Prop Replacement for M160
Looks like I have a small piece missing from one of the propeller blades on my 2010 Duffy M160. It seems that a previous owner replaced what I think was the original composite prop with a metal prop. Is there an advantage, perhaps other than durability, to using something other than a Duffy OEM prop? I'm assuming that the OEM prop can only be sourced from Duffy, but does anyone have any alternative sources for Duffy props, composite or otherwise?
Thanks in advance for the advice!
So a piece is missing from a metal prop? Any signs of electrolysis? Is there a sacrificial anode in place? What does it look like?
Yes, a piece the size of the last joint of my small finger is missing from one blade of the prop. No signs of electrolysis and to my knowledge, no sacrificial anode in place. The boat is kept in a fresh water private lake. According to the diver who cleaned the boat, this should be a straightforward prop replacement.
Just to close the loop here, the diver cleaning my boat was incorrect ----- the prop was the standard Duffy polycarbonate prop. I replaced it myself with a new Duffy prop, and all is good now.