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Are there any prop shops close to Philly, and preferably on the PA side of the river? I need to have my prop shaft and transmission fitting fit and faced. I found two placed in Toms River, NJ, but that's about 2 hours in each direction. If I can find a place closer, I can have the work done during the week.

I did try searching, and the only one that I was able to find was Philly Boat Supply, but they don't work on sailboats (or that's what they told me). All the others seem to be in NJ, but that surprises me given the number of boats in PA.
 

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Jim,
You're probably right. But I don't know any machine shops in my area, and I'm always leery about having some random people do work.

I tried fitting the new flange onto the prop shaft, and the fit is too tight for me to do it by hand alone. So, I'm going to take it to either a machine shop (if I can find one near me) or to the prop shop on Friday.
 

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You're welcome Jim! Hope they are ok and dependable. I may need them in the future.. one just never knows..
 

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Denise,
FYI, G&K is closed, and Marine Coupling is in MN. There is a place called Atlantis Propellers in the Riverside area, but they seem to focus on outboard motors. In the end, if I'm going to drive that far, I may as well drive out to Toms River. There were 2 or 3 places out there that do what I need. These include:

J & B Marine Propeller Repair
230 Hickory Ln
Bayville, NJ 08721
(732) 269-2929

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Ocean Propeller Co. Inc.
1 Executive Dr
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 929-1100
 

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There is Precision Prop in Newburgh NY, not local but they are reported to be very good.

Welcome to Precision Propeller | www.precision-props.com

They may even pick up and deliver down that way I know they go pretty far down the coast. Of course they are not that big so shipping really should not be an issue.
 
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