Prop Repair


    After a rather abusive summer I am in need of some propeller repair. I have two props that need to be fixed, a 28pitch Mercury "inline" chopper that has a small notch in one blade that had been thinned too much and my 28 pitch "VC" cleaver that my friend accidentally drove up the launching ramp the other day at the Connecticut River run. The "VC" isn't totaled, but the tips have been rolled over nicely. My question is, can you recommend a prop rebuilder who has experience with performance or racing props. I have tried to access the Chad Hill website, but it appears to be out of service. 

Marco Dorn
Long Island, NY

1984 Viper/90hp Merc



In your area of the country, I am not familiar with too many prop shops.  There are many in the USAn ET-cut chopper done by Randy that I have used in the past.  If you cannot find a suitable prop shop, you can send it to us as we do a limited amount of prop work in the winter.  I started doing my own props years ago, because I was tired of paying for stuff that didn't work.  In the meantime, you can give John Mazar at Mazco Propellers in St. Louis or Tim Hackney at Performance Propeller in Soddydaisy, TN, as I have had good luck with these guys.  I hope this helps.  




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Mark C.


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