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Greetings fellow fisherman.... Trailered about 15 miles with my motor trimmed down last weekend....

side note: (My deepest appreciation to the two gentlemen who chased me to inform me of my error...)

Mechanic can’t get to the repair to next week... My question is, am I grounded until repairs, or could I risk a short trip this weekend? Or do I run a risk of getting stuck or further damage? Photos of the damage below. Prop is spinning perfectly, not wobble at all...no audible sounds of damage inside lower unit...

Thanks for the help...
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noneone 3000 : Really ! I wouldn’t take a chance of damaging, shaft or bearings. Don’t have a spare ? Would look into getting one !
Missing a couple fishing trips is better than spending more money in the long run on more repairs later on ! 🧙‍♂️🎣
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   CCAguns
Agreed. Go buy a good spare or even an aluminum one if only a short trip. The imbalance will probably wear on bearings if not shaft!!!
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Thanks guys.... I appreciate your help... Going to take your advice and buy a spare...
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Agree with The Wiz and CCAguns,would NOT take the chance of ruining either bearings/lower unit-not worth the risk and bet spare prop probably less than $300.Used to fish with guy that purposely ran aluminum prop to avoid lower unit damage should he accidentally hit obstruction-Katrina year learned de hard way after hidden obstruction in Cane Bayou cost me my lower unit and had I run an aluminum prop vs stainless,might have avoided busting up entire lower unit!!

Mandevillian
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   bigjim
Good chance you roasted the seal on the shaft and housing. I would definitely reseal lower if not you may destroy everything in lower then your bill will go from a few hundred to a whole lot. That prop is toast, if you run it the vibration would destroy everything.
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Looks like your skeg is just about gone too. Check out Skeg Guard. I have used them in the past for damaged skegs. https://skeggard.com/
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