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    Tune my props or buy new?

    Im pulling the boat out (1989 3818) to paint the bottom and need to have my props tuned up. Is it worth it or should I buy new?. The reason I am having them trued up is because the surveyor said they needed it and he showed me the difference in the blades even though they had no noticiable dings.

    Grego

    #2
    Any idea what it will cost to have them tuned? I am guessing half the cost of new at most any ideas.


    Grego

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      #3
      New props will probably run you $3000? I just had my oem Nakashima 20X22 tuned down to 20X20 with balance and repaired some dings for $275 a prop and they removed and installed both in the water for $300...so $850 total and I had to do nothing.
      . . .It places the lotion in the Basket. . .and that basket happens to be in a 1987 Bayliner 3870 w/ Hino 175's

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        #4
        Call the Prop Shop in Mukilteo, WA. (425) 745-1700
        Ask for John or Gary. I’ve used them several times; last about 5 years ago.

        Once they do your props, they keep a record (scans) of them so you can have them put back the way they were when you hit the next log
        100T MMC 2307794

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          #5
          Plus one on the Prop Shop in Mukilteo. They are an Edmonds Yacht Club goto for prop work.
          P/C Pete
          Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
          1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
          Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
          1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
          MMSI 367770440
          1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
          Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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            #6
            Tune them up just had mine done in Alaska and boat is spooky smooth
            i would bet new props are not this smooth
            cheers
            Roy
            ketchikan Alaska
            1988 3818
            EH 700
            Custom hard top enclosed

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              #7
              Prop shop in Mukilteo, WA, I have slightly different gear ratios on my 3870, they matched my 4 blade props up to within 25 RPM.
              Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

              Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
              Twin 350 GM power
              Located in Seward, AK
              Retired marine surveyor

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                #8
                I had mine done at Olympic Prop in Anacortes. Balanced the thrust from both engines through the props. I am very happy with them.

                1987 3818 dual 175 Hinos.
                Fred
                Former USCG C130 Pilot
                Salish Sea Pirate

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