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Any boat mechanics?

Just got back from towing my son in from the lake on our boat. He managed to destroy the prop and mangle the lower case of the sterndrive, not to mention any hidden damage, from hitting a rock while wakeboarding. Anybody (JetB?) have any wildass guess as to what I'm facing in repair costs? I'm hauling the boat to the dealer tomorrow, but need to know how much KY to bring along.

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He's on a roll this month, isn't he? Better take his car keys
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Re: Any boat mechanics?

Does he have insurance? My Dad and I did the same thing, in 1995 or so, they replaced the lower outdrive and all the lower shafts, the prop, etc, it was around $2000....in 1995, our insurance covered it.
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Hard to tell..... might not be any hidden damage, as far as how much you're going to spend it all depend on what unit you have, I guess its a Mercruiser? is it a Bravo 3? Post some pics if you can.
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Going to bed, depending on how strong was the impact make sure the seal between the transom plate and the transom is still OK, you don't want any water to get in the wood. You can get a complete drive for around 3 or 4 thousand on e-bay, so.....

Often it is not that bad, looks way worst than it is 90% of the time. Try to take some pics and I'll get back to you tomorrow and see if your stealer is gonna need that KY you brought....
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Hard to tell..... might not be any hidden damage, as far as how much you're going to spend it all depend on what unit you have, I guess its a Mercruiser? is it a Bravo 3? Post some pics if you can.
I'll take some pics tomorrow (it was too dark by the time we got back). It's a '99 Volvo SX single prop sterndrive with the 4.3 GL motor. The blades on the prop were sheared off and the skeg on the bottom of the sterndrive is bent like a banana. The boat is insured...

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Cut the skeg and put a new props I'm not even kidding, that might just be the case. I'm sure you had a aluminum props on there?? If so those are real easy bend (or break) and it's a good thing since there's usually less damage to the drive when you hit.
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Cut the skeg and put a new props I'm not even kidding, that might just be the case. I'm sure you had a aluminum props on there?? If so those are real easy bend (or break) and it's a good thing since there's usually less damage to the drive when you hit.
Yeah, it was a 3 bladed aluminum prop. All 3 blades are gone. Is there a shear pin that's supposed to break? If so, this one didn't as the prop will turn if put into gear. The skeg is bent all the way up so I'm not sure if cutting it is an option. Thanks JetB.

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Is there a shear pin that's supposed to break?
Nope, the props blade is the weak part of the whole thing anyway. If the sked is bent that bad, you might need a new casing. The fact that you had a aluminum props and not a SS one will help you big time as far as inner damage. I'm pretty confident that it's minor. Good luck.
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