bad day on the ohio

Discussion in 'KENTUCKY RIVERS TALK' started by catman from owensboro, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. catman from owensboro

    catman from owensboro New Member

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    went out last last week had a bad day no fish and the pic show the rest.
     

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  2. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Don't feel bad, I did nearly the same thing last weekend. Be glad you had a forgiving alloy prop. If you had a stainless prop, you woulda really tore up some lower unit stuff.

    BB in SC
     

  3. kawriverrat

    kawriverrat Member

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    Ive tricked out & modded many of my props like that. Always seemed to make my boat slower:=:)
    Seriously though, you run any river long enough & your prop will eventually find something.
    From the looks of it be glad you werent running a stainles prop.

    As you run a certain river or body of water over a longer period of time that sort of thing seems to happen much less.
     
  4. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    What pissed me off is that I had just put my boat in the water and the hazard that caused my damage was at the end of the boat launch. You would expect that a public launch area would be free of obstacles that could do such damage. It felt like a big rock I hit, underwater at the boat ramp.

    Bill in SC
     
  5. o'boro cat hunter

    o'boro cat hunter New Member

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    Hey Adam,that looks pretty bad,glad you didnt have more damage.I'm sure you'll be back in business Soon.Looks like we got some good weather just around the corner.YOU better hurry
     
  6. nateD

    nateD New Member

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    ouch! gotta hate when that happens. at least its just a prop and not the lower unit also.
     
  7. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    WHAT THE HELL DID YOU HIT!!!!!!??????????
     
  8. catman from owensboro

    catman from owensboro New Member

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    tree right under the water at 10 mph...
     
  9. Tool958

    Tool958 New Member

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    Ouch! Been there, done that. Hope it didn't hurt the lower unit any.
     
  10. katman#1

    katman#1 New Member

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    thats a day alright might want to start keeping a spare prop
     
  11. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    WOW.. i have never seen wood tear a prop apart like that... i was thinking you must have got into some concrete or rocks.. atleast aluminum props are cheap.... and dont throw that one away you can send it in to be repaired for a fraction of the cost of new and have you a spare..
     
  12. beespringer

    beespringer New Member

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    I got me one looks just like that ..lol...mine came from getting into some concrete..
     
  13. tswebb71

    tswebb71 New Member

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    I bet there was some serious vibration on the way back to the ramp!! Sorry bout your luck Adam.
     
  14. catman from owensboro

    catman from owensboro New Member

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    it was fun going back at 11 mph but got a new one on . fishing here i come
     
  15. Jeremy Leach

    Jeremy Leach New Member

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    Just be glad you still have a lower unit. I did the same thing years back but I was running around 50mph and it turned me into a 360 and took my whole lower unit off. $4000 later I was back in bussiness, thank god for insurance though!!!!!
     
  16. catcrazed

    catcrazed New Member

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    Dam Leach!!!! Everyones saying hes lucky to have a lower unit but Id day your lucky to be alive!!! :time-out: