While hauling out in the Azores
, the yard managed to get the strap under our prop. The prop, shaft, and cutless bearing were all damaged. Two of the blades were badly bent, and the feathering mechanism has a rough spot in it like a gear
may have deformed.
I need to send our Max Prop in for assessment and repair. I know that Darglow in the UK offers this service
, and that the Max Prop factory is in Italy
. There is also a facility in the US, but I think I need to stay on this side of the Atlantic for expediency and to avoid customs
issues. So, I need to decide where to send the prop.
Does anyone have any experience with Darglow or any of the other repair facilities?