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Steel or aluminum prop?

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Thinking about going w/ steel for longevity and better performance. I have a 19" CC Bay boat w/ Suzuki DF115 and would like some informed opinions. I use it both both on the north and south shores along w/ lakes upstate. I hear that if you ruin your outdrive by striking something w/ a steel prop it's covered by insurance, but do I want to wait for the work to be done in that event and miss out on fishing? How likely is it that I ruin the outdrive w/ a steel prop? I have never hit anything solid in my normal boating areas. Thx.
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On my 23' Sea-Ox,with a single 200 HP,I had always used aluminum props.It came with aluminum,and was cheaper to replace,which I did several times per season.
My present boat,29'Proline w/twin 225 HP OBs,came set up with stainless steel props.Never needed to change one yet after nine seasons.
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