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Re: Gori Prop Problem
I want to comment on this thread. My previous boat had a Gori prop. In the 14 years that I knew the history of that boat the prop failed at least four separate times and Gori's warranty policy was to deny responsibility under all circumstances.
If you live in North America Gori requires that you ship the failed prop back to the factory. They would not accept the findings of their own North American representative as to why the prop failed. Gori's hipping and handling costs was wildly expensive. They were grossly non-responsive to emails or phone calls, They required money be wired into their account before they would ship the prop, which I understood, but then despite paying for expedited shipping and handling, Gori did not ship the prop for nearly three weeks during the sailing season.
I was not alone in this. The owners of sisterships experienced exactly what I did. We actually approached other manufacturers trying to get them to produce props with a spline pattern fitting our saildrive.
The experience was so horrible that I would not buy a Gori prop and would consider it a deal breaker if I were considering buying a boat that required one.
Regarding the setscrews, the setscrews need to align with the recess in the pivot pin. The first pin needs to be tightened enough lock the pin tightly into place and the second pin needs to be tight enough to act as a locknut. Both need to be put into place with the right locktite.
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