N.O.S Props – The New Exhibit At Syd’s Text Message Museum.


Prop box’s

The curators at the ever so exclusive museum of Syd’s Text Message Museum have unveiled it’s latest exhibit. NOS Outboard props. For those who of us that are not museum eficianatos. Efisheanatos? efishanautos? afishanado? Okay.. this word is clearly a 11th grade word. Hold on. Aficionado, there. Where was I? Oh.. N.O.S. is the term for New Old Stock. Stuff that didn’t sell and is still brand spanking new.

Michigan propeller EW-10, Someone out there is peeing on themselves, because their entire Christmas wish is a NOS EW-10 prop.

Love the graphics.

The caption Syd sent me on this one is. “Three Blade Prop” Thanks Syd, cause I would have sworn it was a two blade one? Or a two blade plus one thats three? Or a 4 blade minus one?

Who is this amazing curator Syd?  Syd Marsdin has a never ending supply of stuff in his drawers, barn shelves and god only knows. Under the mattress? Are you actually still reading this dribble? Have we been trapped in our homes so long that my attempt at spelling aficionado is the sad highlight of the day? I had butcherd it so bad, even spell check couldn’t fix it.

Oh ya, a copper two blade prop.

Oh hell ya! Its art of the prop, or prop art, not to be confused with art thats a prop in a picture to make the picture nicer or set a tone. This is really a prop, the boxes could also be called props to help the props …. oh god.. I am in a loop again.. My head hurts. I need some breakfast. 

19 replies
  1. Rick
    Rick says:

    Love the shape of that 3 blade. Would it be wrong to start with the prop and then find a boat to go with it?

  2. Frank@Falmouth
    Frank@Falmouth says:

    Wheel written article today……Props to Syd for neat photos that didnt Screw us with too many synonyms …
    Winterizing and shuffling boats into the Boat Barn today….the leaves can wait!…

  3. Syd
    Syd says:

    Love it I wondered where you were going to head with it. A nice laugh to start Saturday with. That 3 blade is for a 4 cylinder Johnson from the late 20’s up to 31 I believe I have to go set fit it

  4. Verne
    Verne says:

    I’ve read that choosing a prop (pitch) should be based on the advertised RPM where the motor produces its highest horsepower. The best prop should result in that RPM being reached at WOT.

  5. Art
    Art says:

    Well I’m ART, so hang me on the wall or just prop me in a corner, but interested to see if he has any Chris Craft Outboard props in his collection.

  6. Jim Staib
    Jim Staib says:

    Bought this one figuring I would find a boat for it sooner or later. Sometimes I do things backward. 24X48
    After some research I found it was a test propeller for LOCKPATII when she had the PT Packard in it.

  7. Tommy
    Tommy says:

    They are art! I’ve been looking for a while now to find 5 brass props for decoration. I don’t want something someone needs. More cool brass but no longer useful. If anyone has a selection of old styles, reasonable let me know.

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