Need a suggestion -- motor maintenance and prop straighten

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by TN Greg, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. TN Greg

    TN Greg Member

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    Hey folks,

    The place I took my boat last spring to get it's annual service is no longer in business. :sad2:

    I need some suggestions. I have an evinrude 115 that I want to get serviced as well as a prop that needs to be put back into shape. Any ideas for somewhere near the 270 / 70 intersection? For example, somewhere in St. Charles will suffice. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    I've taken a couple of my props to this feller, reasonably priced and good work...not sure if he does maintenance or not but give him a call...he is in St Charles too!

    Performance Propeller
    15 Droste Sq
    St Charles MO 63301
    636-949-3121
     

  3. catfishchris

    catfishchris Active Member

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    They will do props, but I am pretty sure they do any maintenance.
     
  4. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    On this side of the river you have 111 prop shop, the guy next to him services motors. 618-931-7767 They both do great work!!
     
  5. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    Theres a place in st. charles called central propeller
    I lost the number, but they're pretty reasonable

    When my rude was running i took my prop to em. They fixed that 1 and I bought another pretty cheap

    You should be able to find their number and address on the web

    good luck buddy
     
  6. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Is it even cost effective to repair an Aluminum Prop?

    Course the LAST one I trashed was a little beyond economical repair, more like FUBAR!:roll_eyes:
     
  7. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    In my past research, I came to the same idea as Skipeye. Aluminum just doesn't hold up well once it's been repaired. I'm no welder of any merit, but once anything is welded, the area immediately next to the weld is now far weaker and will come apart or damage quickly.
    My own personal experience:
    One new aluminum = 4 years
    One new aluminum = 6 years
    One repaired aluminum = 1 year
    One repaired aluminum = 6 months
    One new stainless = 10 years and counting with no damage
     
  8. BEHITJ

    BEHITJ New Member

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    Greg this is the place to get your prop done I know Bob Lipton personaly he has done lower unit and prop work on my ranger. He has raced boats for many years and he builds race motors and lower units and he knows his props to a "T". As far as maintenance try St.Charles Boat and Motor I think it's on North 2nd street.
     
  9. TN Greg

    TN Greg Member

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    I took it there yesterday. Thanks for the input.