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Old 12-06-2006, 05:35 PM   #1
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A couple of questions please, firstly Trailers, does anyone know how much a trailer service should cost I have a single axel braked Fletcher trailer about 3 years old, or is this something you can do yourself if so has anyone got a guide on how to setup the brakes where to grease and check the bearings etc. (doing a long trip to Devon soon).

Secondly propellers, found this website on the net http://www.steeldevelopments.co.uk/ are they any good is their an alternative? I am looking for a steel prop for my Yam 100HP fours stroke, will it make any difference on my boat in terms of speed / acceleration? She does 35- 37mph at 6000 rpm with the standard prop, basically is it worth spending 300 on a new prop?

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Old 12-06-2006, 06:19 PM   #2
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I paid about 150 squids for my service, I have it done every year.
Never had any problems on the road since I started a regular service schedual.
Before this I was stranded in Spain & had to wait 4 days for the next boat!
Get it done mate, or you'll be sorry sooner rather that later.

Mike K (on here) reckons Steel Developments are OK. I prefere the Pro Boys in Poole, I'll dig the name & number out if your interested.
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I prefere the Pro Boys in Poole, I'll dig the name & number out if your interested.

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Cheers guys you think its worth the 300 then?
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Cheers guys you think its worth the 300 then?
That's the starting price mate, with NO upper limit !!!!!!!!
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Cheers guys you think its worth the 300 then?
If the prop you are buying is on a like for like basis it wont make much if any performance increase, if I was you i'd save the 300 and put it in your fuel tank.
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If the prop you are buying is on a like for like basis it wont make much if any performance increase, if I was you i'd save the 300 and put it in your fuel tank.
Steel developments reckon get a Stainless prop the "titan" and drop from a 19pitch to a 17 pitch anyone agree?
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whats your max revs dude
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6K manual says 5000 to 6000 i run at 5,900 - 6,000 with current prop
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If your seeing 6K rpm at the moment I wouldn't have thought you'd want to go down in pitch.
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6K ,,,,,,,,,, down in pitch.
Sorry, ucked-up here ,,,,,,, don't even ask !!!!!!
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Secondly propellers, found this website on the net http://www.steeldevelopments.co.uk/
Send one of mine friends to buy a new Solas Titan HR 21P there.
God service and fast delivery.

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If your seeing 6K rpm at the moment I wouldn't have thought you'd want to go down in pitch.
Thats what i figured but the woman said chnaging from ali to steel thats what u should do ?!?
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Thats what i figured but the woman said chnaging from ali to steel thats what u should do ?!?
that'll teach ya bout getin advice from a woman!
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Re: Trailers & Propellers

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[B]Trailers & Propellers

is this something you can do yourself if so has anyone got a guide on how to setup the brakes where to grease and check the bearings etc.


Hi Stewart, try this web site if you are interested in doing the service yourself. Helped me out.

http://www.ntta.co.uk/law/index.htm

Lots of usefull info there.

Daren

By the way, your a bad influence.
2 minutes of holding your nipper on Sunday and Taz gets the family man bug and puts his Phantom up for sale.
I dont know how you sleep at night...
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