Anyway to make a homemade boat prop

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by 10571z, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. thudpucker
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    thudpucker Senior Member

    Yeah, he got me. I guess I should really read and heed. You guys are up for entertainment late in these evenings.
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  2. Splint
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    Splint Junior Member

    Making a prop wont be an easy thing regardless of which way you go. I personally would look into investment casting. Allthough there is some setup costs involved you should be able to produce a commercial quality item if you do it properly. You then have a ready supply of props as required.
  3. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Seriously look at some of Rick Willoughby's posts he has made a couple of very high efficiency props for (human) pedal and low power electric drive systems using very slow rotational speeds - seems to know his stuff in that area....

  4. icedout
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    icedout Junior Member

    Best thing is to buy a used one on ebay. I bought a 8 inch diameter for 10$
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