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Title: props
Post by: ajb68 on August 27, 2009, 11:17:25 PM
So im out of the loop nowadays as ive been out of the hobby for a couple of years so could you tell me who in your opinion is best for quality propellers and shafts these days ?  {:-{
Title: Re: props
Post by: DARLEK1 on August 27, 2009, 11:57:52 PM
George Sitek, formerly E Radstock.

 I hope this helps, Paul... :-)
Title: Re: props
Post by: snowwolflair on August 28, 2009, 12:12:52 AM
George Sitek, also propshop for civilian props
Title: Re: props
Post by: Proteus on August 28, 2009, 12:29:33 AM
Prop shop, without a doubt some of the nicest props , expensive and they are not the fastest of people but worth waiting for.ringing is the best way to deal with them

http://www.swangroup.co.uk/propshop.php

Proteus,
Title: Re: props
Post by: DARLEK1 on August 28, 2009, 12:35:13 AM
Sorry Proteus, you have the same name as my "Battlestar" but, from end August to end April, tooooooo long to wait pal. There was a Christmas and a "New year" in between. ;D

 Sitek does it for me, any time!

 Paul...
Title: Re: props
Post by: Proteus on August 28, 2009, 12:51:59 AM
shows how good there props are, max I have waited and I have about 20 to 25 of them of him is 8 weeks.




Proteus
Title: Re: props
Post by: andygh on August 28, 2009, 01:13:32 AM
Sitek for me, excellent

http://www.gsitek-props.co.uk/ (http://www.gsitek-props.co.uk/)
Title: Re: props
Post by: Malcolm Reade on August 28, 2009, 05:48:25 AM
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=19253.0 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=19253.0)

(Includes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 bladed props, kort, military props etc.)

Take a look at http://www.raboesch.com/ (http://www.raboesch.com/)  Click on the Catalogue 2 button, and scroll down the page..

Malc
Title: Re: props
Post by: Wasyl on August 28, 2009, 02:30:38 PM
I found,gsitek very reasonable for their props,ok, they do have expensive props,which is ok if you,re investing in an expensive boat,but if you,re boat is a cheap one then i don,t see the point of spending double figures on a prop when you can have one that does the job for 6/7 ish,like for my Revell Gato,and V11c ,but ihave to say,there are so many different prices oiut there,just the other day i was quoted 70+postage for 2 x 30mm 4 bladed props for my Gato,which cost me 30, i nearly fell off my chair,then i got two from sitek,for 14, andi,m very happy with them,because after all,who sees the props when its in the water,only the little fish,s,I,ll be going back to sitek to get the props/shafts for my V11c

Wullie
Title: Re: props
Post by: Malcolm Reade on August 28, 2009, 03:55:27 PM
I found,gsitek very reasonable for their props,ok, they do have expensive props,which is ok if you,re investing in an expensive boat,but if you,re boat is a cheap one then i don,t see the point of spending double figures on a prop when you can have one that does the job for 6/7 ish,like for my Revell Gato,and V11c ,but ihave to say,there are so many different prices oiut there,just the other day i was quoted 70+postage for 2 x 30mm 4 bladed props for my Gato,which cost me 30, i nearly fell off my chair,then i got two from sitek,for 14, andi,m very happy with them,because after all,who sees the props when its in the water,only the little fish,s,I,ll be going back to sitek to get the props/shafts for my V11c

Wullie

Wullie

Props fall into 2 price categories, fabricated (reasonable prices) and mostly centrifugally cast (more expensive).  As far as I am aware, Prop Shop offerings are all cast and their prices reflect this.  I know that G Sitek produces fabricated props, but I'm not sure about cast ones?

Apart from moulded plastic and carbon, fabricated brass propellers are by far the most popular, probably because of the lower prices?  Cast propellers are generally better quality, but value for money is for the buyer to judge?

Raboesch produce both prefabricated and centrifugally cast propellers, and these fall into 2 completely different price categories.  All are competitively priced.

Malc





Title: Re: props
Post by: Wasyl on August 28, 2009, 04:44:22 PM
Hi Malc,i agree totally,its like horses for courses,
What I could,nt get my head round,was when I contacted a seller on Monday,and explained that i was looking for 2 x 30mm x 4 blade props, for my Revell Gato,he then quoted me 70 + for,cast  bronze, which i new were expensive, but were also over kill,Over these past few days i,ve looked at more props than i care to do ever again,and with so many varying prices,but have to say that sitek, prices are very good,condsidering that many of the other props i looked at were fabricated,but were more expensive,

Wullie
Title: Re: props
Post by: DickyD on August 28, 2009, 05:38:21 PM
http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/shop/index.php/cPath/35_39

Raboesch props, excellent.
Title: Re: props
Post by: Proteus on August 28, 2009, 06:07:58 PM
Wasyl

a standard scale 4 bladed prop in bronze from prop shop is 13.98 inc vat each they are the 1212 x 4 blade scale prop so your postage must have been a bit steep was he hand delivering  and this is this months price list and I have orderd of it and it is correct so I make it 28  plus postage that is normally about 3.00 from them.


Proteus
Title: Re: props
Post by: Malcolm Reade on August 28, 2009, 08:09:30 PM
http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/shop/index.php/cPath/35_39

Raboesch props, excellent.

As a Stockist of Deans/Raboesch products I can concur...

Malc
Title: Re: props
Post by: Eric65 on August 29, 2009, 07:17:45 AM
I got my Bismarck props from Sitek, they are magnificent!

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb5/gregsdad/P2290013.jpg)
Title: Re: props
Post by: polaris on August 29, 2009, 07:31:38 PM

Dear All,

May I advise that the email Link below is to an extremely helpful person/engineer who has the capability to make things that others can't seemingly cope with... viz., such things as 4BA for example.

Whilst other 'specialists' seem to have problems engineering shafts of non standard spec. with all sorts of excuses, this person has no problem whatsoever (inc. props.), and supplies a very very helpfull, prompt and considerate service to boot.

Regards, Bernard

chris@hanna-parts.net
Title: Re: props
Post by: polaris on August 29, 2009, 07:33:32 PM

p.s. If you might email this person, please state what I have said.
Title: Re: props
Post by: Wasyl on August 29, 2009, 11:40:44 PM
Wasyl

a standard scale 4 bladed prop in bronze from prop shop is 13.98 inc vat each they are the 1212 x 4 blade scale prop so your postage must have been a bit steep was he hand delivering  and this is this months price list and I have orderd of it and it is correct so I make it 28  plus postage that is normally about 3.00 from them.


Proteus
As, I previously said the quote was 70 per pair which i thought was way over the top,but you can check yourself,the quote was from Subtech,weather he was trying it on or not,i don,t know,

Wullie
Title: Re: props
Post by: Proteus on August 30, 2009, 12:07:48 AM
 Wasyl

I was Just pointing out that Prop-shop props which are cast  where not the most expensive and only a bit dearer than composites. and for information in the future.

, Proteus
Title: Re: props
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 01, 2009, 12:00:17 PM
Topic split:
 What's the world coming to? - http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=19358.0
Title: Re: props
Post by: ajb68 on September 01, 2009, 12:19:58 PM
Thanks for all the answers to my post , so from what i can understand propshop are very good but can be a tad slow on delivery and sitek are pretty good all round , its not that i need a custom prop i just wanted to get the opinions of this forum with many years of experience between its membership  where the best place to go would be , thanks once again for all the replies it has made for interesting reading  :-))  Andy
Title: Re: props
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 01, 2009, 01:14:07 PM
Don't overlook Raboesch from Dean Marine or Reade Plastics!
Title: Re: props
Post by: ajb68 on September 01, 2009, 01:21:58 PM
ok Martin will do , just got a bit confuseing there for a while  :-))