Bent Prop on V Drive?
Unfortunately I bottomed out a few weeks ago on a sand bar. No rocks or anything, just sand. The props only spun in the sand for seconds, but I think that was enough to bend the port one.
I went out yesterday for the first time since and I noticed a small vibration on the port side, while trying to get on plane the port motor started to spin at around 2500RPM, just like a cavitation. The RPM's would jump up, then grab one I pulled back. The vibration stays the same, doesn't get worse. So I am guessing I bent a prop or maybe broke a blade? I doubt the shaft bent since it is tucked up pretty hi into the tunnels.
Unfortunately where I am moored there is 0 visibility so I can't dive it to see, its going to have to get hauled. I was thinking of being pro active and trying to find a replacement prop to switch while it is up - is there a standard prop for my boat? 1994 Chris Craft 380 Continental with 7.4L Volvo's and weighing in at 15000lbs?
Thanks in advance for the advice.