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Old 11-11-2013, 07:26 AM
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Hello guys!
I am a novice boats, bought a propeller - Octura X642
but Prop bronze (soft) can easily bend the blades!
Where can I buy like Prop stainless steel?
Old 11-12-2013, 03:07 PM
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I doubt you will bend the octura.What are you running it on?
Old 11-14-2013, 11:26 AM
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Offshore Electrics.

http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pro...her+Propellers
Old 11-14-2013, 11:31 PM
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I have to agree, I've never seen an Octura prop bend without hitting something. I had a boat run up onto the beach and over-rev the engine with the total damage to the prop being a dinged up leading edge. That being said, the prop was in a raw state. That means it was not balanced, sharpened or polished in any way. Had it been "worked", it might have bent the blades but only if being worked meant being thinned down. If you still think you need a stainless steel prop, contact Mark Sholund at http://www.props4u.com
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Hi Vinet

The ProBoat 1.6" x 2.5" stainless steel propellor is similar in size to the Octura X642.

http://www.proboatmodels.com/Product...ProdID=PRB4019

You can buy these for about $12.

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Old 12-01-2013, 03:06 AM
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Prather has a line of stainless props. S215 up to S275 -1.6 up to 2.85" diameter.
I think the Proboat prop is a Prather 215, or so close I can't tell the difference running between the two, didn't know this when I got the Proboat, already had a 215 in the box.
The only time I've damaged a BrCu prop is when I've hit something, they are not bronze they are a beryllium copper alloy. A steel prop won't make much difference if you hit something in the water.
The biggest difference is I find the steel prop harder to get sharpened, thinned and balanced, at least they won't poison you or the family working on them. Beryllium dust is very toxic need skin protection and a respirator to safely work on them. I always work them over a tub of water and keep everything wet to control any dust. I also only use hand tools, files and sand paper, too much dust flying if you use any kind of grinder on BrCu props. A lot of people think differently but read up on the dangers of beryllium. To be honest I'm kind of surprised they are still able to use it in manufacturing, many more benign materials have already been banned.
Old 12-01-2013, 03:58 AM
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You can buy nice cnc alloy props that come allready sharp and balanced,yes they will break if you hit something but so will beryllium copper and steel will bend.Alloy ones are cheaper than a balanced sharpened copper or ss one,its all i use now even on my gas boats.Agree on the beryllium been very dangerous stuff.
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:34 PM
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WOW, WOW, WOW!
Here's what I found! http://profi-props.torgg.com/
Stainless steel! That's what I was looking for!
I wrote a letter to the producers, I answered promptly, and I ordered a few pieces for guidance products. Prices are fairly low.
Propellers are balanced, but not polished.
I myself will be polished. Be sure to share information and pictures when I get my package.


You friends thanks for your answers!
Old 12-10-2013, 12:53 PM
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Fantastic quality! Ready balancing! FREE delivery.
Cost of a propeller of all - $25
Thickness of a forward edge the very thin - 0.25 mm! EDGE!
I bought some propellers, X644 (44 mm)
Today I established on Spartan, I was shocked! Speed increased on +9.3 kilometers per hour!!!
I measured GPS.
It is glad will share good news!)
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:05 AM
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They look good Vinet.
Some useful sizes in there too

Always good to see another option. I wonder what the postage would be all the way down here to the Colonies in Australia.
Cheers.
Paul.
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Nice props but theyre not balanced or sharpened yet judging by those pics ?.
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Thanks for the link Vinet!

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