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    Does anyone know how long it takes to get from Niagara reef to Port Clinton in reverse with a prop with 2 of 3 blades? Roughly 4 hours!!! I stopped just north of Niagara this morning at 6. Fished for a half hour then decided to head out to the west sister area. Didn't quite get on plane and I hit a submerged log roughly 20' long. It stopped me dead. Needless to say for some reason I had reverse only. Thought about getting towed but elected to idle back the whole way in reverse. It was a beautiful day for a boat ride.

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    How did the engine sound and run with only two blades? Did you have an aluminum prop on your boat?

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    It sheared one blade cleanly off at the hub. If I ran over 900 rpm it sounded and felt like the boat was shaking apart. 2-1/2 mph into the wind the whole way back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansdad View Post
    It sheared one blade cleanly off at the hub. If I ran over 900 rpm it sounded and felt like the boat was shaking apart. 2-1/2 mph into the wind the whole way back.
    that sucks ,i always worrie about that ,sorry it happened,i propably would have trolled.

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    Im not really into trolling but if I wasn't by myself I would have. Just keeping it strait going 45 degrees into the wind was full time.

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    WOW! Sorry for your misfortune. That would have been a bitch going up the river, I'm sure also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansdad View Post
    Does anyone know how long it takes to get from Niagara reef to Port Clinton in reverse with a prop with 2 of 3 blades? Roughly 4 hours!!! I stopped just north of Niagara this morning at 6. Fished for a half hour then decided to head out to the west sister area. Didn't quite get on plane and I hit a submerged log roughly 20' long. It stopped me dead. Needless to say for some reason I had reverse only. Thought about getting towed but elected to idle back the whole way in reverse. It was a beautiful day for a boat ride.
    That's one of the main reasons I added a kicker to my boat a couple years ago.

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    Do u have tow insurance I sure as hell would have used it
    Thanks Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansdad View Post
    Does anyone know how long it takes to get from Niagara reef to Port Clinton in reverse with a prop with 2 of 3 blades? Roughly 4 hours!!! I stopped just north of Niagara this morning at 6. Fished for a half hour then decided to head out to the west sister area. Didn't quite get on plane and I hit a submerged log roughly 20' long. It stopped me dead. Needless to say for some reason I had reverse only. Thought about getting towed but elected to idle back the whole way in reverse. It was a beautiful day for a boat ride.

    Holy smokes what a ride that was I bet. I hope you had a good sized boat to do that reverse trip!
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    I have a 27' Sea Ray. I do have towing insurance and would have used if the waves would have been worse.


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