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  • Upnorth07
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    Originally posted by MCEC View Post
    No, it was on Long Lake chain north of where I live. Great lake, clear deep waters but there's a few points where it gets really shallow and I just forgot about one. There were 3 other MCs out on the lake that day all looked pretty new and all were surfing. Also were other fishing boats and pontoons, and it's not a huge lake maybe 900 acres so got a bit crowded. Honestly that's too small of a lake when it's busy. Otherwise great lake. Would go back on a non weekend day to try and catch a less crowded time.

    Lake Wissota is the best lake in my area for surfing, 6000 acres but its man made so the water isn't the clearest. But can't beat it for finding space to surf by us. We wanted to try some of the new lakes nearby. Just gotta do a better job of remembering the depth map next time!

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    That is always a bummer...new lake and BAM! You hit something. Happened with our first MC on a nice lake north east of the Twin Cities...backed of the trailer and got right into the ramp propwash/power loading pile of gravel. My wife was driving and goes, "It sounded like rocks in a blender" lol.

    Happened on Sunday at another new-to-us lake...this time, due to the low water, the boat wouldn't even float off the trailer. I didn't realize it was only about 20" deep at the rear of the trailer. Got a little nick on the prop and ended up tying it back down and headed to another lake.

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  • Mystic3D
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    A slightly dinged prop is a small price to pay.

    it can get much more expensive. I had a fight with a submerged log on a nautique years ago, prop+shaft+Fiberglass+Gel+Rudder..

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  • MCEC
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    Originally posted by Exotic_Matter View Post
    I'm in Oneida county near Minocqua. I can help you get that prop off if needed.

    Did this happen at Trout Lake?

    I had a similar experience there last year. Thankfully no damage for me, I shut off the boat and needed to get in the water and walk it out. That lake is 70 ft deep and then large, unmaked sections were under 2ft and rocky.
    No, it was on Long Lake chain north of where I live. Great lake, clear deep waters but there's a few points where it gets really shallow and I just forgot about one. There were 3 other MCs out on the lake that day all looked pretty new and all were surfing. Also were other fishing boats and pontoons, and it's not a huge lake maybe 900 acres so got a bit crowded. Honestly that's too small of a lake when it's busy. Otherwise great lake. Would go back on a non weekend day to try and catch a less crowded time.

    Lake Wissota is the best lake in my area for surfing, 6000 acres but its man made so the water isn't the clearest. But can't beat it for finding space to surf by us. We wanted to try some of the new lakes nearby. Just gotta do a better job of remembering the depth map next time!

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  • Exotic_Matter
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    I'm in Oneida county near Minocqua. I can help you get that prop off if needed.

    Did this happen at Trout Lake?

    I had a similar experience there last year. Thankfully no damage for me, I shut off the boat and needed to get in the water and walk it out. That lake is 70 ft deep and then large, unmaked sections were under 2ft and rocky.

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  • MCEC
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    Originally posted by Upnorth07 View Post
    MCEC...if you wander over towards St. Paul from Eau Claire, I'm happy to show how to do this on my boat in my garage.



    I bought a used ACME (my first ACME) 2241 from a local gent recently for a smoking deal. I've since bumped the bottom twice with it and have damage similar to yours (very slight). I was able to straighten it out the first time and will attempt again after yesterday's "Let's polish some lake rocks" fun.
    That's super kind offer of you. I'll let you know if I can get over there. If not another option is my dealer said they could repair this in a few days, and there's a dealer in town here so easy for me to drop off the prop. Didn't tell me how much it would cost yet I assume a lot haha.

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  • Upnorth07
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    MCEC...if you wander over towards St. Paul from Eau Claire, I'm happy to show how to do this on my boat in my garage.

    I bought a used ACME (my first ACME) 2241 from a local gent recently for a smoking deal. I've since bumped the bottom twice with it and have damage similar to yours (very slight). I was able to straighten it out the first time and will attempt again after yesterday's "Let's polish some lake rocks" fun.

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  • MCEC
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    Originally posted by waterlogged882 View Post
    An easy DIY.
    Remove the cotter pin (re-usable)
    Loosen nut (re-usable)
    Loosen the prop from the shaft (nut still installed)
    Remove the nut
    Remove the prop
    Replace the prop (snug up to the point of original location on the shaft)
    Re-install the nut
    Re-install the cotter pin
    Done deal

    Put the prop on with the manufacture's name and prop size to the outside to read.

    Some props are a little contrary and may need a prop removal tool. There is an easy alternative tool right in your tool box; adjustable wrench and a dead blow hammer.

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    Ok that seems easy enough even for someone like me to handle haha.

    Thanks a bunch to everyone for the tips. It's greatly appreciated!

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  • waterlogged882
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    Originally posted by MCEC View Post
    2021 nxt22. I'll send a message to OJ this week.

    Do I bother my dealer to replace the prop or is this an easy do it yourself job? Full disclosure, I'm not a guy who is super handy/tinkers with machines. Have some basic tools and can do straight forward home projects but nothing fancy.
    An easy DIY.
    Remove the cotter pin (re-usable)
    Loosen nut (re-usable)
    Loosen the prop from the shaft (nut still installed)
    Remove the nut
    Remove the prop
    Replace the prop (snug up to the point of original location on the shaft)
    Re-install the nut
    Re-install the cotter pin
    Done deal

    Put the prop on with the manufacture's name and prop size to the outside to read.

    Some props are a little contrary and may need a prop removal tool. There is an easy alternative tool right in your tool box; adjustable wrench and a dead blow hammer.

    .

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  • MCEC
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    Originally posted by ewilcox11 View Post
    OJ is who made your prop. What boat do you have?

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    2021 nxt22. I'll send a message to OJ this week.

    Do I bother my dealer to replace the prop or is this an easy do it yourself job? Full disclosure, I'm not a guy who is super handy/tinkers with machines. Have some basic tools and can do straight forward home projects but nothing fancy.

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  • ewilcox11
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    I see you have a new boat, so it looks like you already have a wakepro prop. I've never dealt with ACME, but when I hit a log Eric at OJ hooked me up with everything I needed, even the parts they didn't make, and I had it all at my house in a few days. Their service was top notch.

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  • Thrall
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    Originally posted by MCEC View Post
    Thanks all for the input. This is my first MC so new to all of this so appreciate hearing from those who know what they are doing haha.

    Since I am a noob, who is OJ?

    My plan is to leave it be for now since next week I'm off and we are taking the boat back up north to the lakes. Hoping it makes it thru the week and I can get it fixed or replaced after that.

    Thanks again!

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    I guess if your plan is to sell the boat in the near future, I wouldn’t worry about it only being out a little. But I wouldn’t put additional wear n tear on the drivetrain with a dinged up prop.
    You’re not driving a $5k bay liner, you just spent 100grand on a new wakeboat.
    I’d recommend taking care of it like a $100k investment, not like an old Bayliner.
    If you get after it, you might even find a used prop that will work (dia/pitch) provided you like the performance of the current prop, for cheaper.
    Or find someone to repair/balance it. You’re in the Midwest. Lots of prop shops.

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  • lakejimmyjon
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    Order a new prop from OJ and they will repair your current one for no cost. Now you have a spare in case the next hit is harder.

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  • ewilcox11
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    OJ is who made your prop. What boat do you have?

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  • Miss Rita
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    It seems that the two biggest players in inboard propellers are OJ Props and Acme. Both are fine, reputable companies. You won't go wrong with either one. My impression is that OJ seems to be a little more user friendly.

    https://www.ojprops.com

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  • MCEC
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    Thanks all for the input. This is my first MC so new to all of this so appreciate hearing from those who know what they are doing haha.

    Since I am a noob, who is OJ?

    My plan is to leave it be for now since next week I'm off and we are taking the boat back up north to the lakes. Hoping it makes it thru the week and I can get it fixed or replaced after that.

    Thanks again!

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