Re: [OMC-Boats] Hydrofoil and prop for 67 Surfer?

From: Lee Shuster (lib1) <lib1@...>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 07:55:42 -0600

Hi Greg,

As things go, this one is fairly minor in the greater scheme of "things that can go bump."

1) Depending on you location and local resources you can most likely have your prop repaired. We have two (or more) really good prop repair shops here in Salt Lake that have all the pitch blocks to due the OMC Pin Drive props for the electric-shift stringers. You can find the Salt Lake City Prop Repair vendors (Hansen Marine and A-Rock Props listed in my Sources page: Either shop does affordable, high-quality prop work and can have you back in business in no time.

2) Start by reading getting your knowledge base "up to speed" on my web pages on topic of props:

Choosing a Prop


Proper Prop Use

OMC V8 Prop Chart

3) Depending on your locale (Altitude above sea level), your boat's weight, hull condition, engine state of tune, and intended usage, I'm "guessing" you probably need/want a 16-inch pitch or possible a 14-inch on your Surfer. You can locate the part number on your damaged prop to determine it's original pitch. With forty-plus year old boats, we never know if a prop was re-pitched, or if gear ratios have ever been altered, so your mileage (RPM) may vary.

Also you way want to try out my Performance Calculator
to verify your boat's performance under different conditions.

Be safe.

Lee Shuster

On Apr 24, 2010, at 8:33 PM, Greg Tabers wrote:

> So I had my Surfer out today. Second time this season and feeling pretty good. After 30 minutes floating dead the first time to find out it was a bad post on my battery switch, this time was running great. Took it out, opened it up, fished for a bit (no luck there) and was headed back to the ramp. The wind had picked up a little and I was opening it up one more time to clear it out, when CHUNK, PING ("CRAAAAP! What was that?!") I hit a 10 foot branch floating in the middle of the lake that was masked by the caps on the water. I split my hydrofoil in two and dinged up the prop. I assume the hydrofoils are pretty universal, but what model or style prop am I looking for?
> Thanks for the help as always,
> Greg
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