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  1. Fixinbones

    Fixinbones Member

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    I just purchased a Princess V72 and when I hauled the boat last week to have the bottom painted and prop speed applied they noticed cracks in the starboard prop. The boat was only used once since purchase and I didn’t hit anything during that brief ride. The boat was surveyed prior to purchase and nothing noted regarding the props. The prop has some cracking and there is n0 evidence that the prop hit anything. Has anyone heard of cracking occuring with Veem or any other props. The boat has 800 hrs on it. I spoke to the broker and seller to n0 avail. It sounds like I have no recourse. 36FE13C5-127B-4D8C-B13A-70DD8D752FCF.jpeg

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  2. Capt Ralph

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    Your not the original purchaser? You may be SOL.
    Try contacting Veem directly but don't be disappointed when they tell you NO.
    Looks like it's been repaired and failing.
    Veem is a good product.
  3. Capt J

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    No, I have never heard of a Veem prop cracking. That being said, and it's hard to tell from the picture, but the prop looks very thin in that area and not the thickness that a Veem usually is. My guess is the PO hit something and that prop was reconditioned sometime in the past.
  4. Pascal

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    Obviously you have no recourse with the seller or broker but your surveyor should have seen that. Not much recourse there either beyond reporting this to whatever surveyor society he is accredited with

    indeed it looks like a previous repair that’s failing. Taking to a REPUTABLE prop shop and see what they can do
  5. Fixinbones

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    Thanks for your input everyone. They noticed it when they went to strip the props to put new prop speed on. From what they are saying the cracks weren’t noticeable with the prop speed on.
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    And it goes without saying that if the prop was repaired due to hitting an obstruction, keep an eye on the alignment of that engine and the condition of the shaft.
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    Thanks! Is there any recourse against the surveyor for not seeing this? The survey says the prop speed was wearing off on the props and there was no way he would’ve missed this. After the survey the boat was run by myself for 45 minutes and then brought by the captain up to the yard at idle speed for 30 minutes. I guess it’s possible that it started to fail during the 45 minutes that I drove it. Any thoughts on this?
  8. Capt Ralph

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    No, There is no recourse against the surveyor.
    Again, and I am sorry to drive this, but your SOL.
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    Thanks again.
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    I would be more concerned if the seller represented the props as new only to find one that had a major repair, would fall under disclosure imo.
  11. Fixinbones

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    You guys were right. They examined the props and felt that it was a previous repair that was failing. And yeah I was stuck with the bill. However, I was able to get the dealer/broker to get me 20% off the selling price of the props and no tax. Still I had to purchase both wheels as they are sold as a set.
  12. Capt Ralph

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    Don't let this bum you out.
    Think of it as a new set of tires on the truck you have been waiting for.
    You may find a lil more performance with a fresh set of props.

    Some fine tuning of the ice maker, stocking the special beverages including mixers, new set of tumblers and fuel to go is all you need now.

    Pick me up on your way by.
    :D:D:D
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    Yeah that’s the way I see but the wife doesn’t see it that way!!!!
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    Just tell her it's a safety issue.
    Works for me. :)
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    Ah, new wheels, better MPG. You will have use the boat a lot to find that extra MPG.
    Yea, Yea, That's the ticket.
    Wives to have a tendency to stay PO'd a bit longer when these things happen. :rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    New props installed today. They do look sweet
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    Too bad the yard installed the nuts the “wrong” way :)
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    Very nice props but Pascal caught it right.

    The jam nut is the thin nut and it should be next to the prop , in between the large nut, common yard oversight, no matter if they come back with the ‘we have done this for years thing”.
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    My surveyor mentioned this and they said this is the way princess installs them.
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    The same guy who missed the cracks... :)

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