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Len
05-22-2006, 03:36 PM
I have a 2000 25hp Johnson Motor with a three blade prop.It has two fair size nicks on two of the blades.Will this affect performance and is it time to replace it? GOOD LUCK FISHING TO ALL!!! Len

Barnacle Bill
05-22-2006, 04:39 PM
Have it rebuilt. A good prop shop can make it like new, balance it and rehub it. You don't want to run a prop out of balance as it will cause premature failure of seals.

TampaJim
05-22-2006, 06:46 PM
Definitely replace/rebuild it. A brand new prop for that motor is only $85, so it isn't worth taking a chance of wearing the transmission or seals due to excess cavitation.

hogpaw
05-22-2006, 10:25 PM
Replace or repair, If you get ready to replace check iboats.com. I got a good deal on a prop.

scrap
05-23-2006, 05:41 PM
Had the same thing on my 25hp 2000 merc - replaced with a ss prop and have never regretted it. Little more expensive but worth every penny.

slab-happy
05-24-2006, 03:43 AM
Check out ebay. I have seen some new props your size sell cheap. Make sure you know what your shipping cost is before you bid.

speediib
05-24-2006, 03:51 AM
if vibration is bad enough it can also cause premature failure of your main bearings get a ss if you can afford it and you wont have to worry bout it anymore. if you cant any prop shop worth it weight should be able to fix you right up. compare the price of fixin it compared to a new one.... sometimes its cheaper to get a new one.

painterfish
05-24-2006, 08:00 AM
is it ok to file small nicks or even worth it

Barnacle Bill
05-24-2006, 09:30 AM
is it ok to file small nicks or even worth it

I'll file a small kick just to keep from cutting myself when checking the prop.