DIY Composite Watersnake Propeller & Options

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AshG
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Re: DIY Composite Watersnake Propeller & Options

#31 Post by AshG » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:02 am

to shim the shaft, I found a piece of clear tubing in the shed, bit of silicone spray to get it into the shaft, then a bit more to get the prop on.
Nice and snug, sits central with no vibration.

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Re: DIY Composite Watersnake Propeller & Options

#32 Post by Dodge » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:31 am

AshG wrote:to shim the shaft, I found a piece of clear tubing in the shed, bit of silicone spray to get it into the shaft, then a bit more to get the prop on.
Nice and snug, sits central with no vibration.
Thanks for the input re the bush idea Ash.

Since trimming the bigger prop for my smaller Watersnake, have now done approx 60+ hours without no bush and the 18lb'er is still running sweet and smooth.
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Re: DIY Composite Watersnake Propeller & Options

#33 Post by Dodge » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:27 pm

Just a recap on this old modified prop thread.

Since trimming the 28lb prop in Sept 2016, the motor and prop has done perhaps 150+ hours, and on the dam likely hit about a dozen occasions hit sunken snags and tilted up an over, and chopped thru the occasional small patch of lilies or weeds.

Snags hits caused no problems, but motor had to be lifted to untangle the grassy grouth as it just wound it up and clogged.

Motor and modified prop are still going good as at start of the alterations, only change from first post is now also use a PWM for speed control
Cheers RICHO [the older one]
Team Member of... Old Farts.... GREEN GINGER.... GC/NRKFC .... Usually monitor UHF29
Perception Swing 400, lime/yellow .... homemade timber Anon lures
Accept some days you're the pidgeon, and on other days you're the statue

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