One question we get all the time is what do I need to do to keep my stainless or aluminum prop in optimum running condition. Other than not hitting something in the water, there is really not much to do. We always recommend removing the prop for overwintering, but that is to protect against theft and from someone hitting their shins on the prop blades when they get too close to your boat! General surface cleaning can be done to stainless if you want to maintain it's like-new shine, but even that is not necessary, A shiny prop is not measurably faster than one a little dulled by use. But it is critical any edge damage, dings, gouges, or bending of the blades be brought to the attention of a local prop repair specialist immediately. They have the tools and expertise to get your prop back in optimal condition. They are not so busy in the off season, so taking that prop for repair after your boat is tucked away is the perfect time to keep a local craftsman busy during the winter.
For a completely ASSEMBLED ark ready to gold plate, guild or paint, the price is $4,000 (this is delivered in a raw, white surface) This represents over 100 hrs of work. When you factor in the cost of the kit, the labor hours work out to be about $ an hour.
FINISHED AND PAINTED GOLD ARK $4,500 (this includes an automotive quality paint job in quadruble lacquered paint finish.
A GOLD PLATED ARK (NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE) This is achieved through a state of the art goldchrome technique. The finish is absolutely astounding! This price is this high due to the extremely high cost of the gold plating. A gold plated ark is EXTREMELY RARE. There are less than 10 in the world.
NOTE: This propeller selector, and the information it provides, is to be used only as a general reference guide. Results will differ, based on various factors including, but not limited to, application, conditions, and load. More accurate information for a particular boat/application may often be obtained from the boat manufacturer. The most effective method to select the proper propeller for a particular boat and engine application (based on usage and needs) is to test various propellers directly on that boat. Part numbers are provided for reference only, and may change at any time.