Prop was off in May during service and anodes changed. Yep, there is a sizeable chunk out of it on one and a bend on other. I wouldn't mind but I was doing it by the book and know the hazards of the area. Just my kuck to be there one day before the dredger, who incidentally I watched the next day!!!
I plan on coming into my mooring stern to and trimming right up, so prop is just proud of the water. Needless to say, I haven't got a bloody clue how to change it
or what size it is.
We don't ski (remember I am a sailor really, so this is all alien to me), so top speed is more important than getting out the hole. I hear people reporting 50mph out of this boat/engine package but 40mph is absolutely the limit for me, fully trimmed out.
Will a higher pitch not add strain to the gearbox? Because that'll be the next thing to go.
Wish I could just buy a new one but I could not justify (or afford) £40k + for a boat this size.
Despite it all, I still love boats and the water. I am working on the fact that once I have rectified the snags (and I am fussy about things being right) that I will have a boat that is mine and one I know every quirk of.
I have to say, she is the smoothest boat I have owned, even in a chop. One thing I would never be without now are trim tabs, fantastic.
Just wish boats were cheaper to run, sure some things are stainless steel but in general they are car parts in marine packaging = 3 times the price.
Thanks again Baasboat