Prop Help

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by FLOAT TRIP WILLIE, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    Hey guys I took a nice chunk out of my Prop saturday... And looking around for another.. Maybe even stainless... Do any one of you know where I can find a nice cheap prop? Dont recall the pitch or anything.. Just know i need another

    Its a 1972 Jonhson 50hp
     
  2. 320hotrod

    320hotrod New Member

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    I get mine from Midwest Propeller in Olathe, KS. They are very knowledgeable felas, and very reasonable. They also sell reconditioned for less. #1-800-237-4086 or google midwestpropeller
     

  3. Mr Okie

    Mr Okie New Member

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    Hey there willie..Brandon had posted this number on another thread..maybe this guy can help you..
     
  4. olejer

    olejer New Member

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    Are you Floating Again?
     
  5. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Willy man, i got a new aluminum prop for a 76 model 75 hp johnson. Hit me if ya still need one.
     
  6. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    I have one off a 73, 70 hp that should fit that i will give you.
     
  7. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    Not Yet Jerry.... Might be able to squeeze in another outing or two or three.... Prob want move it til the classic so im stuck on the bank til then...
     
  8. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    also I have a extra set of controls that you can have. Yours is the push button electric shift. right?
     
  9. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    Pooper i have no idea... I dont know much about motors but i can get you some info when i get home
     
  10. Andy52

    Andy52 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I think there's a place in St. Charles that repairs props. Had one done there some years back. It's off I-370 at Hwy 94.
     
  11. TheMadCatter

    TheMadCatter New Member

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    thanks okie, you saved me the trouble of trying to find that number again. i know he has stainless used ones if poopers or countryharts wont fit.
     
  12. buckdoe270

    buckdoe270 New Member

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    I bought one from there 2 years ago but think of the name yet,
    having a senior moment:sad2:
     
  13. buckdoe270

    buckdoe270 New Member

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    got it
    Central Propeller Co

    (636) 946-3113
     
  14. hillbilly25002000

    hillbilly25002000 New Member

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    you gotta be careful with the stainless props u will break ur lower unit before the prop
     
  15. eflow

    eflow New Member

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    Wille I don't have any props but Clark boat motor has a prop repair guy, fair price should only take a week.
     
  16. DWB

    DWB Member

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    Yup this guy has fixed a prop for me in the past. Gary recommended the guy to me a couple years back when I had a fate encounter with a submerged tree up at MTL in my last boat.

    The guy does good work and won't charge you an arm and a leg.
     
  17. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    I had a aluminum prop on my motor when I bought it new and it lasted 6 yrs on lakes, ruined it the first time on the Mississippi.
    Bought a new aluminum prop lasted me 4 yrs.
    I had it rebuilt at a prop shop in Fenton, lasted 1 year. Bought an aluminum rebuilt prop, lasted one yr.
    Bought another new aluminum prop, lasted 4 yrs also.
    Bought a stainless prop from Cabela's, still good after 8 yrs with little sign of wear.

    See a pattern here?
     
  18. Mr Okie

    Mr Okie New Member

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    It appears you are finally learned how to drive a boat....:wink: :wink:
     
  19. 320hotrod

    320hotrod New Member

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    :smile2::smile2: Nice!:smile2::smile2: My previous boat cavitated bad no matter what with aluminum. Switched to stainless and solved that problem and even gained a few mph, but did break engine mount on a suprise midnight fence post. For some reason they don't mark those on the gps maps:confused2:
     
  20. DWB

    DWB Member

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    :smile2::smile2::smile2::smile2::smile2::smile2:

    Now that is some funny stuff there. That said, I went with a stainless on my new boat as well. A bit spendy but worth the cheese IMO.