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Post grass, grass, and more grass....
i been froggin in some heavy grass, the kind that you don't see gt's in. i been running a couple props i got worked at baggy's and they are terriffic in the grass/lillies, but i have broken 5 cavitation plates since i started using them. lol i switched back to a stock pd prop and it sucks in the heavy grass, but it is balanced and doesn't snap cav plates. anybody else having this problem?

guess i'm fixin to run without a cav plate.


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Post Re: grass, grass, and more grass....
I’m guessing that cavitation plate only keeps you from chewing the ass off your boat in FPR.. trim up before reversing and roll out.
Mine was cracked from the same thing. No difference performance


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If you think that the props aren’t balanced, come bring them to me and I can check them for you bro

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Post Re: grass, grass, and more grass....
thanks bro, i will do that when i get some time. i am beginning to think i might just have a bent prop shaft. i been beating it up lately. if the stock prop breaks off another cav plate, im just gonna put on yalls worked prop and let it eat till the shaft breaks, then regroup. lol

talk about a differance between the two props. with the worked prop i can trim up to where the grass slides off the skeg and then the prop has enough cup to just jump on step. way less slip out the hole. and that first 10' or so is everything when u want to get moving.


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i been froggin in some heavy grass, the kind that you don't see gt's in. i been running a couple props i got worked at baggy's and they are terriffic in the grass/lillies, but i have broken 5 cavitation plates since i started using them. lol i switched back to a stock pd prop and it sucks in the heavy grass, but it is balanced and doesn't snap cav plates. anybody else having this problem?

guess i'm fixin to run without a cav plate.


How is it breaking the cav plate? Just vibrations??

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You might have a bent shaft bro. I highly doubt that the props are out of balance unless you took a chunk out of one at some
Point by hitting something. Let me know what you find out bro

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sent my 2 worked props to baggys to get checked out about 2 weeks ago. waiting to hear something.

in the meantime i been running a new stock prop with no issues.


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i called last week, they hadn't got around to my props yet. hoping to hear something from them this week.


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still hadn't heard anything from baggy's. guess they said fuck me. lol


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still hadn't heard anything from baggy's. guess they said fuck me. lol



They might be flooded....

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Baggy closed for the week due to constrictions one businesses inside the city, regulated by parish president orders. I haven’t been in the shop in 3 weeks because of my regular work.

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still hadn't heard anything from baggy's. guess they said fuck me. lol



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all good. if i ever get a day off work i'll go pick them up. but i will call first so i don't have to saw a hole in the side of the shop. i ain't drivin all the way over there for nothing. lol


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I’m going to try and get away form regular work Monday and go
Check on them for you bro. Things around here have been crazy
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I’m going to try and get away form regular work Monday and go
Check on them for you bro. Things around here have been crazy
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Baggy was out all last week due to the storms and to a hand injury. He will be back in the shop today, all things permitting

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it's all good. they been good to me, and i know they will get to it when they can. i rather wait till they get to it than try to rush somebody.
i fried my stock prop two weeks ago. i'm on rev box tryin to get on step now. lol


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they called me today. said both props needed a bunch of work. suppossed to get them out and in the mail today.


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Post Re: grass, grass, and more grass....
I have a gen 3 36 on a 1648 and it is terrible in lillies and thick grass.
Did you do anything to skeg to improve it?

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Post Re: grass, grass, and more grass....
i think the size of your boat is the hurting you the most. shorter boats tryin to get on step in tough conditions just don't do it as well as a longer boat. i've seen this time and time again over the years.
i'm running the latest skeg that pd has, it's probly a little differant than yours. it is shorter and stops right at the prop. my boat sucks with a stock prop too. it's the prop that really makes a differance.
it cost about $130 for baggy to redo a prop. it will do alot better in the grass/lillies. instead of slipping it will bite and get you moving.
at least that is what has worked for me. when it's real bad i just take my airboat. lol


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got my props back. on call this week but will run the boat asap and see what i got!!


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I've had 2 props worked by baggy and was happy with both. I just got a ca-57 back from him, that he added some cup to. While he had it, i bought a merc 40 2 blade and it runs like shit on my boat. Less power (i have a heavy ass boat) and the tiller torque is ridiculous.

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well.... got my props back and ran both of them. one shook bad enough it took out the cavitation plate on one fishing trip. lol
put the other one on and it was smoother, but had the motor searching so bad at wfo that it was no fun to drive and lost 2 bolts on the skeg. lol
both pulled good out the hole.

i know Baggy is a prop genius, and i have alot of respect for what he has accomplished over the years. that being said, i'm gonna just run stock pd props until he gets the pd props figured out like he has done with the other motors.
hopefully soon i'll get a new gen 4 with a hex and then i'll have better prop options.

it's all good, no worries.


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Send me the wheel that was the worst out of the two with vibrations and I’m going to check it and go through it myself free of any charge. Something isn’t right if you are getting vibrations that bad and I would like to check it again and try something else with it.

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thanks bro, but i'm good. I threw them 2 props in the pile with my other old props. life's too short for me to worry about it!!!!

i threw an old prop on my unit and will roll with it like that. nice and smooth!!!!


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I cut the back out of my cav plate to allow the veggies somewhere to go. the stock prop clearance is probably less and cramming it all against the plate. I'll look for a picture but take a 2" hole saw and go in, drill a hole in the vertical riser and cut the rest out. leaves a good gap for the crap.

Here's an old picture.

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Just remove the cav plate. It serves no purpose other than to keep you from chewing up the bottom of your boat with the prop. With the cav plate off, you don’t need FPR. I. Telling you, the motor finds a whole nother gear...especially in the mud.


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