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Old 12-12-2011, 18:58   #1
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Stainless Steel Props

I have just damaged my aluminium props on a reef in indonesia.
Should i get stainless steel next time.
What are the advantags or disadvantages of both.
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Re: stainless steel props

Aluminum: you bust a prop
Stainless: you bust the drive!
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Re: stainless steel props

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Aluminum: you bust a prop
Stainless: you bust the drive!
Outboards: Shear Pins.

A reef will still damage stainless props though. May be better to go cheap and carry spares.
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Re: stainless steel props

Although stainless is more resistant to damage it is harder and more expensive to repair and replace.

You may want to consider a nibral propeller. In my opinion aluminum is too soft and too prone to corrosion for a propeller. Nibrals strength is between bronze and stainless.
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Outboards: Shear Pins.

A reef will still damage stainless props though. May be better to go cheap and carry spares.
Not always! not to mention a shear pin will not protect from lateral or linear impact.
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