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Old 04-02-2008, 05:01 PM   #1
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Bent prop...WTF

Out on the water today testing me modded turbo and fueling... all went well...pootling home at about 25knots and a big hand grabbed the stern of the boat then let it go, at least, that's what it felt like. Got the boat out of the water and found this... not a mark on the gearcase, nor the rear prop and no marks on the blades of the front prop but all three are bent over by about 30°. Anyone got any ideas?
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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.or perhaps a bit of drift wood between ventilation plate and prop?
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Too much torque from your modded turbo?!
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not a mark on the gearcase, nor the rear prop and no marks on the blades of the front prop but all three are bent over by about 30°. Anyone got any ideas?
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:31 PM   #5
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.or perhaps a bit of drift wood between ventilation plate and prop
I guess it could be if it was smooth, just the right size and length to come in sideways and pass through.
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Out on the water today testing me modded turbo and fueling... all went well...pootling home at about 25knots and a big hand grabbed the stern of the boat then let it go, at least, that's what it felt like. Got the boat out of the water and found this... not a mark on the gearcase, nor the rear prop and no marks on the blades of the front prop but all three are bent over by about 30°. Anyone got any ideas?

I see this all the time on the River Teign...Soft rotten Driftwood, Semi submerged.
On a serious note I was once involved in the "Rolex Murder" Trial at crown court as a key witness as i straigntened the propeller that pounded the head of the dead guy who's identity was taken by the the canadian insestual gold bullion smuggling god preaching banker (Ronald Platt) see film or book!

My I.D was kept private as my bosses at the time had royalties!

So it may have been a dead body or animal.OOOOOOOOOOOH!

If it was shallow my bet is a submerged log or sleeper

The prosecution was sealed due to the fact my evidence stated that the damage to the prop could not have been done by the mooring chain as explained by Mr Platt during questioning. This was later exposed due to the fact that the Yacht "Lady Jane" was seen going back to her mooring in astern after dumping the body at sea from Dartmouth!!!!!!!!
He got triple life
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Is Lady Jane a big motor yacht, there's one here in Dartmouth by that name. Also have you still got the Carb for the yammie 50 i bought up a while ago to be rebuilt?

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Is Lady Jane a big motor yacht, there's one here in Dartmouth by that name. Also have you still got the Carb for the yammie 50 i bought up a while ago to be rebuilt?

Ed (Rudie's mate from Dartmouth)
Lady Jane was a Trident 24 the Last time i saw her was chepstow forensics lab in Wales! I fitted a vetus Diesel to it.
Yes i still have the carb and all the bits here waiting for your nod with your name on them Mr Carter

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