Originally Posted by Jim Cate
You sure about that? I've had three rubber hub props fail over the years and a couple of ones with shear pins. The latter were easier to fix!
'Course, we do more dinghy
miles than most, but ever since we hit a bit of unseen flotsam on a dive trip some 5 miles from the boat
(Sea of Cortez, 1989) and had the prop hub fail, I've been a believer in carrying a spare prop when traveling far from the boat
. That was a very long arvo getting back to the boat at idle speed. Not likely to forget!
motors seldom fail outright, so a spare isn't indicated to me. Besides, carrying a spare is pretty easy!
Yes I'm sure. I've used outboards all my life cruising and working charter
boats. The only one I spun was 135hp mercruiser. It was on a 1972 16' runabout, probably original.