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    There is always a guy with a bigger boat FasstPhilip's Avatar
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    Broken blade on Solas Impeller

    On my 2008 Yamaha FXHO with an RPM kit installed. One blade broke off and wedged behind the next one stopping the drive shaft. Now the shaft does not turn with the engine running.

    Is this a warranty issue either for Yamaha and the drivetrain or for Solas replacing the prop.

    I am going to post some pics shortly with the pump broken down.


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    There is always a guy with a bigger boat FasstPhilip's Avatar
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    Broken Solas Impeller Pics

    Parts list from Riva. I think we need an impeller housing and a coupler. Also I am going back to the original impeller for now. At least until I talk to Solas.
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    wow - never seen a Dynafly break like that.

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    not good at all,hope you get this sorted fast...

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    There is always a guy with a bigger boat FasstPhilip's Avatar
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    So far, here is whats up

    My mechanic worked for Riva for 12 years, he says no warranty on drivetrain or on Solas prop. They will both say that the ski sucked up something hard.

    He will save the impeller housing; and will replace the Solas impeller & coupler out of warranty.

    Hopefully it will be done in time to go to the drags in Sebastian, FL this Saturday.

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    There is always a guy with a bigger boat FasstPhilip's Avatar
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    news on repair

    Turns out the coupler shaft may be snapped in half, replacement is on order... so Sebastian is out. The shaft is #2 in the second parts diagram.
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    I've broken 2 skat 3 blades due to high cycle fatigue and it was replaced everytime. The 3rd one is the new improved 3 blade and is doing great.

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    Inquiry with Solas re warranty

    There is no phone number for Solas, so I filled out an email contact request on their website.
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    Dude, did you miss the giant crater on the other blade clearly showing you sucked up foreign debris? Why would you expect Solas and/or Yamaha to warranty that?

    It sucks that it happened, but this one's on you.

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    Giant crater

    No, I just was unsure how to interpret what I saw... that is why I posted the pictures, I knew someone would be able to figure out what happened. As you see above, the mechanic says no one will warranty the damage. I already ordered all of the parts, but... it never hurts to ask.

    Many thanks for the input... it helps keep me occupied until I get the ski back.

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