Haulout at Juneau July 3, 2013
24 July 2013 | posted at Craig
Photo: Osprey 's bent propeller
In Juneau Steve arranged with Harri Commerical Marine, the owners of Juneau's only haulout facility, to have Osprey taken out of the water to replace the propeller. He considered hiring a diver instead, but remembering how tightly the propeller had fit when he put it on, was concerned a diver wouldn't be able to get it off.
When Osprey came out of the water and we saw the propeller, we discovered it was not only bent but it had cavitation erosion from the 30 hours of running after we bent it. We would not have made it to Seattle on that prop.
It took only a few minutes to replace the propeller and put on a new zinc (the one we had had put on in Seattle in May was completely gone, apparently fallen off.)
The whole thing cost $600, less than the $1,000 Steve had estimated. The facility had only one price for a haulout and that included pressure washing the slime off the bottom so Osprey went back cleaner than it came out. We were back in the water and in our slip within three hours.