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    solas impeller, broken blade, while cruising 25mph.

    2010 yamaha AR240 jetboat. Solas impellers about 3 years old and had been custom pitched by impos. We were driving the boat at 25mph and heard an awful noise, turned off, found bad impeller, and rode home on other engine. had spare impeller installed and back running in about 4 hours. Anybody ever seen this happen to an impeller before?

    Broke 2 solas impeller tools trying to remove. Cut off the impeller with cordless grinder and cutoff wheel.
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    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Central North Carolina
    I have broken two over the past 5 years on my fzr both were repitched props with over 75 hours on each of then. Repitching them weakens them and stress over time does the rest. I am sure the blade flex is much greater with the weight of a boat over a ski . If possible try to get the correct prop so you won't need to repitch it. I wish solas had a better selection of pitches avalable for us. Tommy Jordan

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