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    Default Prop Rebuild - Anchorage

    I need to have a few aluminum props rebuilt after they were dinged and bent up. I'm looking for an alternative to A1. Does anyone have a suggestion in Anchorage for rebuilding props? If we can't rebuild them, what about a place to purchase them? They're for Honda 75hp motors and I hate going to the dealer.

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    Try J Kimberly. I haven't had work done by them but hear good things and they seem like good people. Amazon has great deals on props. Yamaha dealer wanted almost $200 for a new one and I found a new Solas on Amazon for 40 something bucks.

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    Also check with BPS, Cabelas and West Marine for purchasing props.

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    Gary out at Greatland Welding can rebuild props and impellers.
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    I worked in a shop rebuilding props when I first moved up here. We could make a usable prop with nothing but the hub and a little of each blade remaining. Grind off the beat up stuff. Hammer it on the pitch block. Weld on some new aluminum. Grind it down and balance it.
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    Thanks for the help!

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    A1 just sends it out to frontier fab in wasilla. Fyi

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    I think you have that backwards. As I understand it A1 does the props and Frontier does the impellers.

    I may be wrong as I do not use either one for any of my work, but that is what I was told.

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    A1 just sends it out to frontier fab in wasilla. Fyi

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    Well that could be true. I just assumed they went to the same place. I know my impeller went out there

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    I have heard good things about Frontiers Impeller work and I know it is done in-house according to the guys who go there.



    Quote Originally Posted by kodiak kid View Post
    Well that could be true. I just assumed they went to the same place. I know my impeller went out there

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    I think they do a fair job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKmud View Post
    Gary out at Greatland Welding can rebuild props and impellers.
    Another supporter of Garys, great work and reasonable prices plus quick turn around time.
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