: :pop:
Lol Murphy's law ring a bell?

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Google is my best friend... Murphy's Law means anything than can go wrong will go wrong :D
 
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Fish died and got more busted pipes at work....


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