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Old 06-21-2019, 03:05 PM   #1
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Cost for a Prop

Hey everyone.

I have a 53' Tollycraft. 6v92 TA 550hp with Allison M20 2:1 gearboxes. 17' beam, around 70k lbs.

I had a diver do routine maintenance / anodes and he called with a report that I have a fair amount of prop damage on both. The worst part is I have no idea where I got it. It is what it is, but working on go forward plan. I figured one option to consider is getting new props, and repairing the old ones for spares. However, i have NO CLUE as to what a prop costs. Even ballpark. I am waiting on information from the divers as to current size etc, but figured this fine group would likely be able to provide a ball park for what new props would cost so I can at least come up with a game plan.

Appreciate the input.

Thx - Wade
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Old 06-21-2019, 03:10 PM   #2
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Once you know the size you can look up a new prop on Deep Blue Yacht Supply. Just as a guess you're probably looking at least $2000 per prop, but it really depends on size and material.

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I've found this website recently and thought it was helpful in terms of ballparking props. They have an "estimator" which I think is really a "request a quote" but also show a number of props for sale with prices. For example they show a four bladed 24" x 16 bronze prop for $1622.

I have no relation to this site nor can I recommend them as I'm not a customer, but I found it informative for me as I too was clueless about prop costs.

https://www.propellerdepot.com/
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Old 06-21-2019, 03:38 PM   #4
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ok thanks! thats what i was hoping to find out.

appreciate those site links. those were very helpful.
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I would suspect that with 550hp, your props will be a lot larger than the ones listed above. I have 225hp and 24x24 props. I just had mine rebuilt over the winter. They didn’t have much damage but one blade on each was quite a bit out of pitch. It cost $980 each to have them built. They are now right on spec. I had them repitch the props to 23.5” to give me a bit more RPM. The vibration I was getting is now gone. I would guess you would be looking in the 3 to 4K range each to buy new props, but that is a guess. The prop shop that I had mine rebuilt at had a lot of used rebuilt props for sale.
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When I was looking at props for my 671s @ 230 HP, they were about $1900 each in Bronze. Mine are four blade, 26" diameter x 26" pitch. I ended up finding an unused set of michigan wheel dyna quad props from a boater that was selling his spares for much less than new but it took months and months of searching to find them.
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Wade, you're lucky to be in Seattle where one of the best prop rebuild places in the PNW is located right in Fisherman's Terminal area--Kruger & Sons. 206.283.7707. Don't ask me how I know about them.


I suspect they also sell props but it might be worth a call to see.
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Thx! Yep, I have already reached out and just up the lake/canal from us. Thx for the tip!
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Once you determine size, I'd get prices from several local prop shops and internet stores for the same brand and size prop. There is a big difference in markup between prop shops.

And not all prop shops will have your size in stock either.
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Most prop shops will not stock what you need and will have to order it. When I had mine rebuilt I asked what a new prop would cost. He said $3500 for a 24x24 with a 2” shaft. I was just curious and didn’t shop around.
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Most prop shops will not stock what you need and will have to order it. When I had mine rebuilt I asked what a new prop would cost. He said $3500 for a 24x24 with a 2” shaft. I was just curious and didn’t shop around.
It pays to shop.
I bought a new Michigan Dynaquad 28 x 20 with a 2.5" shaft in 2016 for around $2,500. The good shops network. This prop is an extreme oddball, but was sitting on a shelf in Seattle.

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Yes, I didn’t shop at all but was just curious what they cost. I have a spare set of 3 blade props that I have never used. I have 4 blade props mounted now.
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I cannot say enough good things about Valley propeller service in Ventura, ca. For a fishing skiff I have, I spoke to owner Brian directly whom we completed a survey of how fast we run, what rpm, sea conditions so he could fit the best prop. He asked me to run the new prop for a while to then see if he could change it. I never knew there could be so much in a prop choice. Over night shipping to me in San Francisco made it very painless. Call Brian if you have not started. https://www.valleypropellerservice.com/.
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A friends 57 Bayliner with 610 hp man diesels had 3” shafts and 30x36 props. The price for new was over $5,000.00 each.
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Divers went back down. I have 30” 31 4 blade and 2 1/4 shafts.
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Take them to a Propshop. They can tell if yours are salvageable, It's pretty amazing what they can do to fix a mangled prop. They'll come back cleaned, trued, balanced and for tons less than new.
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Take them to a Propshop. They can tell if yours are salvageable, It's pretty amazing what they can do to fix a mangled prop. They'll come back cleaned, trued, balanced and for tons less than new.
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And look for Clist & eBay ones that need repair. A used prop + rebuild is usually cheaper than new.
My spare cost about 1/3 of new including rebuild & rebalance.
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Go to a shop that has Prop Scan equipment. They can get the prop right on and then you will have a record of what you have. I had mine done and the vibration I had is gone.
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