Ever had your prop blown?

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by trophywa, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. trophywa

    trophywa Captain Stubing

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    Made macs at EB. Leave for the 302. Doing 20 knots, reach the mark. See puddling tuna, shut down to get organized. Say let’s fly the kite! Start the boat, throw the kite up and get about 2800 rpm, motor revs to connecting rod failure(almost). Put it in neutral, reel the kite in. Collect our thoughts and think prop hub is spun, try a couple hard take offs and rpms to the moon. Troll from 302 to PT.Loma at 2300 rpm or about 5.7 mph for the next 5 hours. All the kelps were dry, one whale, one turtle. Put the spare prop on at the marina and will hit it hard tomorrow, just not sure if we’re going south or north.
     
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  2. REELCLOSE

    REELCLOSE Well-Known "Member"

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    Better a "spun" prop than a lost prop for sure. Why not change it out in the water?
     
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  3. ShadBurke

    ShadBurke I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Powertech?

    Around 600-1,000 hrs?
     
  4. trophywa

    trophywa Captain Stubing

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    No nut wrench.I have one in here now.
     
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  5. trophywa

    trophywa Captain Stubing

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    Apollo xhs about 1000 hours, yes.
     
  6. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    MAJOR= "Ever blow your prop Gunny"

    GUNNY HIGHWAY="Hell ya, after the 3rd bitch stole my pickup in the Oceans11
    Parking in lot in O'side, I blew my prop clean thru the back wall of Motel6" LOL LOL

    (glad you made it back to port)

    GunnyHighway.jpg
     
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  7. fishingsurfing

    fishingsurfing Tuna Twin

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    Were the puddlers size large tunas?
     
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    On the first day of a mother ship trip on the Celia Angelina we came in on the pangas to find the prop laying on the deck.
    Bobby just had it replaced and whoever installed it neglected to weld in the keepers.
    First time they put it in reverse it spun off.
    We got towed around by the Eric for the week and then back to port.

    So yeah, i saw the mother of blown props.
     
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  9. w2much

    w2much w2much

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    And . .........? The water was.......? The fish were......? You saw ....?
     
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  11. Trayscool

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    Yea I spun a prop on a volvo penta and had to jump in the water to replace. We always keep a spare prop and wrench in the boat
     
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  12. fishsmith

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    No, but one time at band camp...
     
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    Fun little casino blew my load on that same motel with a sweet hooker
     
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    Olddog8 Well-Known "Member"

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    Yes, lobster trap in the dark... it sucked
     
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  15. mattador

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    Been there done that . Sounds definitely like a hub on the good news not too expensive to fix. Bad news slows down the day drastically.
     
  16. sandy sandman

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    Don't feel bad I spun a prop out of sd bay couldn't go more than 3 miles an hour trolled for 2 hours for 3 Bonita 6 hours to to get back to Shelter Island launch ramp the second time went to La Jolla kelp somebody stole part of my my prop cap put it in reverse and I lost the whole prop had to get towed in
     
  17. sebastesman

    sebastesman Newbie

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    Been there and done that, always carry a spare and tools to replace at sea
     
  18. Reel hip

    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

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    Ron. All the bionics your packing is making gunny a little wild! Lol
     
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    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

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    Ron. All the bionics your packing is making gunny a little wild! Lol
     
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  20. rhamilton210

    rhamilton210 Adventurous sort

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    Whoa. Scary to see how often spinning a prop happens. Definitely will carry a spare from now on. Now, DONT drop the castellated nut overboard at the 371. Plunk!
     
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    Derby My "Member" is Well Known.

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    Albacore 70 miles out of Morro Bay. Hit a mola mola 35 miles on way in with building seas.

    Swapped on the water hanging of the back of the boat. Didn't realize thrust washer stuck to spun prop. Made it back. At wash down saw that prop machine away bearing carrier to a millimeter of the seals.

    Got to learn how to rebuild a lower unit, got home safe and learned a lesson.
     
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  22. boxofrain

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    I have had chronic hub issues with both props and multiple hub failures leading to long rides at low speed. Just posted about the latest on yesterday
     

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