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    Unhappy Now here's a busted prop

    I was cruising along on my '04-GTX-SC and got into shallow in a mountain stream, could not see the bottom, picked up some rocks. I could not shake them loose. I had no choice but to limp back to the landing - 3 miles. Pulled the pump. Impeller and wear ring are toast. I'm replacing impeller with a Solas 13/20R and the wear ring. (Jerry's instructions work great!)

    Please take a look at the stator blades in the last picture...I plan to dremel them back as sharp as I can. Do you think that will be sufficient or will I loose a lot of top end unless I replace the pump housing?

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    wow

    my prop didnt even look that bad when i ran over rocks in june

    tho the vanes in mine look like that. what about the shark teeth in the pump support?

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    You sure you didn't turn it upside down and use it for a wood chipper? OUCH!

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    Oh you should have seen mine! That is nothing compared to mine, it had a rock in it still!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoRXT
    Oh you should have seen mine! That is nothing compared to mine, it had a rock in it still!

    mine still had rocks in it

    i kept one of them just to remind me of how much this **** costs $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoRXT
    Oh you should have seen mine! That is nothing compared to mine, it had a rock in it still!
    How about take a look at the stator blades in the last picture...I plan to dremel them back as sharp as I can.

    Do you think that will be sufficient or will I loose a lot of top end unless I replace the pump housing?

    What did you do with your pump blades??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiplickhahaha
    mine still had rocks in it

    i kept one of them just to remind me of how much this **** costs $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Yeah, mine had rocks still in it too...I thought I would take them out for the pics... $300 with me doing the work...
    (Boy that freezer trick sure does work well...)

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    Hello lafjax If you would like to ride with some of the locals P.M. me with info. Todd

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafjax
    How about take a look at the stator blades in the last picture...I plan to dremel them back as sharp as I can.

    Do you think that will be sufficient or will I loose a lot of top end unless I replace the pump housing?

    What did you do with your pump blades??
    Luckily it did not mess it up. ONly the prop and wear ring. I will look for the pics and post them up...the wear ring basically melted!

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    I would repair the impeller and clean up the vanes then rid eit and see what its like. If you see a big change in speed or acceleration. you might need more work. Also, make sure to see how the bearings feel while you have it apart to make sure they didn;t get too much of a shock from the rocks.

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