Ran up on sandbar going 8mph 2 weekends ago. Called Nettle Props, got the new on installed and went out Sunday for a test and do some boarding. at about 10mph after pulling out I started to feel the boat vibrations.
Took it into dealer and I just got word that the shaft was so bent the dial indicator won't measure it. Shaft, strut, and prop all gone...
I'm probably going to be claiming this on insurance. Just hoping to have it back in the water in 2 weeks.
It was torture on Sunday seeing this and not being able to ride.
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Thread: bad to worse...
06-06-2011, 06:38 PM #1
bad to worse...
06-06-2011, 11:19 PM #2
matt - Sorry about the drive line damage. Hope it's covered by insurance and you are back on the water soon. - Deerfield2007 Outback
2012 RAM Crew Cab
06-07-2011, 09:59 AM #3
06-07-2011, 10:04 AM #4
the sandbar was at somerville. the pic was early in the morning at Scotts ridge, conroe. I had to stay close to home that day because of the chance of getting called in to work.
David- I'm all about Trinity once this thing gets fixed. The lack of rain and cost of all this makes me think twice about some of the lakes around here.
06-07-2011, 10:17 AM #5
Where is Scott's Ridge? That's gotta be on the north side of Conroe back in the coves. Assuming that's the national forest on the left, is that back around near that public boat launch?'05 Mobius LSV
06-07-2011, 10:18 AM #6
That's why you buy insurance, right? To an insurer a small (what, $2000-2500?) property damage only claim is not a big deal. It's also not really an "at fault" because a submerged object is kind of like a trap-- anyone can fall in it.
When I did this last year I saw it as an opportunity to get a backup prop. I got a new one through the claim and then sent the old one in to be fixed. I know it was tough missing that water but you are going to see a lot more good water soon.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
06-07-2011, 10:25 AM #7
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